The speedy infielder, Niednagel is the younger brother of Peter, and his talents should be on full display this spring for the Indians. Niednagel’s improvement this fall has been dramatic in the field and at the plate, and his hard work rewards the Indians with an exciting player. Niednagel plays a quality middle infield with his glove, quickness and quality arm, and the coaching staff believes the teams’ defense has improved from the 2017 year. Niednagel, a left-handed hitter, can spray the field with line drives, and his offensive game will improve with a developing bunt game and additional strength and conditioning. Niednagel’s style of hard work and effort are a constant asset on the field.