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Chuck Lofgren ... fans seven in good outing.

The Indians are proud of their 2008 draft and from what some of the players have shown in spring camp, their optimism is well-based. Lonnie Chisenhall, Tim Fedroff and Cord Phelps look so good they likely will skip over Lake County and go directly from short-season Mahoning Valley a year ago to Class A Kinston. Pitchers Eric Berger, T.J. House and Zach Putnam from the class of '08 also look good.

"Chisenhall is the best listener and faster learner I've worked with in camp," said former Indians third baseman Travis Fryman. Fryman, manager at Mahoning Valley, is helping Chisenhall make the transition from college shortstop to professional third baseman. Fryman made a similar move with the Detroit Tigers. He was an AL All-Star at short, then moved to third and was selected to the All-Star...

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