You waited until the last minute to decide on the #5 prospect in the organization. Would it be Justus Sheffield, the ~6 foot left-hander who has immense upside but is 3-4 years away from the majors, or Rob Kaminsky, the ~6-foot left-hander with groundball tendencies and two very good offspeed pitches but has a lower ceiling? Regardless of the outcome, having these two prospects in the system is a good problem to have.
In the end, Rob Kaminsky eked out the victory, with 81 votes compared to 77 votes cast for Sheffield. And it wasn't just a two horse race: Tyler Naquin, who could play some center field for the Indians in 2016, got 74 votes, while Brady Aiken, last year's first round pick, garnered 72.
The Indians acquired Rob Kaminsky at the trade deadline last year; they received him from the St. Louis Cardinals for Brandon Moss. Moss was under contract through 2016, but the return was such that the Indians pulled the trigger. And at least to this point, the trade has worked out well for both parties, as the deal allowed Lonnie Chisenhall to get playing time in right, and Moss hit better with the Cardinals during their playoff run.
But the key to the deal will be Kamisnky. The Cardinals drafted him as the 28th overall selection in the 2013 draft (the Indians selected Clint Frazier 5th overall in that draft) out of St. Joseph High School in Montvale, New Jersey. In his first full season (2014), he dominated Midwest League batters to a tune of a .194/.266/.251 batting line, allowing just 2 home runs in 100.2 innings of work. In 2015, Florida State/Carolina League batters hit .239/.309/.272 against him, and didn't allow a home run in 104.1 innings. His velocity tops out in the high-80s/low-90s, but deception and movement has overcome that, at least to this point in his young career.