2013 IPI Positional Rankings: The Shortstops
Today we continue our 2013 prospect coverage here at the IPI with another positional rankings piece on the Cleveland Indians farm system. This time we will review the shortstops.
The Indians are regarded as having a below average farm system, mostly because of the lack of near ready Major League options of impact quality at the Triple-A and Double-A level. But if there is one position where they are highly regard and are loaded with both grade-A talent and tons of depth, it is at shortstop. Most of that elite talent is still a few years away from the big leagues, but every starting shortstop expected to play at their four affiliates next season have legit Major League potential, which is something rarely seen for any organization.
Over the past two years they have built this incredible depth and deep talent pool through a combination of trades, the draft, and on the international front. They picked up Juan Diaz from the Mariners in June of 2010 for Russell Branyan. They...
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