The Cleveland Indians have already kicked off their season in Toronto, but the Lake County Captains are braving the cold at home in Eastlake.
The Captains open up their season on Thursday night, and they’re preparing for the cold weather to come. Despite the unfavorable Cleveland chill, the team is warming up to the anticipated new season.
This year’s team has nine players returning, though some had a very brief stint with the Captains last year, such as LeVon Washington who was sidelined with a hip injury, and Luis DeJesus, who was sent to short-season Mahoning Valley. The pitching staff is youthful, but it’ll also be one of the most exciting aspects of the team this year. Youth also lies at the shortstop position again this year. Last season, it was 18-year-old Francisco Lindor. This time, it’s 18-year-old Dorssys Paulino.
Scouting reports and in-depth looks can be found in Tony’s annual prospect countdown on the site and in his book, but here’s a season preview of what to expect ...