Thepast two seasons have offered Columbus baseball fans vivid April looks at the future possibilitiesfor the parent Cleveland Indians and Septembers that ended with International League and triple-Achampionships for the Clippers.Come April 5, 2012, another solid triple-A team should assemble in Huntington Park for theseason opener against the Louisville Bats. But a No. 1 organizational prospect such as catcherCarlos Santana in 2010 and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall in ’11 doesn’t appear destined to wear aClippers uniform with the incoming group.Here is a look at who might be back and who won’t.Veterans Paul Phillips, 34, and Luke Carlin, 30, were among the three players who spent theentire season in Columbus. The pitching staff benefited from their presence, but both are freeagents. One could return, probably not both.Chun Chen, 22, batted .262 in 113 games for double-A Akron with 16 home runs and 70 RBI. Hisoffense is ahead of his defense, so a veteran teammate to help with his development wouldn’thurt.Beau Mills, 25, resurrected his career after a midseason promotion from Akron. The 2007first-round draft pick hit .269 with seven home runs and 18 RBI with Columbus.Nick Johnson, 33, was a huge presence in the clubhouse but was limited on the field by a rightwrist injury for a second straight season. He could retire.Jason Kipnis, 24 and the organization’s No. 3 prospect to start this season, is the favorite towin the job with the Indians in spring training. That could push Cord Phelps, 24, back to theClippers.Luis Valbuena, 25, was the most consistent hitter for the Clippers in ’11. He is out of options,so his time in Columbus looks over.Juan Diaz, 22, was called up from Akron to play in the postseason for the Clippers. He is a6-foot-4 switch-hitter who looked ready for triple-A.Chisenhall, 22, will receive a shot to win the everyday job in Cleveland. Jared Goedert, 26,rebounded from a rib injury and is expected to return to Columbus.Tim Fedroff, 24, was a solid contributor after coming up from Akron and should return.Thomas Neal, 24, was acquired in a July trade from San Francisco, but injuries kept him off thefield. He is on the Indians’ 40-man roster.Nick Weglarz, 23, had knee and shoulder injuries that limited him to 41 games at Akron, where hebatted .179. He has a ton to prove in the spring.Chad Huffman, 26, spent the season with the Clippers and batted .246 with 13 home runs and 58RBI.Jerad Head, 28, led the Clippers with 24 home runs and batted .284 with 70 RBI. He is on the40-man roster now.This group could look an awful lot like this season, based on what happens in Cleveland.International League all-stars Zach McAllister, 23, and Jeanmar Gomez, 23, are candidates forprobably one rotation spot in Cleveland, as is David Huff, 27. Each has at least one optionremaining, as does Corey Kluber, 25.Scott Barnes (24, right knee) and Hector Rondon (23, right elbow) are coming off injuries butcould be in the mix with Paolo Espino, 24, and Akron’s Austin Adams, 25.Ditto with the rotation based on Cleveland’s needs. Josh Judy, 25; Zach Putnam, 24; and NickHagadone, 25, could land in either place to begin the year, as could Chen Lee, 24.Akron closer Cory Burns, 23, and lefty Kelvin De La Cruz, 23, are ready to rise. Jason Rice, 25,was a late-season pickupMike Sarbaugh was the IL manager of the year and a two-time triple-A championship game winner.He will wonder whether the major leagues will call. Pitching coach Ruben Niebla and hitting coachLee May Jr. would like big-league jobs. Two openings exist in Cleveland.If promotions don’t occur, each would be welcome back in Columbus.