Cleveland Indians: 5 Tribe stocks that are booming in Spring Training

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5. Anthony Gose

The former outfielder turned pitcher has been impressive. He’s thrown just two innings (striking out three), but he hasn’t allowed a run. He’s allowed two baserunners, both via base hits. He’s been as advertised, hitting 96-100 miles per hour on the radar gun.

The opportunity is certainly there for Gose, especially because of his tantalizing velocity.

Kyle Nelson, Shane Bieber’s college teammate, has also been impressive. In two innings, he hasn’t allowed a base runner while striking out four.

Terry Francona described Nelson as being on the “radar” and described him as “interesting.”

A left-hander is going to make the bullpen, it just remains to be seen who makes the squad. Gose is intriguing. Nelson is making a case, and then there’s good ole’ Olivier Perez. It’d be classic Francona to take the veteran, soft-throwing southpaw over the younger arms.

Throw Sam Hentges into the mix as well, but Gose is really the name to watch here. He’s 30, so there’s no time to waste. If he can help, put him on the roster.

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He’s got a lot more to prove, but so far, so good.