From the Field: Juan Hillman, sp, Cleveland Indians

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Juan Hillman signed custom index card in blue sharpie

Juan Hillman was a 2nd round pick of the Indians in 2016. He was a polished high school arm, with a low-90s fastball, curve, change.

Hillman came into the season one of the Indians top 10 prospects, and opened the season with short-season Mahoning Valley. After a hot start, he hit the wall in August (1-3, 7.54 ERA in 22.2 IP).

Despite the bumpy season, there is lots to like. He is still young–he will only be 20 next season–and had plenty of time to develop. i imagine he will open the season in Low-A Lake County, though I could also see him start the season in extended Spring and working his way to full season ball a month or two later.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L ERA G IP H BB SO WHIP H9 BB9 SO9
2015 18 -2.5 Indians ARIZ Rk CLE 0 2 4.12 8 24.0 26 5 20 1.292 9.8 1.9 7.5
2016 19 -2.4 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- CLE 3 4 4.43 15 63.0 66 24 47 1.429 9.4 3.4 6.7
All Levels (2 Seasons) 3 6 4.34 23 87.0 92 29 67 1.391 9.5 3.0 6.9
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 11/5/2016.

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