I am now working on the Chicago Cubs Top 20 prospect list for 2017. The next team in line is the American League Champion Cleveland Indians, to be followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, and the Houston Astros.
Use this thread to discuss the Cleveland Indians organization and farm system. Some possible points for discussion include, but are certainly not limited to,
***The Indians won 94 games in 2016, claiming the American League pennant and hanging on until Game Seven of the World Series despite a rash of injuries. What do you see for 2017? Will they get to 90+ wins again? Can they do what the Royals did in 2015, return to the World Series and win?
***Francisco Lindor is an obvious cornerstone. Do you feel the same about Jose Ramirez?
***Will Trevor Bauer ever take the final step from "pretty decent pitcher" to a true staff anchor?
***Looking at the prospects, what is your timeline for getting Bradley Zimmer into the lineup?
***True or False: Yandy Diaz will show more power soon and turn into an "out of nowhere" success story.
***As always, please share your sleepers or any other observations and thoughts about the Indians system.