Cleveland Indians: Top 30 Prospects Countdown, 16-20

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Cleveland Indians Prospects 16-20

As we continue through the list of the Top 30 prospects for the Cleveland Indians during the 2021 season, this grouping might be the most intriguing yet and possibly overall. While every group of prospects brings intrigue, the ones that are closer to the majors draw the most interest, and this group does exactly that.

Of the five players in this grouping, four made the trip out to Goodyear with two still remaining in the picture for the Opening day roster. As for the other two, one was sent to the minors while the other was a non-roster invite from the start. Nevertheless, all five of these players could be making their impact at the major league level in the near future.

Having already completed two lists prior to this one, this grouping has something unique like the rest of the them. The first group, being 26-30, were mainly fringe players or way down the road players. As for the second group, 21-25, they were almost exclusively players of the future, with the exception of Daniel Johnson. Now, this group does a 180 with nearly all players that will be ready within the next year or two.

On the surface, this group looks like it contains two players that will be ready to contribute on Opening Day, but we’ll see how everything shakes out down the stretch as we near first pitch from Comerica Park on April 1. What we do know is that these players should at the very least be on the fringe of the majors for most of the season with more than one most likely cracking the active roster. So without further delay, we’ll get into the list for the prospects listed 16-20, a group that includes three right-handed pitchers, a utility infielder and a first basemen.