2015 JAVIER Cleveland Indians 25 and under Prospect List

A pursuit of mine has been to find how well minor league statistics translate to the major leagues. During this pursuit I created a comparison system called JAVIER that finds how well other players with similar minor league statistics have done in their careers. After recently adding pitching to a previously hitting-only system, I thought it would be fun to create a top-25 list of all players age 25 or younger for each team. These lists are based only on minor league statistics and nothing else. I am by no means a stats-only person and will not form a decision about a player until reading a scouting report (Baseball Prospectus has a trove of scouting information). However, I can’t add anything to the scouting community, so I do whatever I can and analyze the numbers instead. You can read all about the inner workings of JAVIER and download the data for yourself at Beyond the Boxscore. I will do my best to find all players currently in the franchise, but I may miss a few here and there.

In order to qualify for this list, pitchers must have at least 100 innings pitched and hitters 500 plate appearances in the minors.

View other teams 25 and under list here.

Top 25

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Francisco Lindor AAA 20 SS 1619 2.97 Good
Lonnie Chisenhall MLB 25 3B 1780 2.06 Good
Jose Ramirez MLB 21 2B 1344 2.01 Good
Carlos Moncrief AAA 25 RF 2326 1.85 Good
Trevor Bauer MLB 23 RHP 323.3 1.80 Average
Danny Salazar MLB 24 RHP 513.3 1.72 Average
James Ramsey AAA 24 CF 1151 1.72 Good
Zach Walters MLB 24 2B 2132 1.35 Average
Jeremy Lucas AA 23 C 880 1.10 Good
Joe Wendle AA 24 2B 1137 1.07 Good
Chun-Hsiu Chen AAA 25 1B 2301 0.94 Average
Adam Plutko A+ 22 RHP 149.7 0.85 Good
T.J. House MLB 24 LHP 775.3 0.83 Average
Cole Sulser AA 24 RHP 190 0.75 Average
Luis Lugo A 20 LHP 269.5 0.73 Good
Clint Frazier A 19 CF 738 0.57 Average
Mike Rayl AA 25 LHP 389.3 0.57 Average
Duke von Schamann AAA 23 RHP 357.7 0.56 Bad
Cody Anderson AA 23 RHP 365 0.54 Average
Ronny Rodriguez AA 22 2B 1822 0.51 Average
Will Roberts AA 23 RHP 510 0.48 Average
Tyler Holt MLB 25 CF 2253 0.47 Bad
Giovanni Soto AAA 23 LHP 411.4 0.45 Bad
Erik Gonzalez AA 22 SS 1424 0.39 Average
Claudio Bautista A 20 2B 1092 0.38 Average

Missing prospects

Here are the JAVIER results for some names you might be looking for that did not make it onto the top-25 list. Some might not have enough minor league experience, others just might be prospects that have not produced in the minor leagues.

Name High Level 2014 Age Pos IP PA JAVIER JAVIER Category
Bobby Bradley Rk 18 1B 176 1.93 Elite
Bradley Zimmer A 21 CF 210 1.33 Elite
Yu-Cheng Chang Rk 18 SS 181 0.85 Elite
Shawn Morimando AA 21 LHP 403.9 0.32 Bad
Nelson Rodriguez A 20 1B 1169 0.31 Average
Mitch Brown A 20 RHP 234.1 0.30 Average
Grant Hockin Rk 18 RHP 21 0.27 Average
Francisco Mejia A- 18 C 387 0.24 Average
Justus Sheffield Rk 18 LHP 20.7 0.22 Average
Ryan Merritt A+ 22 LHP 369.9 0.20 Bad
Jesus Aguilar MLB 24 1B 2634 0.20 Bad
Luigi Rodriguez A+ 21 RF 1387 0.20 Bad
Sean Brady A 20 LHP 105.7 0.15 Bad
Dace Kime A 22 RHP 161 0.15 Bad
Greg Allen A- 21 RF 270 0.14 Bad
Tyler Naquin AA 23 CF 1085 0.09 Bad
Kieran Lovegrove A- 19 RHP 109.3 0.07 Bad
Dylan Baker A+ 22 RHP 220.1 0.07 Bad
Jake Lowery AA 23 C 1286 0.04 Bad
Eric Haase A+ 21 C 950 0.03 Bad
Jordan Smith AA 23 RF 1888 0.02 Bad
Dorssys Paulino A 19 LF 1245 0.00 Bad
Yandy Diaz A+ 22 3B 338 -0.01 Terrible
Bryson Myles AA 24 RF 1387 -0.04 Terrible
LeVon Washington A+ 22 LF 992 -0.06 Terrible
Alexis Pantoja Rk 18 SS 159 -0.07 Terrible
Anthony Santander A 19 RF 595 -0.09 Terrible
Trey Haley AA 24 RHP 344.4 -0.21 Terrible
Mike Papi A 21 RF 175 -0.22 Terrible
Jeff Johnson AA 24 RHP 106.6 -0.23 Terrible
Tony Wolters AA 22 C 1598 -0.36 Terrible
Shawn Armstrong AAA 23 RHP 162.7 -0.37 Terrible
Jordan Cooper AAA 25 RHP 445.3 -0.46 Terrible
Roberto Perez MLB 25 C 1957 -0.56 Terrible
Kyle Crockett MLB 22 LHP 49 -0.59 Terrible
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