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 ran yesterday, with part two coming up right now.
All stats updated through Friday, May 22.
#15 RYAN WEBB, RHP (PREVIOUS RANK: NR)
Despite having quite a bit of right-handed relief pitching available in the minors, the organization chose to give Webb a shot in the majors. Though his peripherals preach patience, Webb’s low ERA so far has been a welcome addition for a bullpen that has largely struggled. It may not be sustainable, but Webb’s performance was sorely needed.
#14 CODY ALLEN, RHP (PREVIOUS RANK: 11)
Though his ERA is not all that great, the good news for Allen going forward is his peripherals do not think he has pitched quite this badly. Of course, there are also some signs of concern for Allen — mainly that he should reasonably expect a few more balls to leave the park over the rest of the season — which is a big reason the franchise should be looking for relief help if the team manages to climb back into legitimate contention. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, May 26, 2015