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Friday, January 20, 2012

Kevin Goldstein: Indians Top 11 Prospects

System in 20 Words or Less: This is the youngest, riskiest, most volatile Top 11 I’ve ever done.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Francisco Lindor, SS
Three-Star Prospects
2. Dillon Howard, RHP
3. Ronny Rodriguez, SS
4. Austin Adams, RHP
5. Tony Wolters, SS
6. Nick Hagadone, LHP
7. Dorssys Paulino, SS
8. Luigi Rodriguez, OF
Two-Star Prospects
9. Scott Barnes, LHP
10. Robel Garcia, INF
11. Elvis Araujo, LHP

Nine More
12. Jake Cisco, RHP: This 2011 third-round pick has size and stuff, but he’s raw.
13. Zach McAllister, RHP: He has command and fastball movement, but little else. His ceiling is a fifth starter.
14. Felix Sterling, RHP: This young righty has a power arm and big potential, but he needs refinement.
15. Jorge Martinez, SS: He’s yet another teenage Dominican with loud tools. He profiles as a third baseman with power.
16. Chen Lee, RHP: This undersized righty has an electric fastball. He should pitch in big leagues this year, and has a seventh- or eighth-inning ceiling.
17. Levon Washington, OF: He’s still a great athlete, but his swing fell apart in 2011.
18. Jesus Aguilar, 1B: This massive first baseman is a bat-only prospect, but there are questions about what he can do other than hit for power.
19. Chun-Hsui Chen, C: He has impressive offensive skills, but he’s well below average behind the plate.
20. Zack Putnam, RHP: Like Lee, Putnam should reach the big leagues this year, but he profiles as a solid reliever, not an impact one.

 

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Tripon Posted: January 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: indians, minor leagues, prospect reports, scouting

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   1. Frisco Cali Posted: January 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4041173)
I'm having a hard time coming up with a good nickname for Lindor.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM (#4041198)
Roberto Hernandez-Heredia Lindor?
   3. Randy Jones Posted: January 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM (#4041203)
Frankie Chocolate
   4. Mike Emeigh Posted: January 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4041248)
Goldstein used the word "shocked" three times in the first five sentences of his capsule review of Lindor. I doubt that "shocked" was exactly what he was going for there.

If I had to rate the top five prospects in this division, they would be:

Sano
Lindor
Starling
Myers

and then a coin flip between Montgomery and Turner (leaning toward Turner, but they are close). Then the decline gets steep.

-- MWE
   5. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: January 20, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4041666)
Not a big fan of Jake Cisco's prospects. When I saw him, his breaking stuff was pretty flat and the Vulcans just destroyed anything in the zone. Still, got to think the nephew of Kenny Lofton has some potential.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 20, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4041685)
the Vulcans just destroyed anything in the zone.

You sure that wasn't Romulans disguised as Vulcans?

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