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Indians Prospects Willing To Sacrifice

Coco Crisp ... AL leader in sacrifice bunts.

Much has been made about the Indians' inability to put down sacrifice bunts this past season, but a look at minor-league numbers shows it was that way throughout the organization. The only farm team to really make consistently good use of the tactic was the Class AA Eastern League champion Akron Aeros.

The Aeros put down 59 successful sac bunts. Second baseman Eider Torres had 19 of them to lead the entire organization. In Cleveland, Coco Crisp led the American League with 13 sac bunts, but the Indians finished seventh overall with only 39 as a team. Ron Belliard had eight, Grady Sizemore five and Aaron Boone four -- which means the rest of the entire squad totaled a whopping nine. It wasn't...

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