19 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 left-handed reliever Scott Downs.

Scott Downs, LHP

Throws: Left — Bats: Left — Entering his age-39 season — Contract: Non-roster invite to spring training

2014 Overview: Splitting the season between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals, Downs posted a roughly replacement-level season out of the bullpen using his peripherals. Downs’ inflated 4.97 ERA, however, paired with an elevated walk rate likely scared away suitors, leaving the left-hander willing to accept a minor league deal with Cleveland. Assuming his ERA inflation is influenced by some bad luck, Downs could be an interesting depth bullpen arm to keep an eye on in camp. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 18, 2015

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Posted by on January 19, 2015 in ZX. January 2015


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