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Shawn Morimando is our No. 17 Cleveland Indians prospect. Who should be No. 18?

Morimando is hoping to expand a 2016 campaign which saw him briefly reach the majors

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Shawn Morimando joins the growing list of talented Cleveland Indians left-handed pitching prospects alongside Brady Aiken, Rob Kaminsky, Juan Hillman and Ryan Merritt. He beat out Nellie Rodriguez and Tyler Krieger to enter our LGT Prospect rankings for 2017.

A 19th round pick out of high school back in 2011, Morimando really blossomed beginning in 2015, culminating in a dominant stint with Double-A Akron last season where he went 10-3 with a 3.07 ERA, even earning a cup of coffee with the Cleveland Indians in spot relief duty at the conclusion of their 14-game winning streak.

After being sent back down, Morimando finished the regular season with a solid run with Triple-A Columbus, sporting an ERA of 3.51 and a FIP of 3.88 over 11 starts. Perhaps most impressively was the fact that his walk-rate actually dropped after moving from Double-A to Triple-A while his strikeout rate of 18 percent remained consistent.

Morimando reaches the low 90s with his fastball and compliments it with some solid off-speed offerings. At 24 years old, he'll almost certainly begin 2017 in the Columbus starting rotation where he'll likely have multiple opportunities for at least spot starts with the big league club.

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Shane Bieber, RHP (Age 21)
2016 (A-): 24.0 IP, 0.38 ERA, 1.90 FIP, 24.7 K%, 2.4 BB%

2016 fourth round draft pick, solid pitch repertoire and excellent command (similar to Josh Tomlin) make him an intriguing prospect. Fastball sits in the low 90s paired with a slider and changeup. Could find himself in Lake County in 2017 as a 22 year old.

Andrew Calica, OF (Age 21)
2016 (A-): 174 PA, 2 HR, 14 SB, .388/.491/.568, wRC+ 213
2016 (A): 42 PA, 1 HR, 1 SB, .359/.405/.523, wRC+ 117

2016 11th round draft pick was an advanced bat out of college who absolutely tore up Low-A and Single-A pitching in his first taste of pro ball.

Willi Castro, SS (Age 19)

2016 (A): 548 PA, 7 HR, 16 SB, ..259/.286/.371, 90 wRC+
2016 (A+): 9 PA, 0 HR, 0 SB, .222/.222/.222, 18 wRC+

Switch-hitting short stop out of the Dominican Republic. Spent the majority of 2016 in A-ball, strikeouts spiked as did his power. Good speed on the bases, hardly walks at all.

Aaron Civale, RHP (Age 21)
2016 (A-): 37.2 IP, 1.67 ERA, 2.59 FIP, 20.0 K%, 5.7 BB%

2016 third round draft pick, a power arm transitioning from the relief role to starting. His innings were limited in his pro debut due to the college season, but he should be ready to stretch out in 2017.

Matt Esparza, RHP (Age 22)
2016 (A): 100.1 IP, 3.14 ERA, 2.92 FIP, 27.2 K%, 5.5 BB%
2016 (A+): 39.0 IP, 3.92 ERA, 3.98 FIP, 18.8 K%, 8.2 BB%

Excelled in first full season in Indians system, struck out 12 batters in one Class-A game. Made it to High-A late in season, likely to start 2017 with Lynchburg Hillcats.

Oscar Gonzalez, OF (Age 18)
2016 (R): 155 PA, 8 HR, 4 SB, .303/.342/.566, 148 wRC+
2016 (A-): 4 PA, 0 HR, 0 SB, .000/.250/.000, 12 wRC+

Highly promising young Dominican player who broke out big with an MVP season for the AZL Indians last year. High strikeout rate is a concern but still very young.

Tyler Krieger, 2B (Age 22)
2016 (A): 299 PA, 3 HR, 15 SB, .313/.385/.427, 141 wRC+
2016 (A+): 257 PA, 2 HR, 6 SB, .282/.369/.405, 118 wRC+

A high-average hitter with a good amount of speed on the base paths. Doesn't strike out a lot and walks at a decent clip. Could find himself in Akron at some point in 2017.

Mark Mathias, 2B (Age 22)
2016 (A+): 490 PA, 5 HR, 9 SB, .274/.359/.405, 115 wRC+
2016 (AA): 16 PA, 0 HR, 0 SB, .067/.125/.133, -35 wRC+

2015 third-round pick skipped Single-A Lake County and had an expected slow start to 2016, but finished with 40 doubles and improved every month. Played third base when Krieger was promoted.

Gabriel Mejia, OF (Age 21)
2016 (A-): 293 PA, 0 HR, 28 SB, .322/.378/.375, 129 wRC+

Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2013. Has yet to hit a home run in his professional career, but continues to be a threat on bases after swiping 28 bags in 2016 (second best in New York-Penn Leagu). First season where he struck out significantly more than he walked

Nellie Rodriguez, 1B (Age 22)
2016 (AA): 579 PA, 26 HR, 1 SB, .250/.352/.474, 129 wRC+

Continued to mash as he spent a full season in Akron. Strikes out at an alarming rate, but also saw an uptick in walks last season. Drove in 85 RBI to lead the RubberDucks in 2016