2015 Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects

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2. OF Clint Frazier

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This is really a toss-up. Do you go with the young Clint Frazier, who has the highest ceiling of anyone in the Indians system not named Francisco Lindor? Or do you go with Bradley Zimmer, the more polished college player, who came off of a more impressive debut year?

I will give the nod to Frazier. The Tribe’s top draft choice of 2013 had a rough go at it in the first few months of his professional career. His average consistently floated around the .240-mark and the 19-year-old was striking out at an alarming rate. Unlike many players in their first full season, Frazier got better with time, batting over .280 with 9 home runs in the second half of the year.

Frazier still has the great bat speed that made him such a hot commodity in the 2013 draft, and his quick-moving arms should translate into some solid pop at the MLB level. Frazier has a legitimate chance to become a five tool player, assuming his skills develop as projected. Judging by his numbers at Single-A Lake County, Frazier has the capability to eventually boast an MLB stat-line of .280 BA, 25+ HR, 25+ SB. Those credentials coupled with solid range and defensive skills in the outfield make Frazier a high-ceiling prospect.

The 20-year-old still has a ways to go in his development into an MLB hitter, but as it looks now, he might have the most raw talent out of anyone in the Indians’ Minor League system.

 

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