As the Cleveland Indians’ season continues to spiral they are still in search of a boost. Cleveland might be able to find that in these three prospects.
The Cleveland Indians season is falling apart. The trade deadline has passed and it’s a bit late for adding free agents at this point in the season. The club needs a boost and there’s really only one place they can get it from, internally at the alternate site.
Lake County has served as the location of the Indians’ taxi squad this year and the group of players there could become very important to Cleveland’s postseason fate.
Currently riding a seven game losing streak, the Indians have fallen from first place in the AL Central to now being six games out of first and are barely clinging to a wild card spot. The Tribe are 5-8 in the month of September and haven’t won a game in nine days with the last “W” coming on Sept. 7 against Kansas City.
If the spiral continues for the Tribe, the postseason could very well be out of reach and another year lost. So, with so few avenues to look for additional pieces the club needs to evaluate the players at the alternate site and consider calling some up.
Some of the players there have been given a brief audition already while others are still searching for their big break into Major League Baseball. Regardless, if the Indians want a shot at the postseason, service time and all other blockades need to be tossed aside for the time being.
While name recognition might not show many weaknesses in the Cleveland lineup, the stat sheet says otherwise. Some of the Indians’ veterans are struggling and an injection of youth and competition might be the much needed spark the team needs to regroup.
Here are three players that could play a major role in the final push towards the playoffs and might be able to help get the Tribe back on track as the regular season reaches its close.