custom Michael Brantley Jerseys The Prospect Voting Council of Let’s Go Tribe would like to apologize for the brief delay in our prospect countdown. Due to some confusion, we’ve accidentally missed a day, and so this edition comes to you approximately 25 hours behind schedule.
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One thing that there is no confusion about is this: Willi Castro is the Indians’ 7th ranked prospect as voted by you, the Let’s Go Tribe readers.
Castro is only 20-years-old and continues to impress at each minor league level despite being one of the youngest players there. His 2017 is particularly impressive to me: he slashed .290/.337/.424 at High-A Lynchburg, including 24 doubles, 11 home runs, and three triples.
While being a young, athletic shortstop from Puerto Rico draws some inevitable comparisons the Francisco Lindor, Castro draws inspiration from another player. In 2015 during an interview with Indians Baseball Insider, he noted that Jose Reyes was his favorite player growing up. “I’m trying to be just like him. He’s aggressive at the plate and he just gets out and runs a lot,” he said.
By “gets out” it’s safe to assume that he means he’s referring to activity level rather than at-bat outcomes. Regardless, we’d all be pleased if Castro can imitate the 44 bWAR Reyes accumulated so far in his career.