Cleveland Indians Minor League Report: 3 players who were cold in May
The first month of the minor league baseball season is officially complete and the affiliates of the Cleveland Indians have had mixed results. That’s not entirely unexpected as most of these players haven’t played as part of the Cleveland organization since the 2019 campaign concluded due to the 2020 minor league season being canceled.
For the Tribe, there were minor league teams that are well above .500 and there are those that struggled. The players are really no different. Some exploded and could be moved up shortly while others might be fighting for their roster spot after a disappointing May. This article will focus on three players that fell short of expectations, but we got you covered for the players that are on the brink of moving up as well after having a hot start to the season.
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Within the organization, the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and High-A Lake County Captains both ended below .500 after a month of games while the Double-A Akron Rubberducks and Low-A Lynchburg Hillcats had winning records.
Columbus holds an 8-16 standing after 24 games played, including losses in their last eight and in 11 of their last 12. The recent skid has dropped the team to sixth of seven in the Triple-A East, Midwest Division standings, being tied with the Louisville Bats to stay out of the basement.
As for Lake County, they’ve had a bit better luck with a record of 11-14 through 25 games. Playing in a division of six teams, the Captains sit in fifth at the moment.
Unfortunately for the Tribe, the cold outings for players have come from some well known names for the club. Whether they be Top 10 prospects within the organization or players that showed potential in the majors before dropping off, these three players will need to work on getting back on track in June after a difficult May.
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