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Tribe's top prospects according to Baseball America

By Stephanie Storm Published: January 13, 2014

Baseball America recently released its Indians Top 10 prospects list, with little surprise coming in naming shortstop Francisco Lindor as the organization’s No. 1 prospect.

 

The Tribe’s first-round draft pick (8th overall) in 2011, Lindor started last season at high Class-A Carolina before being promoted to Double-A Akron mid season.

 

However, after hitting .289 in 21 games, a back injury cut his season short. Lindor is expected to open the 2014 season again at Akron, and with another hot start, could make his Triple-A debut before the end of the season. 

 

Here’s the full list of BA’s Tribe top prospects:

 

No. 1 - SS Francisco Lindor

 

No. 2 – OF Clint Frazier

 

No. 3 – RHP Trevor Bauer

 

No. 4 – OF Tyler Naquin

 

No. 5 – RHP Cody Anderson

 

No. 6 – SS Dorssys Paulino

 

No. 7 – SS/2B Ronny Rodriguez

 

No. 8 – RHP C.C. Lee

 

No. 9 – 2B/SS Jose Ramirez

 

No. 10 – RHP Austin Adams

 

 

Baseball America also annually puts together a list of the organization’s players with the best tools. Here’s the 2014 version:

 

Best Hitter for Average – Francisco Lindor

 

Best Power Hitter – Clint Frazier

 

Best Strike-Zone Discipline – Francisco Lindor

 

Fastest Baserunner – Jose Ramirez

 

Best Athlete – D’vone McClure

 

Best Fastball – Trey Haley

 

Best Curveball – Trevor Bauer

 

Best Slider – C.C. Lee

 

Best Changeup – Trevor Bauer

 

Best Control  - Kyle Crockett

 

Best Defensive Catcher – Roberto Perez

 

Best Defensive Infielder – Francisco Lindor

 

Best Infield Arm – Erik Gonzalez

 

Best Defensive Outfielder – Tyler Naquin

 

Best Outfield Arm – Tyler Naquin

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