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2017 RECAP

Record: 51 - 45

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 51 45
2 Kansas City Royals 50 47
3 Minnesota Twins 49 48
4 Detroit Tigers 45 52
5 Chicago White Sox 38 57

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 (R) CLE C 66 210 22 46 23 12 0 6 24 0 58 0 0 .219
Roberto Pérez (R) CLE C 38 117 14 21 15 6 0 1 15 0 37 0 1 .180

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Santana (B) CLE 1B 92 349 52 83 50 26 1 10 44 5 62 4 0 .238

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jason Kipnis (L) CLE 2B 66 254 32 59 26 19 0 8 22 0 48 5 2 .232

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Michael Martínez (B) CLE 3B 27 37 2 6 0 1 0 0 5 0 15 0 1 .077
Yandy Diaz (R) CLE 3B 18 64 9 13 3 1 0 0 6 0 17 0 0 .203
Giovanny Urshela (R) CLE 3B 8 25 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .240
José Ramírez (B) CLE 3B 95 363 65 118 51 30 5 17 28 5 46 10 4 .325

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Erik González (R) CLE SS 30 66 11 19 4 5 0 2 1 0 23 1 0 .288
Francisco Lindor (B) CLE SS 94 385 53 101 47 29 2 15 30 3 55 4 1 .262

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Michael Brantley (L) CLE LF 75 284 38 86 44 19 1 6 27 2 43 11 1 .303
Daniel Robertson (R) CLE LF 32 80 9 18 7 4 1 1 6 1 3 0 1 .225
Brandon Guyer (R) CLE LF 36 83 7 16 10 4 1 1 4 0 24 0 0 .193

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Austin Jackson (R) CLE CF 37 102 12 31 15 9 1 3 15 0 24 0 0 .304
Tyler Naquin (L) CLE CF 9 25 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 1 .200
Bradley Zimmer (L) CLE CF 58 180 23 47 27 9 1 5 16 0 55 10 1 .261

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Abraham Almonte (B) CLE RF 43 121 17 29 10 5 3 3 14 0 37 1 1 .240
Lonnie Chisenhall (L) CLE RF 64 187 29 57 51 13 1 12 20 1 39 2 1 .305

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Cody Allen (R) CLE RP 39 0 0 5 17 38.2 38 5 13 15 51 3.03 1.37
Dan Otero (R) CLE RP 33 0 1 0 0 37.1 43 6 14 4 24 3.38 1.34
Andrew Miller (L) CLE RP 41 0 3 3 2 48.0 22 3 9 13 70 1.69 0.73
Danny Salazar (R) CLE SP 13 11 3 5 0 62.0 60 11 33 28 85 4.79 1.42
Nick Goody (R) CLE RP 35 0 1 1 0 35.2 24 3 8 13 41 2.02 1.09
Josh Tomlin (R) CLE SP 18 18 6 9 0 100.1 127 17 64 11 75 5.74 1.38
Ryan Merritt (L) CLE RP 2 1 0 0 0 5.0 8 0 2 0 2 3.60 1.60
Bryan Shaw (R) CLE RP 47 0 3 4 2 45.2 38 2 14 15 38 2.76 1.23
Corey Kluber (R) CLE SP 16 16 8 3 0 108.1 78 11 33 25 149 2.74 0.96
Boone Logan (L) CLE RP 38 0 1 0 0 21.0 20 2 11 9 28 4.71 1.38
Zach McAllister (R) CLE RP 32 0 1 0 0 41.2 33 5 11 14 49 2.38 1.13
Tyler Olson (L) CLE RP 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.00
Mike Clevinger (R) CLE SP 13 12 5 3 0 66.0 41 7 20 31 73 2.73 1.12
Shawn Armstrong (R) CLE RP 16 0 1 0 0 19.0 15 4 9 6 16 4.26 1.11
Trevor Bauer (R) CLE SP 19 19 8 8 0 98.1 106 14 61 41 111 5.58 1.49
Carlos Carrasco (R) CLE SP 19 19 10 4 0 117.0 98 15 47 31 130 3.62 1.10
Kyle Crockett (L) CLE RP 3 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 0 2 1 1 27.00 4.50

DEPTH CHART

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