Indians' Top Prospects: No. 96

Nate Recknagel

For each of the past 15 years, Indians Ink Magazine has ranked the top prospects in the Cleveland farm system. It began as a top 10 list and turned into a top 50 early this decade. This is our third year ranking the top 100 Tribe minor-leaguers. The rankings consider a player's potential, accomplishments, how he's moved in the system, and project it to what he could bring to the major-league team.

No. 96 -- Nate Recknagel

The Nate Recknagel File
Born:
April 29, 1986 in Abilene, TX
Position: First base
B/T: R/R
HT/WT: 6-2/220
Acquired: 19th-round draft pick in 2008 from University of Michigan.
Strengths: Big-time power last two years in college (35 homers in 435 AB), with a .360 average. Went 3-for-4 in only game as pro for Gulf Coast League Indians late in year.
Weaknesses: Missed time with dislocated left elbow suffered in college regionals. Slow runner.
2009 Projection: Probably the starting first baseman at Mahoning Valley.

2008 & COLLEGE CAREER

Team G AB H AVG HR RBI SB BB SO
Michigan 58 209 77 .368 23 68 5 33 30
College Totals 219 822 297 .361 48 200 16 118 135

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