Even though the Cleveland Indians have a lack of top-end talent in the upper levels of their minor league system, the performances of five players currently ticketed for the AA level Akron Aeros will be very important to the Tribe’s success in 2012 and beyond.
Saying most of the real talent of the Indians’ minor league system is in the lower levels is an understatement. Of IPI’s Top 20 prospects, only eight are currently slated to be above A-ball at the start of the 2012 season (to find out exactly who they are, buy the book!). Even worse for the Akron Aeros, most of those eight are above the AA level. Only two players in IPI’s Top 20 are expected to start the year in Akron, leaving fans of the Aeros without much impressive, top talent to go see this season.
That said, the Indians will need some of the players at Akron to succeed at a high level for the overall health of the system. Here are the five most important Aeros for the 2012 season. Read More…
From Indians Prospect Insider, March 13, 2012