August 17, 2014

The Boots: Crucial 2011 Season for Top Cleveland Indians Prospects

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Boot Up: Reflective Rankings – Three baseball publications (Baseball America, Minor League Ball and Hardball Times) recently released end-of-season updated top 10 rankings for each of the MLB systems. These new lists included 2010 draft picks and highlighted the continued development of prospects throughout the past minor league season. It’s always nice to see yet another opinion on each of these top players before the calendar year even begins, so here are some of the highlights from those updates:

- Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and right-handed pitcher Alex White were the consensus top two for all three rankings. White surpassed Chisenhall in the Hardball Times, but the other two selected the third baseman over the right-handed pitcher for the start of their lists. [Read more...]