Cleveland Indians: 5 best prospects you don’t know (but should)

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Shao-Ching Chiang, RubberDucks

Shao-Ching Chiang has been excellent for the Akron RubberDucks and might be the next quiet prospect who all of a sudden jumps into the Tribe’s top prospects rankings, just as Shane Bieber did this offseason.

Chang’s 5-2 with a 2.85 ERA. He’s walked just 12 in 66 1/3 innings and opponents are batting .238 against him.

He signed with the Indians’ organization as an 18-year old in 2012, spending the first three-years of his career playing rookie ball in Arizona.

Ching-Chiang’s 24 and a native of Taiwan. He threw a nine-inning no-hitter for the Lynchburg Hillcats last season. It was the Hillcat’s first complete game no-hitter in 25 years.

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Ching-Chiang’s a sinker baller who worked to develop his slider last year en route to being named a Carolina League All-Star. He pounds the strike zone, a common theme for successful pitchers in the Indians’ organization.