Countdown to Opening Day: ESPN ranks five Indians among the 50 best young players

Jhonny Peralta at No. 21? With the kind of defense he plays?
Rob Neyer of put together a list of the top 50 players to watch for in the next five years. With self-imposed limits of no minor league prospects and a focus on players in their 20s who will be great for the next five years, it’s easy to miss some (Brandon Phillips, Joba Chamberlain, Cole Hamels, Fausto Carmona) and include others who are a little controversial (Prince Fielder, Dustin Pedroia). But there’s few opinions I trust more than Neyer. Good news for Tribe fans is that five Indians are included: No. 4: Grady Sizemore; No. 19: C.C. Sabathia; No. 21: Jhonny Peralta; No.27: Victor Martinez; and No. 50: Asdrubal Cabrera…
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