Cleveland Indians: Top 30 Prospects Countdown, 21-25

Right fielder Daniel Johnson #23 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Right fielder Daniel Johnson #23 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Daniel Johnson #71 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

No. 21: Daniel Johnson

Of this group of five, Daniel Johnson is by far the most well known and the closest to being a regular player in the majors for the Cleveland Indians. At 25-years old, Johnson is in the mix during Spring Training for the crazy situation that is the Tribe outfield.

Last year, Johnson played in five games for the Indians, having 12 at-bats. In those he was able to log just a single hit while striking out five times. However, his sample size in Spring Training has been much more promising. Over six games, according to baseball-reference.com as of March 12, Johnson is slashing .308/.357/.846. He only has four hits, but two of them are home runs and another is a double along with three RBI.

Johnson showed his potential in 2019 with Triple-A Columbus and is now doing it again in Spring Training. His brief stint from last season might make it a bit more difficult to make the Opening Day roster, but he’s definitely making a strong case for consideration so far this spring. If he can keep it up, he should have a role in Cleveland this season, especially considering the amount of unknowns regarding the outfield position heading into the 2021 season.

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