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Altoona Projects to Have Several of the Best Prospects in the System Next Year

Cole Tucker is one of several top prospects who could help lead Altoona back to the playoffs for another championship run in 2018. Photo Credit: David Hague
Altoona Projects to Have Several of the Best Prospects in the System Next Year

Yesterday I previewed the 2018 Indianapolis Indians Opening Day roster. It's a bit early to be doing a preview in terms of trying to accurately project where everyone will start the year. However, this early process gives a good look at the depth in the organization, along with some potential roadblocks at certain positions, and areas of need in other spots.

With the Indianapolis roster projected out, the next step is Altoona. This group is a little easier to project, since you don't have the MLB depth factor, where the team needs players who can provide depth for the big league club early in the season. At the same time, there are some players who warrant a promotion to Indianapolis, but would be held back at Altoona for those depth reasons. Those players may arrive in Triple-A later i...

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