The Indians will pick 15th overall in the first round Tuesday in the annual player draft. That's…
Look For Tribe To Draft Pitchers
Brad Grant, the Indians' director of amateur scouting, would not divulge any names on the team's draft list. He would say that there are plenty of good pitchers available and that the Indians are interested in getting as many of them as possible. "Over the past two years we've been pretty position-player heavy in our drafts," Grant said. ''So, fortunately this year, we're looking at the depth of the draft to add some pitching to the organization. "That doesn't mean I'm going to take 50 pitchers in a row. We'll mix in some position players. But there's no denying the depth of this year's class is pitching -- both at the collegiate and high school levels." The Indians have not had a great drafting record of late, though last year's class -- the first under Grant's direction -- appears promising. First-rounder Lonnie Chisenhall at third base, third-rounder Cord Phelps at second base and eight-rounder Eric Berger, a lefty pitcher, are all on the Class A Carolina League All-Star team with...
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