The rankings are based on performance and playing time, as there is value in putting up strong numbers and on being trusted by Terry Francona and company to be on the field.
Part one is running today, with part two to come tomorrow.
All stats updated through Friday, May 22.
#34 T.J. HOUSE, LHP (PREVIOUS RANK: 14)
After impressing in the second half of 2014, House reminded us of the need for larger sample sizes before declaring players fully major league-ready. The left-hander should not be expected to continue walking nearly a batter per inning and allowing one out of every five fly balls to leave the park, but House will need to get back on track before being trusted with a major league rotation spot.
#33 BRUCE CHEN, LHP (PREVIOUS RANK: NR)
The last spot in Cleveland’s rotation has been unsettled essentially all year, with pitchers like Chen taking a crack at filling it. Chen’s brief major league time did not go very well, and after being designated for assignment, the left-hander elected to hang it up as opposed to attempting to make it back to the majors. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 25, 2015