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Cleveland Indians: What Lonnie Chisenhall’s Call-Up Means for the Rest of 2011 (6.27.11)

16 Nov

Numerous sources, including MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, have reported that Adam Everett has been designated for assignment, and Lonnie Chisenhall is in Arizona to join the Cleveland Indians.

For most Tribe fans, this is a breath of fresh air. The Indians offense has been dismal for the entire month of June and calling up one of the best prospects in our farm system could be the spark we need.

If only Chisenhall were having a standout season at Triple-A. This year, Chisenhall only has a .265/.352/.427 slash line, a .779 OPS, seven home runs and 44 RBI. While he’s been coming on lately, it’s not the sort of elite offense one would expect out of Baseball America’s 25th best prospect.

I still think there’s cause for hope with Chisenhall, though. One poor start to a season doesn’t mean that a player isn’t any good. On the contrary, I think it’s a good thing that Lonnie’s dealing with failure this early. Baseball is all about failure and how you react to it. Chisenhall’s big-league career won’t be without bumps; hopefully he’s learned from his relatively rough 2011 season and will adjust to adversity well. Read More…

From Bleacher Report, June 27, 2011

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