Positive #5: Prospects
Most of the talk during the offseason is about the players that will be leaving the team, rather than joining. That’s why this year has already been filled with the negative thoughts of Lindor leaving. While that will hurt, there are players to be excited about as well.
The Indians have become known for one of the stronger farm systems in baseball that seems to turn out a new rising star every year. The rising star of 2021 could be Nolan Jones.
Currently ranked as the top prospect in the organization, Jones will be trying out first base and outfield this fall in Arizona. A third basemen by trade, the Indians are trying to find a way to get Jones into the lineup during the 2021 season.
Odds are, it won’t just be Jones arriving to The Show in 2021 for the Tribe. The Indians’ minor leagues are full of rising talent that will be ready to make the jump to the big leagues. While there won’t be many holes to fill, as stated a few slides ago, there will be opportunities to showcase their skills in smaller roles.
Regardless of when the prospects make their debut, Indians fans should take comfort in knowing that the future of the club is still very bright, even if there are less household names on the roster at the start of the 2021 season.