This week we jump down I-77 to Double-A Akron, where the Indians have some of the hottest prospects in their system. There are a lot of players in Akron that could be part of the Indians roster in the near future, or who could be used as trade bait.
Just the Facts
Akron (51-53) sits in fourth place in the Eastern Leagues Western Division, 5.5 games out of first place and 2.5 games out of the wildcard. They have lost two in a row, but have still won six of their last ten.
Akron continues to be the best hitting team in the 12-team league. They rank 1st in batting average (.272), 3rd in runs (496), 1st in doubles (207), 2nd in triples (31), 8th in home runs (72), 1st in total bases (1465), 8th in walks (364), 12th in strikeouts (684), 2nd in stolen bases (110), and 2nd in OPS (.749).
Pitching is where Akron has struggled - the lack of consistency on the mound is the primary reason they are two games under .500 this season. They currently rank 10th in ERA (4.40), 2nd for most hits allow...