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2015 Indians Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Francisco Lindor Elite SS
2 Clint Frazier Elite LF
3 Bobby Bradley Elite 1B
4 Bradley Zimmer 1st Div. LF
5 Francisco Mejia 1st Div. C
6 Justus Sheffield #3 Starter
7 Yu-Cheng Chang 1st Div. 3B
8 Mitch Brown #3 Starter
9 Casey Shane #3 Starter
10 Mike Papi 1st Div. LF
11 Micah Miniard #3 Starter
12 Ronny Rodriguez 1st Div. 2B
13 James Ramsey 2nd Div. CF
14 Tyler Naquin 1st Div. LF
15 Grant Hockin #3 Starter
16 Nellie Rodriguez 1st Div. 1B
17 Luis Lugo #5 Starter
18 Sam Hentges #3 Starter
19 Shawn Morimando #5 Starter
20 Dace Kime Impact Reliever
21 Mike Clevinger #5 Starter
22 Giovanny Urshela 2nd Div. 3B
23 Adam Plutko Impact Reliever
24 Sean Brady #4 Starter
25 Carlos Moncrief 2nd Div. RF
26 Kieran Lovegrove #4 Starter
27 Dorssys Paulino 2nd Div. LF
28 Alexis Pantojas 2nd Div. SS
29 Luigi Rodriguez 2nd Div. LF
30 Erik Gonzalez Backup SS
31 Greg Allen 2nd Div. CF
32 Roberto Perez Backup C
33 Tony Wolters Backup C
34 Austin Adams Reliever
35 Cody Anderson Reliever
36 Shawn Armstrong Reliever
37 Silento Sayles Backup LF
38 LeVon Washington 2nd Div. LF
39 Dylan Baker Reliever
40 Eric Haase Backup C
41 Simeon Lucas Backup C
42 Ryan Merritt Reliever
43 Jesus Aguilar Backup 1B
44 Bryan Price Reliever
45 Thomas Pannone Reliever
46 Jared Robinson Reliever
47 Julian Merryweather Reliever
48 Anthony Santander Backup RF
49 Ben Heller Reliever
50 Jeff Johnson Reliever
51 Joseph Colon Reliever
52 Kenny Mathews Reliever
53 Justin Brantley Reliever
54 Cameron Hill Reliever
55 Leandro Linares Reliever
56 Li-Jen Chu #N/A
57 Bryson Myles Backup LF
58 Leo Castillo Backup 1B
59 Emmanuel Tapia #N/A
60 Paul Hendrix 3RD 2B/SS
61 Claudio Bautista 3RD 2B/SS
62 Sicnarf Loopstok #N/A


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
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24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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