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2017 RECAP

Record: 12 - 10

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 Cleveland Indians 12 10
2 Chicago White Sox 12 9
3 Minnesota Twins 11 11
4 Detroit Tigers 11 11
5 Kansas City Royals 7 15

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 18 51 6 9 2 2 0 1 5 0 12 0 0 .177
Roberto Pérez CLE C 8 26 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 .115

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Santana CLE 1B 23 94 13 21 16 7 0 2 14 0 13 2 0 .223

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 8 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 11 0 0 .148

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Michael Martínez CLE 3B 10 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .200
Yandy Diaz CLE 3B 15 55 9 13 2 1 0 0 5 0 14 0 0 .236
José Ramírez CLE 3B 23 87 12 29 21 6 0 6 9 0 15 2 2 .333

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Francisco Lindor CLE SS 23 89 18 27 14 7 1 6 10 2 16 1 1 .303

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Michael Brantley CLE LF 19 74 11 22 15 4 0 4 5 1 17 3 1 .297
Brandon Guyer CLE LF 12 33 3 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 .121

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Austin Jackson CLE CF 11 30 3 8 2 4 0 1 4 0 7 0 0 .267
Tyler Naquin CLE CF 6 17 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .235
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE CF 14 40 6 12 11 3 0 2 3 0 6 1 0 .300

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Abraham Almonte CLE RF 20 53 9 14 4 3 0 1 11 0 17 1 0 .264

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Trevor Bauer CLE SP 4 4 2 2 0 23.0 24 5 16 7 28 6.26 1.35
Zach McAllister CLE RP 6 0 0 0 0 7.2 4 0 2 3 8 2.35 0.91
Andrew Miller CLE RP 10 0 1 0 0 11.2 7 0 0 4 16 0.00 0.94
Danny Salazar CLE SP 5 5 2 2 0 29.0 26 3 14 14 42 4.35 1.38
Nick Goody CLE RP 4 0 0 0 0 5.1 2 0 0 2 6 0.00 0.75
Josh Tomlin CLE SP 4 4 1 3 0 18.1 30 2 19 2 14 9.33 1.75
Bryan Shaw CLE RP 11 0 1 0 1 10.0 11 0 4 3 7 3.60 1.50
Corey Kluber CLE SP 5 5 3 1 0 34.1 31 6 16 12 37 4.19 1.25
Boone Logan CLE RP 10 0 0 0 0 4.2 5 0 1 1 5 1.93 1.29
Dan Otero CLE RP 9 0 0 0 0 8.1 11 2 4 2 6 4.32 1.56
Shawn Armstrong CLE RP 4 0 1 0 0 5.1 6 0 5 5 7 8.44 2.06
Cody Allen CLE RP 10 0 0 0 6 10.0 10 0 1 1 20 0.90 1.10
Carlos Carrasco CLE SP 5 5 2 2 0 35.1 21 5 8 7 34 2.04 0.79

2017 PROJECTIONS

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