MLB.com updated their list of top 100 prospects, and top 20 prospects by team. As expected, the recently promoted Francisco Lindor is the Tribe’s top-ranked prospect and comes in at No. 5 overall.
Their 2013 first-round pick Clint Frazier comes in at No. 2 in the Tribe’s system (pictured), followed by Tyler Naquin and their most recent first-round selection Bradley Zimmer.
As we approach the trade deadline, it’s also worth noting that in addition the Lindor, the Tribe also has shortstops Jose Ramirez and Erik Gonzalez ranked among their top 10 prospects.
Since Lindor will be starting in Cleveland by the end of the 2015 season at absolute the latest, and Jason Kipnis isn’t going anywhere at second base, both prospects are expendable and could potentially be sent packing within the next few days.