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2016 Cleveland Indians preview
« on: 19 Dec 2015 9:56:01 PM »
The Indians could conceivably field a team prior to free agency, although there are some positions that we'd like to upgrade.  Here's where we stand, if the season opened today (Zips projections in red):


Rotation:

Carlos Carrasco (122 ERA+) (4.5 zWAR/195 IP)
Chris Archer  (119 ERA+)  (4.2 zWAR/195 IP)
plus some combination of........
Jake Peavy  (96 ERA+) (1.9 zWAR/195 IP)
Cliff Lee (94 ERA+)  (2.3 zWAR/195 IP)
Manny Banuelos (98 ERA+)  (2.5 zWAR/195 IP)
Adam Conley (97 ERA+)  (2.3 zWAR/195 IP)


Bullpen:

Dellin Betances (187 ERA+)
Kelvin Herrera (140 ERA+)
Brett Cecil (136 ERA+)
Zach Britton  (143 ERA+)
Seung-hwan Oh  (111 ERA+)
Burke Badenhop  (102 ERA+)
Robbie Ross  (100 ERA+)


Position Players:

(FR) - 2B  Jason Kipnis  (110 OPS+, -2 Def.) (2.9 zWAR/650)
(AV) - 1B  Jon Singleton (101 OPS+, +1 Def.)  (1.3 zWAR/650)
(EX) - 3B  Nolan Arenado  (117 OPS+, +10 Def.)  (4.4 zWAR/650)
(AV) - SS  Edwardo Escobar (94 OPS+, +1 Def.)   (2.7 zWAR/650)
(VG) - LF platoon  Chris Young  (92 OPS+, +5 Def.) (1.7 zWAR/650)
(VG) - LF platoon  Brett Gardner  (104 OPS+, +4 Def.)  (2.4 zWAR/650)
(EX) - CF  Kevin Kierrmaier  (101 OPS+, +20 Def.) (5.2 zWAR/650)
(VG) - RF  Giancarlo Stanton  (155 OPS+, +4 Def.)  (6.4 zWAR/650)
(FR) - C  Stephen Vogt  (102 OPS+, -6 Def.)  (2.8 zWAR/650)
         Edwin Encarnacion - DH  (140 OPS+) (3.9 zWAR/650)



Bench:

Eric Campbell  (97 OPS+)
Erick Aybar  (90 OPS+)
Curt Casali  (83 OPS+)
Michael Taylor (74 OPS+)
Arismendy Alcantara  (85 OPS+)
Michael Cuddyer (92 OPS+)
« Last Edit: 10 Apr 2016 7:04:54 PM by Indians RH »
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Re: 2016 Cleveland Indians preview
« Reply #1 on: 20 Dec 2015 9:24:15 AM »
Must be nice knowing that if you have a lead in the 2nd inning....

You are going to win :)
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Re: 2016 Cleveland Indians preview
« Reply #2 on: 20 Dec 2015 1:18:52 PM »
Must be nice knowing that if you have a lead in the 2nd inning....

You are going to win :)

Haha.  It's definitely part of the strategy.  I just hope I can generate enough offense to get a lead once in awhile!
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Re: 2016 Cleveland Indians preview
« Reply #3 on: 10 Apr 2016 7:05:41 PM »
ZIPS Defense added. 

Should be all set.
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