Cleveland Indians Minor League Report: 3 players who were hot in May

Owen Miller #6 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Will Brennan, OF, High-A Lake County

Moving through the minor leagues, we come to the High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Lake County Captains. While the Captains have struggled a bit compared to Akron, Will Brennan has been able to impress. An eighth round pick by the Tribe in the 2019 MLB Draft out of Kansas State, this is Brennan’s first real chance to showcase his skills since being drafted and he’s taking advantage of the opportunity.

Playing in 20 games for Lake County, Brennan is among the top players in the High-A Central for multiple offensive stats. His 23 hits are tied for the sixth-most in the league. Brennan is also tied for the most doubles during the month of May with nine, being tied with Tirso Ornelas, an outfielder for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, an affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Like Freeman, Brennan has also put together a strong slash line, being .311/.407/.432. He’s also added eight walks and five stolen bases to his stat line. Also like Freeman, he could be blocked from moving up with Akron’s outfielders playing well also to this point in the season. That’s not a bad problem to have, though, and allows more time to develop players throughout the minor leagues.

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