20 Feb

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 outfielder Carlos Moncrief.

Carlos Moncrief, OF

Bats: Left — Throws: Right — Entering his age-26 season — Contract: Pre-arbitration Player (under team control through 2020, on track for arbitration eligibility in 2018)

2014 Overview: Coming off of a big 2013 season in Double-A, hopes were high for Moncrief as he made his Triple-A debut. Unfortunately for Moncrief, the right fielder took a step back in 2014, going from an above-average hitter to closer to league average. Though league-average players are important to have, a few of Moncrief’s holes were exposed in 2014 and, if he was called upon in 2015 to contribute in Cleveland, those holes would likely be magnified even more by major league pitchers. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 10, 2015

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