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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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