My name is John Stewart and I am excited to be taking over the beat for the Cleveland Indians organization on Prospects1500. I have been a minor league baseball junkie since I was a kid, as the only professional baseball we have here is the AAA Louisville Bats (Reds) and formerly Louisville Redbirds (Cardinals/Brewers). I’ve always enjoyed the fact that I get to have a look at players as they rise through the ranks before they become big leaguers (or don’t).
I am currently a Louisville Bats season ticket holder, and with the Indians AAA affiliate being the Columbus Clippers, they come to town many times during the season…so I’ll be able to get a first hand look at many of the players I am writing about.
I am very much looking forward to putting a fantasy slant on my evaluation of the players up and down the Indians organization, as I have been involved in leagues with very deep minor league systems for over a decade now. I find the idea of uncovering hidden gems and getting them for next to nothing before they break out to be one of the most enjoyable aspects of fantasy sports….as well as knowing when it’s a good time to sell high and move on. I hope to help others take a deeper dive into an organization that has some exciting prospects in the pipeline…as well as an obvious ability to develop and get the most out of what they have. Who knows…they might have the next JoRam, Lindor, Kluber or Clevinger waiting in the wings right now. Let’s find out!
Thanks for reading and always feel free to drop me a line or post in the comments, especially if you see an oversight or error on my part. Find me on Twitter @jonance.