Like most 20-somethings, Akron Aeros outfielder Carlos Moncrief enjoys playing video games, especially MLB The Show. He does not create himself in the game, though; instead he thinks about what could be.
"Every time I look at the Indians' lineup," Moncrief said. "I just hope that I'm in there one year, and I'll play with the Indians all the time when I get in the lineup."
The 24-year-old is not in Cleveland yet, though he is getting close. Moncrief is in Double-A for the first time this season as an outfielder five years after being drafted as a pitcher. Injuries ended his pitching career, but Moncrief has successfully made the transition to the outfield.
Moncrief does not bother Akron's pitchers with his own personal advice, preferring to take over games with his all-around ability in the field and at the plate.
"If I can, I will," Moncrief said of taking over a game. "When I have a bad game and we lose that game... even though it's probably a lot of things that happened in the gam...