Cleveland Indians Top 10
By Teddy Cahill
After graduating the likes of Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale in recent years, the Indians' top 10 has a fresh, exciting look.
The system's depth is still at the lower levels of the minor leagues, but a wave of talent is starting to approach Cleveland, led by infielders Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman, who top this year's ranking.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Bo Naylor (23)
First Base: Jake Bauers (27)
Second Base: Tyler Freeman (24)
Third Base: Jose Ramirez (30)
Shortstop: Francisco Lindor (29)
Left Field: Nolan Jones (25)
Center Field: Oscar Mercado (28)
Right Field: George Valera (22)
Designated Hitter: Franmil Reyes (27)
No. 1 Starter: Shane Bieber (28)
No. 2 Starter: Mike Clevinger (32)
No. 3 Starter: Daniel Espino (22)
No. 4 Starter: Triston McKenzie (24)
No. 5 Starter: Aaron Civale (28)
Closer: Brad Hand (33)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Cleveland's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Tyler Freeman
Best Power Hitter: Bobby Bradley
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Ernie Clement
Fastest Baserunner: Quentin Holmes
Best Athlete: Will Benson
Best Fastball: Daniel Espino
Best Curveball: James Karinchak
Best Slider: Kyle Nelson
Best Changeup: Eli Morgan
Best Control: Eli Morgan
Best Defensive Catcher: Bo Naylor
Best Defensive Infielder: Brayan Rocchio
Best Infield Arm: Nolan Jones
Best Defensive Outfielder: Steven Kwan
Best Outfield Arm: Johnathan Rodriguez
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