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With Carlos living up to the hype in Cleveland (so far), the Indians' new top prospect is Lonnie Chisenhall. The third baseman will be playing in the MLB Futures game on July 11.


Chisenhall is having a phenomenal bounce back last three weeks after slumping and suffering through a shoulder injury earlier in the season. He now has a .337 batting average with six home runs and 21 RBI in just 22 games since returning from the disabled list on May 28th. On the season, he currently leads all active Aeros with his six homers and slugging percentage of .452 while ranking second with 34 runs scored.


This is his second stint with Akron after joining the team in early August last season and participating in the 2009 Eastern League playoffs. He batted just .183 in 24 regular season games, but then led the Aeros to the EL Championship by batting .467 (14-for-30) in seven contests during the playoffs. Upon his first promotion to Double-A, he had ranked among the leaders of the Class A Carolina League in RBI, extra-base hits, homers, slugging percentage, doubles and hits.


Baseball America ranked Chisenhall as the second-best prospect in the Indians organization prior to the 2010 season. Cleveland selected the former shortstop in the first round (29th overall) in the June 2008 Draft out of Pitt Community College in North Carolina. The left-handed hitter is a native of Newport, NC and is officially the youngest player on the Aeros roster after turning 21 years old last October.



2012 can't come fast enough.

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