Indians' Top Prospects: No. 89

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. 89 -- Rob Alcombrack

The Rob Alcombrack File
Born:
June 10, 1988 in Grass Valley, CA
Position: Catcher/first base
B/T: R/R
HT/WT: 6-0/220
Acquired: Seventh-round draft pick in 2006 from Bear River (CA) HS.
Strengths: Loves to hit, has some power in catcher's body. May be better suited to playing first base.
Weaknesses: Trounced home-run derby field at 2005 Aflac High School Baseball Classic, still tries to muscle up too much. Hasn't progressed behind plate as hoped.
2009 Projection: Sharing time behind the plate at Lake County.

2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER

Team G AB H AVG HR RBI SB BB SO
Mahoning Valley 49 165 41 .248 1 13 0 16 52
Minor Totals 124 407 95 .233 8 45 2 35 130

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