Josh Wolf & Isaiah Greene
With the minor league season only about a week old, it’s rather difficult to tell what will come of the prospects that the Cleveland Indians received in the trade. According to MLB.com’s prospect list, the two players are both in the top 20 prospects for the club with Josh Wolf at No. 10 and Isaiah Greene at No. 20.
So far this season, Wolf has made one appearance for the Lynchburg Hillcats. In the outing, Wolf went four innings and gave up just one run on three hits while walking just one and striking out seven. It’s only one start, but seven strikeouts in four innings is impressive. That puts his strikeouts per nine mark at 15.8, which is higher than Shane Bieber’s. Odds are that won’t continue, but it’s a strong start.
As for Greene, he is set to start the season at rookie ball and hasn’t played yet this year.
All-in-all, the hope is that Wolf or Greene, if not both, can catch on long-term for the organization. While Rosario is currently outplaying Lindor and Gimenez has potential, these two players could be what makes or breaks the deal for Cleveland in the long-run. There’s still a lot of time to see what they can do, considering Wolf is 20-years old and Greene is 19.