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Let’s Go Tribe top Indians prospects for 2018 voting

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Give a thousand community members a vote and they’ll eventually come up with a top prospects list.

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It’s that time of year again, when the Let’s Go Tribe community funnels its collective offseason boredom into a top prospects list. The Cleveland Indians farm system has thinned out a bit compared to last season — thanks to a mix of trades and some top prospects graduating to the majors — but it should still be an interesting debate as always, especially with the young talent in the system.

If you’ve been around for top prospect votes in the past, you’ll be familiar with how it’ll work this year: Posts will go up at 10:00 a.m. ET every Monday through Saturday, staying open until 10:00 p.m. that same night. You will have three options to choose from for the top overall prospect, five options for slots two through 10, and seven options for slots 11 through 20.

Feel free to comment, debate, argue, whatever in the comments, but keep it civil. No one is an idiot for valuing a prospect differently than you, but you’re free to try and change their mind nicely. You can also make suggests for the next prospect to be added to the list, but who gets added is ultimately up to the staffer writing the next day’s post.


WHO SHOULD BE THE NO. 1 PROSPECT FOR 2018?

Francisco Mejia, C (Age 22)
2017 (AAA): 383 PA, .297/.346/.490, 14 HR, 7 SB, 6.3 BB%, 13.8 K%, 127 wRC+
2017 (MLB): 14 PA, .154/.214/.154, 0 HR, 0 SB, 7.1 BB%, 21.4 K%, -31 wRC+

Worked as a third baseman in the AZL and briefly made an appearance in the majors at the end of the 2017. Has a chance to be a superstar, especially if he can stick at catcher.

Triston McKenzie, RHP (Age 20)
2017 (A+): 25 GS, 143.0 IP, 32.8 K%, 7.9 BB%, 3.46 ERA, 3.03 FIP

Still working on velocity at such a young age, but already has a great curveball and an improving changeup. Led all of MiLB with 186 strikeouts in 2017.

Bobby Bradley, 1B (Age 21)
2017 (AA): 532 PA, .251/.331/.465, 23 HR, 3 SB, 10.3 BB%, 22.9 K%, 116 wRC+

A powerful bat that has leaned toward being a Three True Outcome player in the past. Saw his walk rate and strikeout rate both drop in 2018.

Poll

Who should be the No. 1 Indians prospect?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Francisco Mejia
    (348 votes)
  • 22%
    Triston McKenzie
    (111 votes)
  • 5%
    Bobby Bradley
    (25 votes)
484 votes total Vote Now