Three minor leaguers likely to help the Cleveland Indians in 2020 as the Tribe seeks to wrestle the AL Central crown away from the Twins.
The Cleveland Indians embark on Spring Training with a roster that’s closer to first, than third place in the AL Central.
No, I haven’t forgot the Indians came up short a season ago, but several minor leaguers made their way to Progressive Field and made a big impact, keeping the Tribe in the race until the last series of the season.
Zach Plesac and Aaron Civale showed the Indians rotation could be the strength of the team for years to come, while Oscar Mercado seized one of the open outfield spots while establishing himself as a legit top of the order option.
Chances are, the Indians are going to call on the reserves again in 2020, although their situation to open the season isn’t as dire as it was a season ago. If you recall, in addition to the problems in the outfield, Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipis were both out to start the year, and Terry Francona was left to start journeyman minor leaguers in their spots.
Entering this spring, the Tribe looks healthy, however, the ebbs and flows of the Major League season always have the parent clubs going down to the farm to find help.
Look for these three minor leaguers to play a significant role for the Indians in 2020, as the Tribe tries to get back atop the AL Central standings.