Jun 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Carolina Mudcats short stop Francisco Lindor (12) during the fourth inning of the California League vs Carolina League All Star Game at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Unlike years past, the Cleveland Indians Opening Day roster is pretty well set.
There is significant depth at seemingly every position and, while Tribe manager Terry Francona has to be pleased with the uncommon situation, Tito must still keep his eye on a handful of prospects in big league camp this spring.
The injury bug is sure to strike, just as it is with every team, so Cleveland should arm themselves with scouting reports on a handful of young talent who is getting “big league” at-bats in Goodyear, Ariz.
The following is a list of five Indians prospects the team should be watching this spring, just in case they need an insurance policy at any point this season. Current roster players like Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher have not demonstrated an ability to stay healthy for 162 games since their arrival in Cleveland, so Tito and general manager Chris Antonetti cannot afford to be complacent with their current situation.