Found February 12, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with second baseman Cord Phelps. He is a solid player that has proven to be a good offensive performer with the bat at the Triple-A level, but has yet to prove himself in limited opportunities at the big league level. He also lacks much versatility, which hurts since Jason Kipnis is entrenched at second base in Cleveland. Tony breaks down his offensive abilities, his defensive shortcomings, and what positions he may play in the near future in this detailed scouting report.
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