2012 Cleveland Indians Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Cleveland Indians Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Cleveland Indians Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Francisco Lindor SS
Born: 11/14/1993
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers
2011 Combined Stats: .316, 2RBI (4 Hits In 19 At-Bats) (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#2 Tony Wolters 2B
Born: 6/9/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers
2011 Combined Stats: .292, 10(2B), 3(3B), 1HR, 20RBI, 19SB

#3 Dillon Howard RHP
Born: 7/1/1992
Highest Level Reached: 2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#4 Felix Sterling RHP
Born: 3/15/1993
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lake County Captains
2011 Combined Stats: 4-6, 4.12ERA, 67.2IP, 33BB, 66K, .236BAA

#5 Nick Hagadone LHP
Born: 1/1/1986
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cleveland Indians
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 6-4, 2.79ERA, 4 Saves, 71IP, 22BB, 77K, .212BAA
MAJORS: 1-0, 4.09ERA, 11IP, 6BB, 11K, .118BAA

#6 Luigi Rodriguez OF
Born: 11/13/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lake County Captains
2011 Combined Stats: .304, 10(2B), 4(3B), 3HR, 19RBI, 18SB

#7 Ronny Rodriguez SS
Born: 4/17/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lake County Captains
2011 Combined Stats: .246, 28(2B), 7(3B), 11HR, 42RBI, 10SB

#8 Elvis Araujo LHP
Born: 7/15/1991
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers
2011 Combined Stats: 9-1, 3.36ERA, 69.2IP, 25BB, 63K, .245BAA

#9 Chen Lee RHP
Born: 10/21/1986
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Columbus Clippers
2011 Combined Stats: 6-1, 2.40ERA, 1 Save, 71.1IP, 23BB, 99K, .210BAA

#10 Jake Sisco RHP
Born: 12/9/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Indians
2011 Combined Stats: 2-4, 5.24ERA, 34.1IP, 17BB, 31K, .303BAA

#11 Levon Washington OF
Born: 7/26/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lake County Captains
2011 Combined Stats: .218, 9(2B), 4(3B), 4HR, 20RBI, 15SB

#12 Chun Chen C
Born: 11/1/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Akron Aeros
2011 Combined Stats: .262, 24(2B), 3(3B), 16HR, 70RBI

#13 Jorge Martinez SS
Born: 3/29/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Indians
2011 Combined Stats: .256, 10(2B), 2(3B), 4HR, 30RBI

#14 Jake Lowery C
Born: 7/21/1990
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers
2011 Combined Stats: .245, 23(2B), 1(3B), 6HR, 43RBI

#15 Scott Barnes LHP
Born: 9/5/1987
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Columbus Clippers
2011 Combined Stats: 8-4, 3.45ERA, 99IP, 36BB, 107K, .230BAA

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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