14 Cleveland Guardians prospects who could break out in 2023

Sep 14, 2022; Columbus, OH, USA;  Columbus Clippers shortstop Brayan Rocchio (1) snags a ball behind the diving Columbus Clippers third baseman David Fry (17) during the Minor Leage Baseball game against the Omaha Storm Chasers at Huntington Park. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

Around this time a year ago, the baseball world was shut down and the Guardians had 14 players on their 40-man roster who hadn’t yet made their major league debut. Once the league was open for business again, nine of those 14 eventually received the call-up to Cleveland, along with eight others who got their first taste of the majors.

Those 17 MLB debuts tied a franchise single-season record that dated back more than 100 years. And yet, it all came together beautifully for the Guardians, who raced to 92 wins and the American League Central title on the back of the youngest roster in baseball.

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