The Akron Aeros will take the field at Canal Park Thursday night at 6:35 looking to repeat as Eastern League champions. The team has a new owner in Ken Babby, a new state-of-the-art scoreboard that is breathtaking in person, and a young team loaded with top prospects.
There are plenty of new faces on the team this year, as well as a few returning guys from the championship team. It may not have Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, or Dorssys Paulino, but make no mistake: a trip to Canal Park in 2013 will not be a wasted trip.
Note that players are listed in alphabetical order with their rank in the IBI Top 100 in parentheses. If you want a better breakdown of each player, buy the IBI Top 100 prospects book.
1B Jesus Aguilar (12), 1B Chun Chen (36), C Alex Lavisky (48), INF Matt Lawson (99), C Roberto Perez (71), 2B/SS Jose Ramirez (4), 2B/SS Ronny Rodriguez (6), 3B Giovanny Urshela (19)
The Aeros will have a star-studded infield in 2013, as each of their starters is a top-20 pros...