Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Team logo Cap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassCollegiate summer (2021–present)
Previous classesClass A Short-Season (1999–2020)
LeagueMLB Draft League (2021–present)
Previous leagues
New York–Penn League (1999–2020)
Major league affiliations
TeamUnaffiliated (2021–present)
Previous teamsCleveland Indians (1999–2020)
Minor league titles
League titles (1)2004
Division titles (6)
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2009
  • 2017
  • 2018
Team data
NameMahoning Valley Scrappers (1999–present)
ColorsNavy blue, gold, silver
BallparkEastwood Field (1999–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
HWS Group
General managerHeather Sahli
ManagerDmitri Young

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a collegiate summer baseball team of the MLB Draft League. They are located in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River, and play their home games at Eastwood Field. From 1999 to 2020, they were a Minor League Baseball team that played as members of the New York–Penn League. The club was the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians from its inception until Major League Baseball's reorganization of the minors following the 2020 season.[1]

In 2004, the Scrappers won the New York–Penn League championship.

Season by season results

Regular season

Season Affiliation Manager Record
1999 Indians Ted Kubiak 43–33, 1st place McNamara
2000 Indians Ted Kubiak 48–28, 1st place Pinckney
2001 Indians Dave Turgeon 26–49, 7th place Pinckney-Stedler
2002 Indians Chris Bando 46–30, 2nd place Pinckney
2003 Indians Ted Kubiak 38–36, 2nd place Pinckney
2004 Indians Mike Sarbaugh 42–34, 2nd place Pinckney
2005 Indians Rouglas Odor 33–43, 3rd place Pinckney
2006 Indians Rouglas Odor 36–34, 3rd place Pinckney
2007 Indians Tim Laker 37–37, 2nd place Pinckney
2008 Indians Travis Fryman 31–44, 5th place Pinckney
2009 Indians Travis Fryman 49–27, 1st place Pinckney[2]
2010 Indians Travis Fryman[3] 30–46, 6th place Pinckney
2011 Indians David Wallace[4] 41–34, 3rd place Pinckney
2012 Indians Ted Kubiak 30–45, 5th place Pinckney
2013 Indians Ted Kubiak 30–44, 5th place Pinckney
2014 Indians Ted Kubiak 33-42, 5th place Pinckney
2015 Indians Travis Fryman 31-44, 6th place Pinckney
2016 Indians Edwin Rodriguez 37-38, 4th place Pinckney
2017 Indians Luke Carlin 44-29, 1st place Pinckney
2018 Indians Jim Pankovits 42-33, 1st place Pinckney
2019 Indians Jim Pankovits 37-39, 4th place Pinckney
2020 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 None Coco Crisp 27-28-2, 3rd place League
2022 None Homer Bush 32-47, 6th place League[5]
2023 None Dmitri Young 30-42, 5th place League

Post-season

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Eli Ankeney
  • 48 Michael Brewer
  • 7 Alan Carter
  • 45 Derrick Cherry
  • 51 Chad Coles
  • 33 Devin Crawford
  • 2 Duncan Davitt
  • 26 Frank Elissalt
  • 6 Colin Fields
  • 34 Karter Fitzpatrick
  • 54 Carson Fluno
  • 24 Xavier Fosbenner
  • -- Will Geerdes
  • 40 Sean Goodwin
  • 53 Luke Hansel
  • 30 Ricky Mineo
  • 36 Hayden Minton
  • -- Cole Paplham
  • -- Mathew Peters
  • 8 Davis Pratt
  • 35 Maddex Richardson
  • 29 Wyatt Thompson
  • 47 Ben Thompson
  • 10 Zach Thornton

Catchers

  • 23 Cooper Foard
  • 27 Adrian Salas
  • -- Michael Turner

Infielders

  • 9 Matt Archer
  • 46 Xavier Carter
  • 49 Reed Chumley
  • 39 Zach Dezenzo
  • 37 Max Holy
  • 38 Jalen Jones
  • 43 Brian Kalmer
  • 17 Cole McCallum
  • 50 Zach Storbakken
  • 41 Sean Tillmon

Outfielders

  • 1 Buck Anderson
  • 46 Xavier Carter
  • 44 Bobby Sparling
  • 4 Brandon Rogers


Manager

Coaches

  • 15 Craig Antush (assistant pitching)
  • 12 Vic Butler (hitting)
  • 32 Ron Mahay (pitching)


7-day injured list

~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated June 23, 2022

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Broadcasters and radio

As of the 2015 season, the Scrappers' flagship radio station is Youngstown, Ohio station WBBW (Sportsradio 1240 AM). All of the games will be carried live.[8]

Austin Pollack was named the play-by-play broadcaster in January 2015. Pollack will broadcast all 76 games for the Scrappers. Warren, Ohio station WHKZ (1440 AM The Word) broadcast Scrappers games in 2013.

Warren, Ohio station WHTX (1570 AM) broadcast Scrappers games from 2010 to 2012.[9]

Youngstown, Ohio station WNIO (1390 AM) broadcast Scrappers games from 2002 to 2009.

Former Channel 27 news anchor Robb Schmidt, is the current P.A. announcer. Schmidt took over the position from John Brown, who was a communications student at Youngstown State University and served as announcer in 2009 and 2010. Brown replaced current Cleveland Indians announcer Ryan Pritt.

Mike Pilch called their games in 2006 and 2007 while the broadcasts right were with Clear Channel.

Youngstown, Ohio station WBBW (1240 AM) originally broadcast Scrappers games from 1999 to 2001 with John Batcho calling the games.

Scrappers games from 2021-2022 have been broadcast by Your Sports Network (YSN) digitally on YSNLive.com. Ron Potesta covered play by play duties in 2021 before Richie Juliano assumed the responsibilities of the “Voice of the Scrappers” in 2022.

Alumni

References

  1. ^ "Mahoning Valley Scrappers Retain Affiliation With Major League Baseball in New MLB Draft League". Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Minor League Baseball. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Stats | New York-Penn League Stats. Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
  3. ^ Indians announce 2010 staff alignment for player development system | indians.com: Official Info. Cleveland.indians.mlb.com (2013-05-24). Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
  4. ^ Mahoning Valley Scrappers Field Staff
  5. ^ Ruman, Steve. [tribtoday.com/sports/local-sports/2022/09/scrappers-rollercoaster-season-comes-to-an-end/ "Scrappers' rollercoaster season comes to an end"]. Tribune Chronicle. Retrieved 26 October 2022. ((cite web)): Check |url= value (help)
  6. ^ Article | Mahoning Valley Scrappers News. Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
  7. ^ Article | Mahoning Valley Scrappers News. Minorleaguebaseball.com (2009-09-17). Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
  8. ^ 2014 Scrappers Games to Broadcast on Sports Radio 1240 AM Presented by M.V.P.B.A. Scrappers Backers
  9. ^ Scrappers Games to Broadcast on 1570 WHTX