The 2013 minor league season begins on Thursday. In the days leading up to the opener, I will be previewing the full season affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a look at the 2013 Indianapolis Indians, who will feature top prospect Gerrit Cole on their Opening Day roster.
C - Tony Sanchez
1B - Matt Hague
2B - Ivan De Jesus Jr.
SS - Jordy Mercer
3B - Jared Goedert
LF - Alex Presley
CF - Felix Pie
RF - Jerry Sands
DH - Oscar Tejeda
Last year the Indianapolis lineup was highlighted by Starling Marte. This year the club doesn't have that type of impact player. The Indians do have a roster full of guys who could serve as depth in the majors this year.
Tony Sanchez is the top hitting prospect on the team, and has the best shot at being a starte...
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