Indianapolis saw their season end in the playoffs on Saturday night. The Indians finished the season with a 79-63 record, finishing in first place in their division. They began the year with a lot of the top 50 prospects in the system and gained a few more along the way. The season didn't go as expected for their top overall prospect, as Austin Meadows played just 72 games and got off to a slow start on offense. Tyler Eppler and Nick Kingham had some inconsistencies during the season and Barrett Barnes went from a healthy breakout season in 2016 with Altoona, to 31 games played this season. There were some highlights along the way though. Here are the top five from this season.
1. Tyler Glasnow - This would actually be a lowlight-turned-highlight. If things went somewhat well in the maj...
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