Indians' Top Prospects: No. 76

Ronald Rivas

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. It factors a player's potential, accomplishments, how he's moved in the system and projects it to what he could bring to the major-league team.

No. 76 -- Ronald Rivas

The Ronald Rivas File
Born:
Jan. 16, 1988 in Santo Domingo, DR
Position: Infielder
B/T: R/R
HT/WT: 6-2/178
Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 6, 2005
Strengths: Excellent defensive range at shortstop, decent at third and second. Finally hit a bit (.291 at Lake County) for first time.
Weaknesses: Needs to build upon first decent year at bat, get stronger. Better pitch recognition would help as he must improve meager 17-walk total.
2009 Projection: Either back at Lake County or promoted to Kinston.

2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER

Team G AB H AVG HR RBI SB BB SO
Lake County 81 275 80 .291 0 27 4 17 63
Minor Totals 172 632 161 .255 2 56 15 40 150

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