#89 – Caleb Gindl
Lancaster Barnstormers (2016 – ’17, ’19)
As the #89 player in our All-Time Top 100, Caleb Gindl has already been named an All-Star, Post-Season All-Star, and a member of the All-Defensive Team in both of his full-seasons in the Atlantic League and been signed by an MLB organization in his partial-season. Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear as though the 32-year-old Florida-native is done adding to his Atlantic League resume. Before the 2020 season’s cancellation, Gindl was set to start his 1st season as a player-coach for Lancaster, serving as Hitting Coach under manager Ross Peeples.
Focusing on his time simply playing for the Barnstormers shows exactly why he’s been able to collect Atlantic League awards and honors virtually non-stop. The left-handed outfielder has posted a .288/.369/.454 slash in his 356 games in a Barnstormers uniform with 42 homers and 217 RBI. His career 122 OPS+, 12.8 WAR, and 227 runs created are highlighted by his 2019 campaign, the season that pushed Gindl over the edge and into our Top 100. That 2019 season, Gindl posted his best OPS (.891) since his age-18 rookie-level season in 2007, while compiling 97 runs created, a 140 OPS+, and 7.0 WAR.
It’s still somewhat unclear what the future holds for Caleb Gindl in the Atlantic League. Even in the unlikely scenario that we’ve seen the last of Caleb in Lancaster, 2 Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star Teams as well as a 2018 season that saw him play his way into an MLB organization are more than enough to lock him into our All-Time Top 100.