Originally written February 04, 2013 on Waiting For Next Year:
ESPN’s Keith Law has reveled his annual rankings of the farm systems with Major League Baseball, ranking the 2013 Cleveland Indians 19th overall. Formerly one of the worst in baseball, Law has bumped the Tribe up a bit due to the budding star Francisco Lindor and fellow glovesman Dorssys Paulino. Per Law: With Francisco Lindor and Dorssys Paulino, they have some of the best shortstop depth of any organization in baseball right now. They could be primed for a big leap if any of the young pitching they’ve drafted the past two years comes through in 2013. Almost one year ago to the day, Law ranked the Indians 29th out of 30, due to the trades which sent Drew Pomeranz and Alex White to Colorado coupled with the promotion of other prospects Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis. Just last week, Lindor and starting pitcher Trevor Bauer were listed among the top 20 prospects in all of baseball. [Related: Hafner Heads East…..PEACE]
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