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2017 RECAP

Record: 38 - 32

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 38 32
2 Minnesota Twins 36 33
3 Kansas City Royals 35 36
4 Detroit Tigers 32 39
5 Chicago White Sox 31 39

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 47 149 17 34 18 10 0 4 15 0 43 0 0 .228
Roberto Pérez (R) CLE C 28 92 8 16 13 3 0 1 9 0 28 0 1 .174

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Santana (B) CLE 1B 70 270 42 60 38 16 1 9 37 4 46 2 0 .222

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jason Kipnis (L) CLE 2B 50 198 25 47 24 12 0 8 14 0 41 4 2 .237

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yandy Diaz (R) CLE 3B 18 64 9 13 3 1 0 0 6 0 17 0 0 .203
Giovanny Urshela (R) CLE 3B 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
José Ramírez (B) CLE 3B 69 264 45 85 34 23 3 11 22 1 38 7 4 .322

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Erik González (R) CLE SS 15 32 6 10 2 1 0 1 1 0 11 0 0 .313
Francisco Lindor (B) CLE SS 68 273 42 70 33 20 1 14 23 2 38 3 1 .256

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Michael Brantley (L) CLE LF 54 206 24 61 28 13 0 5 19 1 35 7 1 .296
Daniel Robertson (R) CLE LF 29 74 9 16 7 4 1 1 5 1 3 0 1 .216
Brandon Guyer (R) 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 (R) CLE CF 33 88 11 25 12 9 0 3 14 0 21 0 0 .284
Tyler Naquin (L) CLE CF 6 17 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .235
Bradley Zimmer (L) CLE CF 32 89 13 27 20 6 0 4 10 0 28 7 1 .303

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Abraham Almonte (B) CLE RF 33 86 13 19 6 3 2 1 12 0 28 1 1 .221
Lonnie Chisenhall (L) CLE RF 47 134 22 40 37 10 1 10 13 1 26 2 1 .299

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Cody Allen (R) CLE RP 27 0 0 2 15 27.0 26 2 6 10 37 2.00 1.33
Dan Otero (R) CLE RP 26 0 1 0 0 28.0 31 4 11 3 20 3.54 1.29
Josh Tomlin (R) CLE SP 14 14 4 8 0 75.2 100 14 51 6 56 6.07 1.40
Andrew Miller (L) CLE RP 32 0 3 2 1 37.2 19 2 6 8 54 1.43 0.72
Danny Salazar (R) CLE SP 12 10 3 5 0 55.0 59 11 33 28 77 5.40 1.58
Nick Goody (R) CLE RP 25 0 1 0 0 28.0 16 3 4 9 27 1.29 0.96
Ryan Merritt (L) CLE RP 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 7 0 2 0 2 4.50 1.75
Bryan Shaw (R) CLE RP 35 0 1 2 2 34.2 28 1 10 14 31 2.60 1.27
Corey Kluber (R) CLE SP 10 10 6 2 0 65.1 54 7 26 17 80 3.58 1.09
Boone Logan (L) CLE RP 31 0 1 0 0 16.1 15 1 6 6 20 3.31 1.29
Zach McAllister (R) CLE RP 24 0 1 0 0 32.1 25 3 9 14 39 2.51 1.21
Shawn Armstrong (R) CLE RP 9 0 1 0 0 12.0 11 3 8 6 13 6.00 1.42
Mike Clevinger (R) CLE SP 8 7 2 3 0 37.0 25 5 16 17 42 3.89 1.16
Carlos Carrasco (R) CLE SP 14 14 8 3 0 87.1 67 9 29 22 89 2.99 1.02
Trevor Bauer (R) CLE SP 14 14 6 5 0 74.2 77 12 46 30 89 5.55 1.43
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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