CLEVELAND — The MLB Network wrapped up their annual countdown of the Top 100 players in the league on Thursday night, and the Cleveland Indians have two players in the top 10.
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is the fourth best player heading into the 2019 season, according to MLB Network.
The network cited Lindor's three straight All-Star team appearances, back-to-back Silver Slugger Awards and his Gold Glove Award.
Lindor was ranked 17th in 2018, moving up 13 spots this year.
In addition to Lindor, Indians third-baseman Jose Ramirez was ranked ninth on the list.
Ramirez’s back-to-back All Star team appearances and Silver Slugger Awards, as well as his 39 home runs last season boosted his ranking for the upcoming season. He was ranked 22nd in 2018.
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber moved down in the rankings, but still made the top 25. Kluber is ranked at 23rd for the 2019 season, moving down from his number 12 ranking in 2018.
Other Indians players made the Top 100, including pitchers Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Mike Clevinger.
Recap of the Indians' rankings:
#4. Francisco Lindor
#9. Jose Ramirez
#23. Corey Kluber
#41. Trevor Bauer
#66. Carlos Carrasco
#82. Mike Clevinger
According to the report by MLB Network, a team of researchers and the show’s producers used statistical analysis to rank the players for the upcoming season.