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 Will Roberts.

Will Roberts, RHP

Throws: Right — Bats: Left — Entering his age-24 season — Contract: Non-roster invitee to spring training

2014 Overview: Repeating the Double-A level in 2014 proved useful for Roberts, as the right-hander dropped his ERA from 4.57 in 134.0 innings in 2013 to a 4.08 mark in 161.0 innings last year. Roberts’ FIP stayed essentially the same between 2013 and 2014 (3.98 in 2013, 3.99 in 2014), but now that the right-hander’s ERA is in line with his peripherals, he can be fairly safely called a Double-A league-average starter, which leaves him only another step or two away from contributing at the major league level. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, February 23, 2015

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