Found April 02, 2013 on Pirates Prospects:
The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Indianapolis Indians, who will feature top prospect Gerrit Cole on their Opening Day roster. Lineup C – Tony Sanchez 1B – Matt Hague 2B – Ivan De Jesus Jr. SS – Jordy Mercer 3B – Jared Goedert LF – Alex Presley CF – Felix Pie RF – Jerry Sands DH – Oscar Tejeda Last year the Indianapolis lineup was highlighted by Starling Marte. This year the club doesn’t have that type of impact player. The Indians do have a roster full of guys who could serve as depth in the majors this year. Tony Sanchez is the top hitting prospect on the team, and has the best shot at being a starter down the line. He’s got strong defense behind the plate, with improved game calling, and excellent blocking skills. The problem with Sanchez the past few years has been his lack of hitting and lack of power. The power returned last...
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