Here are yesterday’s Indians highlights:
- Baseball America, the most prominent prospect rankers in baseball, unveiled its 2013 Top 100 Prospects List. Two Tribe farmhands made the cut: Trevor Bauer at No. 14 and Francisco Lindor at No. 28.
- A lot of people don’t like Trevor Bauer’s long toss warmup routine; Terry Francona apparently does.
Wahoo’s on First Highlights
- Jeff argued that the Indians still need an ace to contend this year.
- Brian looked at Nick Swisher‘s 2013 fantasy value.
- Evan continued to size up the rest of the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins.
- Indians Baseball Insider’s Jake Dungan argues that Cleveland fans have a responsibility to fill Progressive Field in 2013.
- Adam Burke from The Cleveland Fan examines the value of the Indians’ improved defense.
- Justin Lada at It’s Pronounced “Lajaway” looks at some of the most noteworthy prospects to get invited to Spring Training.
- Today is the final day to vote for the 2013 SABR Analytics Research awards yesterday at SABR.org, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, and The Hardball Times. I am among the nominees in the “Contemporary Baseball Commentary” category (the second one on the ballot) for an article I wrote entitled “Did Hall of Fame’s Founders Want Voters to Judge With Their Eyes?”. If you like my work I would appreciate your support; either way, please take a few minutes to read and support some of the best baseball writing around.
Top Prospect Crowdsourcing
- Voting is also underway in our 2013 Cleveland Indians top prospects crowdsourcing project. Please take a few minutes to help us pick the most promising young players in the organization!