30 Mar

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 utility man Zach Walters.

Zach Walters, INF/OF

Bats: Switch — Throws: Right — Entering his age-25 season — Contract: Pre-arbitration Player (under team control through 2020, on track for arbitration eligibility in 2018)

2014 Overview: After being acquired from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera at the trading deadline, Cleveland witnessed one of the more extreme boom-or-bust players at the plate in Walters. During his time in the majors, Walters struck out nearly one-third of the time but has also posted a .259 isolated power. With the strikeout rate of Drew Stubbs and the power of David Ortiz — plus some defensive flexibility — Walters is certainly an enjoyable player to watch. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, March 9, 2015

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