Toolshed: Freeman walking onto scene

Indians infielder rounding into Top-100 prospect at Class A

Tyler Freeman is a career .325 hitter over his first three Minor League seasons. (Tim Phillis/TCP Photography)

By Sam Dykstra | May 15, 2019 10:26 AM ET

Indians infielder Tyler Freeman is becoming a Top-100 prospect in the game by showing an impressive hit tool and improving plate discipline with Class A Lake County this season.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Bradley keeps raking for Columbus

Cleveland's No. 6 prospect follows four-hit night with three more

Bobby Bradley has compiled a slash line of .351/.383/.675 in 19 games since April 16 for the Clippers. (Carl Kline/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | May 8, 2019 10:05 PM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 6 prospect Bobby Bradley followed a four-hit performance with three more knocks Wednesday as Triple-A Columbus beat Charlotte, 6-2.

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Carolina notes: Hillcats' Jones filling holes

No. 2 Indians prospect making better contact in Lynchburg return

Nolan Jones boasts a .408 on-base percentage, reaching safely in 27 of his first 28 games with Lynchburg this season. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Damien Sordelett | May 8, 2019 11:50 AM ET

Nolan Jones' offseason work has resulted in a better contact rate. The No. 2 prospect in the Indians system boasts a .408 on-base percentage with the Hillcats this season.

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Clippers' Bradley puts on power show

Indians No. 6 prospect clubs two homers on four-hit night

Bobby Bradley has nine multi-homer games over a six-year Minor League career. (Jay Gehres/Columbus Clippers)

By Andrew Battifarano | May 7, 2019 10:25 PM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 6 prospect Bobby Bradley crushed two homers and fell a triple shy of the cycle on a four-hit night in Triple-A Columbus' 12-5 loss to Charlotte.

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Toolshed: Mercado settling in with Tribe

No. 19 Indians prospect on cusp of Majors with hot Triple-A start

Oscar Mercado is tied for second in the International League with seven stolen bases in 17 games. (Joe Santry/Columbus Clippers)

By Sam Dykstra | April 26, 2019 10:39 AM ET

Oscar Mercado was acquired by the Indians at last year's deadline to increase the organization's outfield depth, and after a hot start to 2019 with Columbus, he could be in position to do much more.

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Benson captains rare four-homer game

Cleveland's No. 25 prospect plates eight runs for Lake County

Will Benson has amassed 28 home runs since the start of last season. (Tim Phillis/Lake County Captains)

By Andrew Battifarano | April 18, 2019 8:57 PM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 25 prospect Will Benson drove in eight runs in the Minors' first four-homer game since 2014 in Class A Lake County's 12-6 win over South Bend.

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IL notes: CarGo, Gio back on buses

Major League veterans start season in International League

Gio Gonzalez was a Minor League midseason All-Star each year from 2005-07. (Michael Majewski)

By John Wagner | April 15, 2019 10:35 AM ET

Veterans Carlos Gonzalez and Gio Gonzalez were back in the International League to start the season, sharing their experience with younger players in Columbus and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Captains' Freeman reaches five times

Indians No. 3 prospect collects three hits, drives in two runs

Tyler Freeman has a .332/.395/.474 slash line in three Minor League seasons. (Tim Phillis/TCP Photography)

By Katie Woo | April 13, 2019 11:44 PM ET

Indians No. 3 prospect Tyler Freeman collected three hits, reached safely in all five plate appearances and drove in two runs to lead Class A Lake County to a 6-2 win at Dayton on Saturday.

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Indians Prospect Primer: The kids are alright

Jones, Freeman bring bats; relievers Sandlin, Karinchak rise fast

Nolan Jones has cut down on errors and could hit for even more power this year. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | March 21, 2019 10:05 AM ET

The Cleveland Indians system is full of young infielders like Nolan Jones and Tyler Freeman, plus fast-rising relievers like Nick Sandlin and James Karinchak.

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McKenzie shut down by Indians

No. 41 overall prospect out indefinitely with upper back strain

Triston McKenzie has held opponents to a .194 batting average during his Minor League career. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 9, 2019 7:18 PM ET

Top Indians prospect Triston McKenzie has been shut down from throwing and is out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with an upper back strain on Saturday.

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