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 right-hander Josh Tomlin.

Josh Tomlin, RHP

Throws: Right — Bats: Right — Entering his age-30 season — Contract: $1.5 million in 2015 (under team control and arbitration-eligible through 2016)

2014 Overview: After struggling mightily during his last extended major league time in 2012, Tomlin was back in 2014 pitching fairly well in 104.0 major league innings. How well he pitched, however, depends on how one judges pitchers. By ERA, Tomlin’s 4.76 mark ranked 135th out of 149 pitchers with at least 100,0 innings. Going by his 4.01 FIP, however, jumps Tomlin to 94th, while his 3.16 xFIP ranked 26th. If Tomlin’s peripherals prove to be a better indication of his current level than his ERA, then the right-hander could be primed to pitch well in 2015. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, March 7, 2015

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