The Indians’ offense was sub-optimal in 2021. They scored the ninth fewest runs in all of baseball with a .235 batting average and a .302 OBP. Their pitching was also down, but that was more due to injuries. But fear not, there is finally help on the way. For several years, many of their top prospects were high-risk, high-reward offensive players who were in the lower levels of the minor leagues. Now, they’re nearly ready to contribute and the upside is still there, but the risk has lowered. It’s a good system and one that should yield results as early as 2022 for the newly rebranded Guardians.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: George Valera
- Biggest Mover: Brayan Rocchio
- Emerging Prospect: Peyton Battenfield