Indians' Top Prospects: No. 70

Chris Nash

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. 70 -- Chris Nash

The Chris Nash File
Born:
Feb. 22, 1987 in Chesterfield, MO
Position: First base
B/T: R/R
HT/WT: 6-5/235
Acquired: 24th-round draft pick in 2006 from Johnson County (MO) CC
Strengths: Works hard and has some line-drive, gap-type power out of a nice batting stroke. OK around first-base bag.
Weaknesses: Must cut down strikeout totals while getting true power out of large frame. Injuries have sidetracked career progress. He's still quite inexperienced with barely 500 at-bats at pro level.
2009 Projection: Probably back to Lake County.

2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER

Team G AB H AVG HR RBI SB BB SO
GCL Indians 2 4 1 .250 0 1 0 1 1
Lake County 74 270 62 .230 5 38 2 22 82
Minor Totals 139 502 132 .263 8 72 6 47 136

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