9 moves the Cleveland Indians must make this offseason

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Jason Kipnis
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GOODYEAR, AZ – MARCH 11: Francisco Mejia
GOODYEAR, AZ – MARCH 11: Francisco Mejia /

4. Promote Francisco Mejia

Francisco Mejia is regarded as one of the best prospects in the game of baseball, and he should find plenty of at-bats in the big league in 2018.

The Indians are taking a look at Mejia at third base during the Arizona Fall League.

A trademark of Terry Francona‘s teams the past few years has been versatility, and having Mejia play catcher, third base, as well as DH, makes him even more valuable to the club.

Mejia got a taste of the big leagues in 2017, despite having never payed at Class AAA. He was promoted to The Show as a September call up. He’s only 21, and has 14 plate appearances, as well las two hits to his name.

At Class AA Akron, Mejia hit .297 (.835 OPS).

Many a Talk radio host thought Mejia should’ve been promoted earlier in the year, when his batting average was approaching .350 about halfway through the RubberDucks season.

It was probably best to keep him where he was at, because Mejia’s average kind of nosedived in the second half, as he hit just .220 in 36 games following the Class AA All-Star game.

Having Mejia on the roster makes it a little easier to watch Santana leave via free agency, and it gives the Tribe some other options, which leads to my next point.