17 Jan

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall.

Previously-run previews can be found here:

Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B

Bats: Left — Throws: Right — Entering his age-26 season — Contract: Arbitration eligible for the first time in 2015 (MLB Trade Rumors estimate: $2.2 million), under team control through 2017

2014 Overview: Though consistency escaped Chisenhall in 2014, following mostly forgettable results in his first three major league seasons, last year represented a step forward. Chisenhall will need to balance out his performance in 2015 in order to hold on to the third base job, but despite a .591 OPS in the second half, the third baseman’s .915 OPS in the first half shows his ceiling. Settling in the middle for a full season would leave Chisenhall around average, which would be a decent player to have penciled into the everyday lineup. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 15, 2015

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