Mahoning Valley Scrappers

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Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Founded in 1999
Niles, Ohio
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Team logo Cap insignia
Current Short-Season A (1999–present)
Minor league affiliations
League New York–Penn League (1999–present)
Division Pinckney Division
Major league affiliations
Current Cleveland Indians (1999–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (1) 2004
Division titles (5)
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2009
  • 2017
Team data
Nickname Mahoning Valley Scrappers (1999–present)
Colors Navy blue, gold, silver
Ballpark Eastwood Field (1999–present)
HWS Group
Manager Edwin Rodriguez
General Manager Jordan Taylor

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball team based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. The Scrappers play in the Pinckney Division of the Short-Season A classification New York–Penn League and are affiliated with the Cleveland Indians. In 2004, the Scrappers won the New York–Penn League championship.

The Scrappers' home field is Eastwood Field, opened in 1999 as Cafaro Field, located behind the Eastwood Mall on U.S. Highway 422. In their first six seasons, the Scrappers averaged over 4,000 fans per game.

Season by Season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[1]
2010 Indians Travis Fryman[2] 30–46, 6th place Pinckney
2011 Indians David Wallace[3] 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 Edwin Rodriguez 44-29, 1st place Pinckney


Mahoning Valley Scrappers roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 17 Ping-Hsueh Chen
  • 32 Zack Draper
  • 35 Riley Echols
  • 26 Sam Hentges
  • 12 Grant Hockin
  • -- Domingo Jiménez
  • 23 James Karinchak
  • 37 Francisco Lopez
  • 48 Maiker Manzanillo
  • 38 Kirk McCarty
  • 36 Jean Carlos Mejia
  • 43 Elijah Morgan
  • 44 Kyle Nelson
  • 45 Francisco Pérez
  • 49 Felix Tati
  • 30 Jonathan Teaney
  • 51 Randy Valladares
  • 47 Gregori Vasquez


  •  4 Gian Paul Gonzalez
  • 29 Michael Rivera
  • 20 Jason Rodriguez


  • 22 Jesse Berardi
  •  8 Ulysses Cantu
  • 24 Ernie Clement
  • 34 Tyler Friis
  • 10 Nolan Jones
  • 25 Jonathan Laureano
  •  6 Elvis Perez
  • 50 Dillon Persinger


  •  7 Will Benson
  • 39 Oscar Gonzalez
  •  2 Hosea Nelson
  •  1 Mitch Reeves
  • 27 Clark Scolamiero
  • 40 Austin Wade



  • 16 Owen Dew (pitching)
  • 33 Grant Fink (bench)
  •  9 Pete Lauritson (hitting)

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated October 17, 2017
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Cleveland Indians minor league players

Broadcasters and Radio[edit]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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 assumed 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.

Along with Schmidt, fellow 27 sports anchor Chad Krispinsky, was the first and original Voice of the Scrappers. Krispinsky was the teams first Public Address announce4 during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He would later become the radio voice of the Scrappers in 2001 and 2002.

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.

John Batcho, formerly known as "Mr. Sports" on Y103 WYFM-FM was the first and original radio voice of the Scrappers doing the play by play duties in the inaugural season of 1999 with Lou Bezjak on color commentary which featured the likes of future prominent Major Leaguers, CC Sabathia and Victor Martinez under Manager Ted Kubiak. This team would eventually make its way to the NYP League Championship series only to fall two games to one in a showdown series with Josh Hamilton and the Hudson Valley Renegades.


  • List includes players on MLB rosters in 2010 and 2011



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