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RANKING THE 2015 ROSTER AFTER 40 GAMES, PT. 1 (5.25.15)

11 Jun

Cleveland started yet another season slowly, but as we hit the 40-game mark and reach Memorial Day, the franchise has started creeping its way back toward .500 and playoff contention. With about a quarter of the season in the books, it is once again time to rank every player who has donned the Cleveland uniform in 2015.

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

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Posted by on June 11, 2015 in ZZB. May 2015

 

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