Indians preview capsules: The catchers and corner infielders (3.8.14)

12 Mar

As a part of IBI’s beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 55 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team (it was 54, but the acquisition of Justin Sellers added one more). The next batch of these running today are the catchers and corner infielders.

There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy!

Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B

Considering that Lonnie Chisenhall spent parts of the past three seasons in the major leagues, it is easy to forget that the third baseman is only 25 years old. The results to date have been underwhelming, but when discussing Chisenhall, it is best to keep some perspective on the situation.

In his major league career, Chisenhall has played in 203 games and batted 682 times. In that time — a little more than one full season — the third baseman has 23 home runs, a .244/.284/.411 line, and 1.1 fWAR. While that on-base percentage is pretty ghastly, Chisenhall has shown enough pop to be only a little below-average on offense. He is below-average as a whole, but it is important to note that Chisenhall is not some scrub; he has just played at the level of a second-division starter instead of the good-to-great regular he was supposed to be. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, March 8, 2014

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Posted by on March 12, 2014 in ZN. March 2014


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