This player preview is reprinted from the current issue of Indians Ink Magazine, which profiles each…
Quite A Project Projecting Prospects
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 than expected; still others have performed about as expected, and some who did not even make the Top 50 have played well enough to merit mention now. For example, Jake Gautreau of the Buffalo Bisons wasn't on the list due to the fact he didn't arrive in a trade until just a few weeks before the start of training camp. The Top 50 list was put together last December at a time when former first-round draft pick Corey Smith was still with the organization. Smith, who was rated No. 1 by Indians Ink a few years ago, had slipped all the way to No. 28 on this year's list. The reality of the matter is...
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