Cleveland Indians Bradley Zimmer Named a Top Prospect in Baseball
The baseball regular season is half over now and as we head into the All-Star break various publications are releasing their midseason top prospect lists, and Cleveland Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer has been named to a couple of them thus far. Both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus (subscription required) have named Zimmer as a top 50 prospect in all of baseball. Baseball America has him ranked as the 23rd best prospect in baseball while Baseball Prospectus has him 20th. He was the only Indians prospect named on either Top 50 list.
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The 2014 1st round pick has enjoyed one heck of a season to date with the Tribe’s Advanced-A affiliate Lynchburgh Hillcats. He’s already played in the Class A All-Star Game, and he was also recently selected to represent the Cleveland Indians in the MLB Future’s Game. Zimmer had been taking a backseat in the prospect rankings to Francisco Lindor, but with Lindor graduating to the big leagues Zimmer is the media darling of the Tribe’s system. He’s currently hitting .304/.401/.489 with 10 HR and 30 SB. He ranks 2nd in the Carolina league in OBP, OPS, and HR. His 30 stolen bases are also tied for the league lead.
Zimmer will represent the US squad as it squares off against the World squad in the Futures Game, which will take place this Sunday, July 12th at 3pm ET.
Pair of Cleveland Indians Prospects Named to Triple-A All-Star Game
In addition to the recognition that Bradley Zimmer has received a pair of Cleveland Indians prospects have been named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. Jesus Aguilar and Tyler Holt both represent the Columbus Clippers in the All-Star Game, while Aguilar will also participate in the Triple-A Home Run Derby.
Jesus Aguilar is a right-handed hitting first baseman who is batting .258/.310/.410 with 11 HR, 14 doubles, and 53 RBI. He ranks 11th in the International League in HR and 2nd in RBI. This is his second consecutive trip to the Triple-A All-Star Game having made the team last year. The 25-year old will start at first base for the International League.
Tyler Holt is a right-handed hitting outfielder who is batting .290/.372/.362 with 10 doubles, 16 stolen bases and 34 runs scored. He ranks 9th in the International League in on-base percentage and 10th in stolen bases. The 26-year old Holt will be a reserve outfielder for the International League, after a brief stint with the Indians this year.
The Triple-A All-Star Game will take place in Omaha, NE on July 15th.