2. Gabriel Arias
The 21-year-old has zero chance of appearing in the majors this season, but he’s putting some shine on the Mike Clevinger deal.
He started off his Indians career by collecting six hits in his first six at bats! He’s been playing some second base, and I wonder if that’s where his future will be once he makes The Show.
Fans (me included) were left feeling a a tad salty following the Clevinger deal, because the Tribe didn’t score a huge prospect that would come in and change the fortunes of the franchise–particularly in the outfield.
Arias was the top rated prospect in the haul, ranking seventh in the Padres rich system. As for the outfield, another player acquired in that deal, Josh Naylor, looks like he’s going to be the man in right field, despite being a better fit for first base.