The Cleveland Indians' minor league affiliates have played through the first week of their 2014 seasons. Some of the team's top prospects are off to great starts, while others, not so much.
Early-season minor league numbers can be volatile, given the fact that a good deal of prospects are dealing with an adjustment period in their first games at a new level. Others, who have more minor league experience under their belts, tend to hit the ground running and we'll see a little bit of both over the course of this article.
The aim of this repeating piece is to help keep you informed as to the performances of the team's top-10 prospects on a semi-weekly basis. In each version of this article, I'll recap the player's 2013 stats, while also providing updated 2014 stats, weekly stats, an overview of the player's season and week and, finally, an up or down label on the player's prospect stock.
Bleacher Report's Adam Wells ranked the team's top-10 prospects prior to the start of spring training—you can find those prospect rankings here. So, to start the year, that's the order you'll find those prospects ranked in this and future versions of this piece.
We'll kick things off with Adam's No. 10 prospect, Jesus Aguilar.
All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.