Draft Dope: Indians
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John Mirabelli (first year: 2000)Order in 2007 Rotation:
Second round (77th, for signing Type A free agent Roberto Hernandez from Mets), third round (107th, for Type A Free Agent David Dellucci from Phillies)Trend:
The Tribe doesn't care where the players are from as long as they can play, and they aren't afraid to spend, having averaged more than $5 million in bonuses for the first 10 rounds over the last four years. This Year's Outlook:
Cleveland picks 13th, then not again until the fourth round (137th overall). Does that mean the Indians will go conservative for a surefire big leaguer in the first round? Take a high-risk, high-reward player with a big price tag? Or will they roll the dice, say, on John Mirabelli's fellow N.C. State alumnus Andrew Brackman?