Cleveland Indians: Top 30 Prospects Countdown, 6-10

Aaron Bracho #83 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images)
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GOODYEAR, ARIZONA – MARCH 12: A member of the grounds crew prepares home plate prior to a spring training game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark on March 12, 2021 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

No. 8 Brayan Rocchio

Just turning 20-years old this past January, the switch-hitting Brayan Rocchio got an invite to Spring Training with the Cleveland Indians, despite not having played since 2019. Part of the reason for Rocchio’s invite is his extra year of experience over guys like Aaron Bracho, given that Rocchio joined the club in 2018.

In Spring Training, Rocchio performed well, playing in six games according to In those six games he saw just three plate appearances, having a walk and a base hit, scoring both times he reached the bases.

Those numbers are a decent representation of his sample size as a whole spanning across the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Tribe’s organization. Over 129 games played as a member of the club, Rocchio slashed .290/.348/.406 with seven triples, 36 stolen bases, 35 walks and 73 runs scored. He also had seven home runs with five of them coming in 2019.

Rocchio’s glove is a bit better than Bracho’s at the moment and Rocchio has the better slash line. Both of them will be vying for a spot in the crowded middle infield in Cleveland that could very well turn into a log jam within just a couple seasons with Rocchio, Bracho and many others that are either on this list or already in Cleveland.