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2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Outfield

2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Outfield

Presley had a huge breakout season in 2010, and could return to Indianapolis in 2011 to prove that the numbers were legit.

Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' AAA affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we'll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the possibile players who could play in Indianapolis this season.

Players With Major League Experience

There are three players on the 40-man roster who are battling for an outfield bench spot in Spring Training.  Those players are Alex Presley, Steve Pearce, and John Bowker.  All three have major league experience, but the current roster projection only has at most one of them making the team.

Bowker is the only player who is out of options, which would mean that he would have to be designated for assignment if he didn't make the Opening Day roster.  He has a ...

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