MinorLeagueBaseball.com (MiLB.com) recently completed their Top 50 Prospect ranking of all the players throughout minor league baseball. One player from the Indians made the list, and that was Adam Miller at #10. Here is the link to his writeup which includes some video of him in action:
Despite the amount of time he's missed with a variety of arm and finger injuries, Miller still managed to crack the top 10. When healthy, he still has impressive stuff and he'll be just 23 in the 2008 season.
When he's 100 percent, he still can crank his fastball up to the mid- to upper-90s, complementing it with a good changeup and a plus, plus slider. Finger and elbow injuries really slowed him down in 2007 and likely cost him a chance to reach Cleveland for the first time, but he managed to return for the Arizona Fall League season. He's got front-of-the-rotation stuff if he can stay on the mound. He also has a power arsenal that could work well in a bullpen role if the Indians have a need or want to protect his arm.
Also, Indians minor league free agent outfielder Jon Van Every has signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. Van Every was arguably the best defensive outfielder in the Indians system, and in seven seasons finishes his Indians minor league career with a .257 AVG, 95 HR, 327 RBI, 72 SB, 284 BB, 751 K, and an .831 OPS in 2054 career at bats (617 games).
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!