Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Cleveland Indians

1 Trevor Bauer 1/17/91 ss Columbus Clippers (AAA)
2 Francisco Lindor 11/14/1993 ss Carolina Mudcats (HiA)
3 Dorssys Paulino 11/21/1994 ss Lake County Captains (LoA)
4 Tyler Naquin 4/24/1991 of Carolina Mudcats (HiA)
5 Cody Allen 11/20/1988 rhp Cleveland Indians
6 Mitch Brown 4/13/1994 rhp Lake County Captains (LoA)
7 Danny Salazar 1/11/1990 rhp Akron Aeros (AA)
8 Luigi Rodriguez 11/13/1992 of Lake County Captains (LoA)
9 Ronny Rodriguez 4/17/1992 ss/2b Akron Aeros (AA)
10 *Jesus Aguilar 6/30/1990 1b Akron Aeros (AA)
*Disabled list


indians-900x635HE'S WHERE?: Jose Ramirez was a pleasant surprise last season, when the 5-foot-9 second baseman hit .354/.403/.462 in 67 games in low Class A Lake County, then followed up with a strong winter ball campaign in the Dominican League. His bat has impressed the Indians so much that they are skipping him over high Class A Carolina and sending the 20-year-old to Double-A Akron.

WHO'S MISSING: The Indians have a handful of intriguing young Latin American players, led by shortstop Dorssys Paulino. While Paulino will head to Lake County, outfielder Anthony Santander and lefthander Luis Lugo remain in Arizona for extended spring training.

GO SEE: The Indians don't have one affiliate that stands out as particularly stacked. Top prospect Francisco Lindor is in Carolina, however, along with 2012 first-round pick Tyler Naquin. The Mudcats also have Tony Wolters, who is converting to catcher after spending the last couple of years in the system as a middle infielder.