Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 6/15/14
With the draft occurring earlier this month, things are starting to heat up in the minors with the Scrappers starting within the past week and the Arizona League Indians starting soon. This will be the last month with just the AAA, AA, Advanced A and A levels covered. The Indians minor league teams to this point have been playing far below expectations, with just the Rubber Ducks above .500. There are still stars at all levels, but it shouldn’t be surprising that the majority of this months top prospects come out of Akron. For reference, here are the top ten lists from March, April and May. 1. Shawn Armstrong – Relief Pitcher AA Akron – Drafted 2011 Round 18 – 2012 Rank #23 When Kyle Crockett was promoted to the Majors straight from AA, it was a big deal, but his partner in the back-end of the Rubber Ducks bullpen was left behind. Armstrong remained in AA, but has been just as good as Crockett, posting a 1.65 ERA with 33 strike outs in 27.1 innings. At 23 year years old, Armstrong ...
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