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Cord Phelps - With a beard like that, he needs a job.
Thomas Neal, Outfielder, 24—2012 Double-A Totals
.307/.381/.461, 17 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 32 RBI, four stolen bases, 47:23 K:BB in 241 AB
Neal made waves in the hitter-friendly California League as a Giants prospect in 2009, ripping 41 doubles and 22 home runs. He did well in Double-A the next season, 40 doubles and 12 home runs, but hasn't approached his 2009 numbers.
At 24 years old, he is too old to be in Double-A given his previous success and success to this point in 2012. Neal could post impressive numbers in Columbus, but he would probably be an immediate upgrade right now over Aaron Cunningham. He'll turn 25 in August.
Cord Phelps, Infielder, 25—2012 Triple-A Totals
.252/.341/.420, 22 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 36 RBI, five stolen bases, 56:40 K:BB in 314 AB
Phelps beat Jason Kipnis to the Majors last season but didn't do enough to keep the job. He has solid pop in his bat for a potential second baseman or utility player. While he doesn't possess any elite skills, he is capable of solid on-base skills and offensive production in a typically weak position. And the beard looks good, above.
Tim Fedroff, Outfielder, 25—2012 Totals over two levels
.318/.402/.473, 13 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 34 RBI, five stolen bases, 48:41 K:BB in 277 AB
Fedroff is aging quickly to be considered a prospect, but he has tremendous on-base skills and fantastic hitting ability. Fedroff has a career minor league line of .294/.378/.402 in nearly 1,700 at-bats in the Indians' system.
He is yet another left-handed bat for the Tribe if he were to get a call, but he couldn't do much worse than the Duncan/Cunningham backup outfield duo—I know they've done well lately, but a blind squirrel finds a nut.