For a few years now, the Indians have been contenders, and made the 2016 World Series. They were constructed well, and have a talented roster. This is how they were built.
Perez was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2008 draft.
In Janaury, the Indians acquired Plawecki from the Mets for Walker Lockett and Sam Haggerty.
Though Santana was an Indian from 2010-2017, the team re-acquired him in December in a three team trade. The Indians acquired Santana, Jake Bauers and cash, and gave up Edwin Encarnacion, Yandy Diaz and Cole Sulser.
Ramirez signed as an amateur free agent in November 2009.
Miller signed with the Indians in late March.
Moroff was acquired in November along with Jordan Luplow from Pittsburgh for Erik Gonzalez, Dante Mendoza and Tahnaj Thomas.
Stamets was acquired from the Angels in July 2015 for David Murphy.
Ramirez signed a minor league deal in February.
Luplow was acquired in November 2018 from the Pirates with Max Moroff for Tahnaj Thomas, Erik Gonzalez and Dante Mendoza.
Bauers was part of a December three team trade, where the Indians acquired Bauers, Carlos Santana and cash, giving up Edwin Encarnacion, Yandy Diaz and Cole Sulser.
Allen was drafted in the 6th round in 2014.
On July 31st, the Indians acquired Martin and Kyle Dowdy from the Tigers for Willi Castro.
Naquin was drafted in the first round (15th overall) in 2012.
Kluber was acquired in July 2010 in a three team deal with the Cardinals and Padres. The Indians acquired Kluber, and traded Jake Westbrook.
Bauer was acquired in December 2012 from the Diamondbacks. The Indians acquired Bauer, Matt Albers, Bryan Shaw and Drew Stubbs. They gave up Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Donald, Lars Anderson and Tony Sipp.
Carrasco was acquired at the 2009 trade deadline from the Phillies with Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Jason Knapp for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco.
In August 2014, the Indians acquired Clevinger from the Angels for Vinnie Pestano.
Bieber was drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 draft.
Ramirez signed with the Indians in November 2017.
Edwards signed with the Indians in March 2018.
In July 2016, the Indians picked Olson off waivers from the Royals.
Otero was purchased from the Phillies in December 2015.
In July 2018, the Indians acquired Cimber from the Padres with Brad Hand for Francisco Mejia.
In July 2018, the Indians acquired Hand from the Padres with Adam Cimber for Francisco Mejia.
Lindor was drafted in the first round (8th overall) in 2011.
Kipnis was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft.
Zimmer was drafted in the 1st round (21st overall) in 2014.