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Quite A Project Projecting Prospects

Jake Gautreau at the 2005 Triple-A All-Star Game.

No farm director ever expects every one of his top prospects to follow a smooth path up the minor league ladder. This year is no exception.

Based upon Indians Ink's Top 50 prospects in the Cleveland organization published prior to the start of the 2005 season, it is safe to say that probably half of the blue-chip players from that list have not performed as anticipated. Some of that is as a result of injury, while others have struggled as the competition level has gotten a bit tougher. Some from the Top 50 list have played better... Recommended Stories

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