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Indians Climbing Up the List in the Latest ESPN MLB Power Rankings

The Indians are playing their best baseball of the season, and the rest of Major League Baseball seems to finally be taking notice.

ESPN’s latest ‘Power Rankings’ has moved the Tribe up to 11th from 15th, as they are starting to make noise winning eight of their last 10 and 13 of their last 18 games.

Here’s what the site had to say about the Indians in their Monday release of the rankings:

11. Cleveland Indians

2019 record: 42-35
Week 11 ranking: 15

To keep their postseason hopes alive, the Indians are putting their faith in the kids, moving Oscar Mercado into center field (and ditching Leonys Martin after long since cutting Carlos Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez), and calling up top prospect Bobby Bradley to man first base and let Carlos Santana take over at DH. Bradley ripped a double in his debut, but even if he rakes, the Indians will still need a fresh bat for either outfield corner. — Kahrl

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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