Then & Now is a weekly feature at Indians Baseball Insider during the offseason that takes a look at a player's past and present while also offering a possible glimpse into the player's future.
It wasn’t long ago that Lonnie Chisenhall was one of the true can’t-miss prospects in baseball.
Armed with solid power, projectable defensive skills and a swing straight out of the movies, Chisenhall was atop many Cleveland Indians’ fans’ top prospects list. They weren’t the only ones enamored with Chisenhall.
In 2010, Baseball America ranked the left-handed hitter as the 31st overall prospect in baseball. In 2011, that number improved to 25.
Though that was now two years ago. Fast forward to 2013 and Chisenhall is no longer the prospect he once was.
Rather, he’s no longer a prospect at all as he lost that status following the 2011 season in which he accumulated more than 130 at-bats. Though he also is far from a bona fide Major League regular either.
However, that does not mean Chisenhal...