AAA Indianapolis Indians
As is the case with most AAA teams these days, the Indians feature a number minor league veterans, as opposed to legitimate prospects.
- Brian Bixler has gotten off to a hot start, hitting .476/.500/.571 (BA/OBP/SLG) in his first 21 at-bats. The 24-year old Bixler, a second round pick out of Eastern Michigan in 2004, is likely a future utility infielder at the major league level. Despite high batting averages in the low minors, Bixler has a propensity to swing and miss with some frequency (18.3 K% at Lynchburg, 22.6% at Altoona) and has benefitted from abnormally high BABIP (Batting Average in Balls In Play) numbers that cannot be sustained. Bixler had a .373 BABIP at Lynchburg and a .392 BABIP at Altoona. Because of his high strikeout rate and his luck on balls in...
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