Indians: Impending Rule 5 Draft decisions to be made

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While I didn’t mention everyone that’s eligible, the ones above are the ones I felt worth at least a mention. It wouldn’t completely shock me if someone I didn’t mention gets added as the Indians sometimes like a reliever more than people suspect.

However, unless the Indians decide to really trim the fat off the roster they may not be able to add many players. As mentioned, they are at 38 on the 40-man right now so to add more than two players would require some cuts. Guys like Hunter Wood, Mike Freeman, and Phil Maton could be let go without much issue.

Assuming the Indians only cut one guy though, I am predicting three adds for the Indians, leaving no room to make any adds in the draft. The three I say will be rostered are Daniel Johnson, Triston McKenzie, and Scott Moss.

I hate leaving off Ka’ai Tom but he feels like a clear fourth and barring multiple cuts think he’s on the outside, similar to the relievers like Robinson and Hill. I hope I’m wrong and the Tribe at least adds Tom in addition to Johnson, McKenzie, and Moss. I’m a big fan of his and think he’s got a big league future in some capacity.

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So who do you think will be added this week? Did I miss someone you like? Do you think the Indians make more cuts (like they should)? Let us know in the comments below.