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.
April 25, 2009
Trevor Crowe came to the Indians organization with great fanfare as a first-round draft pick in 2005. Many expected the switch-hitting bundle of energy from the University of Arizona to rise quickly through the farm system and become Cleveland's leadoff hitter in short time. It hasn't happened, though a solid 2008 season put the 25-year-old outfielder back on the radar as a big-league prospect.
December 29, 2008
Trevor Crowe had three more hits, including a grand slam, to help power the Akron Aeros to a 16-6 triumph over visiting Reading on Friday night. The outfielder is on one impressive hot streak, transcending what anybody could imagine. Not even the parent Cleveland Indians could have envisioned what Crowe has accomplished in the past 10 days when they made him their No. 1 draft pick in 2005.
June 27, 2008