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2017 RECAP

Record: 25 - 23

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

While this was by no means the only one, it was certainly the brightest highlight. Corey Kluber, who for the first time in his career broke camp with the big club, not only proved worthy of a starting assignment, he proved worthy of a Cy Young. Kluber was absolutely magnificent, throwing 235 innings while striking out 269 and posting stellar ratios (2.44 ERA and 1.09 WHIP). What is even better is that the advanced metrics support these numbers including a FIP of 2.41 (which verifies the 2.44 ERA) and a BABIP of .328 (which when compared to league average .300 verifies that luck was not a factor in Kluber’s greatness).

What Has Changed?

Not that much really. Nick Swisher will return from injury and attempt to regain his old form and Gavin Floyd arrives to attempt to comeback from Tommy John (though he will likely start the year on the DL). The biggest change is that the Indians appear committed to their young starters Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer.

What to Expect:

Expect the young Tribe fireballers to prove formidable. Carlos Carrasco was great in the second half and should continue to pitch well. Danny Salazar has all the makings of a star and Trevor Bauer seems to have grown up a bit. On the hitting side, Expect Carlos Santana to thrive now that he knows he need not catch and Expect catcher Yan Gomes to take a step backward and be overpriced in fantasy leagues (4 percent walk rate against 23 percent K rate and .331 BABIP says some regression is coming).

This Year’s Surprise:

T.J. House will hold down a rotation spot despite Gavin Floyd’s arrival. To go a step further, do not be surprised if House becomes this year’s Dallas Keuchel as both throw 60 percent ground ball rates at batters. House, for his part has a better track record coming into 2015 than Keuchel had last year. House had a 3.35 ERA and 3.64 K/BB ratio in his time in Cleveland last summer which should only get better with experience.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Minnesota Twins 26 20
2 Cleveland Indians 25 23
3 Detroit Tigers 23 27
4 Chicago White Sox 23 26
5 Kansas City Royals 21 28

ARRIVALS

PLAYER POS FROM
Edwin Encarnacion DH TOR
Boone Logan RP COL
Carlos Frias SP LA

DEPARTURES

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yan Gomes CLE C 35 106 13 25 12 8 0 4 11 0 24 0 0 .236
Roberto Pérez CLE C 18 56 4 8 6 1 0 0 6 0 15 0 1 .143

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 48 190 27 44 29 15 1 5 26 1 31 2 0 .232

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 32 128 13 31 19 6 0 5 6 0 28 2 1 .242

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yandy Diaz CLE 3B 18 64 9 13 3 1 0 0 6 0 17 0 0 .203
José Ramírez CLE 3B 47 175 24 48 25 9 2 7 17 1 27 3 3 .274

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Erik González CLE SS 4 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .100
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 47 187 33 53 24 14 1 11 16 2 33 2 1 .283

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Michael Brantley CLE LF 41 158 21 48 21 9 0 5 16 1 27 5 1 .304
Daniel Robertson CLE LF 8 20 3 5 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 .250
Brandon Guyer CLE LF 21 55 4 10 5 3 0 1 0 0 15 0 0 .182

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Austin Jackson CLE CF 15 41 4 11 5 5 0 1 5 0 11 0 0 .268
Tyler Naquin CLE CF 6 17 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .235
Bradley Zimmer CLE CF 11 27 4 8 4 2 0 1 5 0 11 2 1 .296

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Abraham Almonte CLE RF 33 86 13 19 6 3 2 1 12 0 28 1 1 .221
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE RF 33 92 15 24 22 6 1 6 9 1 20 1 0 .261

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Mike Clevinger CLE SP 5 4 2 1 0 22.1 14 2 7 12 25 2.82 1.16
Trevor Bauer CLE SP 9 9 4 4 0 50.0 53 11 35 18 59 6.30 1.42
Zach McAllister CLE RP 14 0 0 0 0 19.2 12 2 5 10 27 2.29 1.12
Andrew Miller CLE RP 21 0 3 0 0 25.0 13 0 1 5 33 0.36 0.72
Danny Salazar CLE SP 10 10 3 5 0 52.1 55 11 32 28 73 5.50 1.59
Nick Goody CLE RP 15 0 0 0 0 18.1 8 0 0 3 17 0.00 0.71
Josh Tomlin CLE SP 10 10 3 6 0 56.0 69 8 36 4 39 5.79 1.30
Bryan Shaw CLE RP 22 0 1 1 1 22.2 18 1 7 10 19 2.78 1.28
Corey Kluber CLE SP 6 6 3 2 0 37.1 38 7 21 13 41 5.06 1.37
Boone Logan CLE RP 24 0 1 0 0 10.1 10 0 3 3 13 2.61 1.26
Dan Otero CLE RP 17 0 0 0 0 18.2 19 4 7 3 15 3.38 1.23
Shawn Armstrong CLE RP 9 0 1 0 0 12.0 11 3 8 6 13 6.00 1.42
Cody Allen CLE RP 20 0 0 2 13 19.2 19 1 5 8 30 2.29 1.37
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP 9 9 4 2 0 58.1 40 6 19 15 58 2.93 0.94

DEPTH CHART

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