Now that the baseball season is upon us, it is time once again to undertake the task of ranking the Cleveland Indians’ 25-man roster. Just like last year, I will do this five times throughout the season, revisiting the rankings to see who has risen, who has fallen, and what new players are crashing the party.
This year’s roster is particularly interesting after an offseason spending spree orchestrated by general manager Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona overhauled the roster. Of the 26 players ranked here, 12 were not on the team last season. Nearly half of the team changed, and the changes have left the team looking at contending in 2013.
Before we start the rankings, one little sidenote: I typically only rank players on the 25-man roster, but with the roster shenanigans involving Carlos Carrasco‘s suspension and Jason Giambi‘s DL stint, I am leaving Carrasco unranked. Just in case you were wondering. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 1, 2013