Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Founded in 1999
Niles, Ohio
Team logoCap 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 Jim Pankovits
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

Regular season

1999IndiansTed Kubiak43–33, 1st place McNamara
2000IndiansTed Kubiak48–28, 1st place Pinckney
2001IndiansDave Turgeon26–49, 7th place Pinckney-Stedler
2002IndiansChris Bando46–30, 2nd place Pinckney
2003IndiansTed Kubiak38–36, 2nd place Pinckney
2004IndiansMike Sarbaugh42–34, 2nd place Pinckney
2005IndiansRouglas Odor33–43, 3rd place Pinckney
2006IndiansRouglas Odor36–34, 3rd place Pinckney
2007IndiansTim Laker37–37, 2nd place Pinckney
2008IndiansTravis Fryman31–44, 5th place Pinckney
2009IndiansTravis Fryman49–27, 1st place Pinckney[1]
2010IndiansTravis Fryman[2]30–46, 6th place Pinckney
2011IndiansDavid Wallace[3]41–34, 3rd place Pinckney
2012IndiansTed Kubiak30–45, 5th place Pinckney
2013IndiansTed Kubiak30–44, 5th place Pinckney
2014IndiansTed Kubiak33-42, 5th place Pinckney
2015IndiansTravis Fryman31-44, 6th place Pinckney
2016IndiansEdwin Rodriguez37-38, 4th place Pinckney
2017IndiansLuke Carlin44-29, 1st place Pinckney
2018IndiansJim Pankovits



Mahoning Valley Scrappers roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 47 Erick Algarin
  • 44 Manuel Alvarez
  • 30 Luis Araujo
  • 35 Skylar Arias
  • 40 Dakody Clemmer
  • 32 Zack Draper
  • -- Matt Esparza
  • 52 Adoni Kery
  • -- Francisco Lopez
  • 37 Cameron Mingo
  • 48 Juan Mota
  • 53 Luis Oviedo
  • 45 Alex Royalty
  • 26 Luis Santos
  • 25 Jordan Scheftz
  • 50 Adam Scott
  • 29 Luis Valdez
  • 51 Randy Valladares


  •  8 Gian Paul Gonzalez
  •  9 Jason Rodriguez


  • 12 Jose Fermin
  • 33 Tyler Freeman
  • 17 Richard Palacios
  • 16 Henry Pujols


  • 27 Gabriel Mejia
  •  2 Hosea Nelson
  •  6 Mitch Reeves
  • 11 Clark Scolamiero


Designated hitters

  • 28 Simeon Lucas



  • -- Jason Blanton (pitching)
  • -- Jason Esposito (hitting)
  • -- Omir Santos (bench)

7-day disabled list
* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 2, 2018
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Cleveland Indians minor league players

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.[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 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.



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