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April 01, 2013
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April 01, 2013

4 Cleveland Indians

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
CF MICHAEL BOURN
L-R .281 .349 .385 6 52 50 142
SS ASDRUBAL CABRERA
S-R .272 .335 .427 18 76 12 108
2B JASON KIPNIS
L-R .271 .348 .424 17 81 25 117
1B NICK SWISHER
S-L .274 .369 .477 25 89 2 143
DH MARK REYNOLDS
R-R .219 .330 .458 30 78 4 180
LF MICHAEL BRANTLEY
L-L .279 .339 .392 7 59 15 70
C CARLOS SANTANA
S-R .252 .372 .446 23 83 4 116
3B LONNIE CHISENHALL
L-R .271 .324 .435 14 59 3 82
RF DREW STUBBS
R-R .232 .302 .370 13 38 29 161
BENCH
SS MIKE AVILES
R-R .261 .294 .393 10 48 14 61
C LOU MARSON
R-R .221 .316 .293 1 17 5 54

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE INDIANS

There are going to be nights when this lineup bludgeons other teams—it will remind people of the teams that made Jacobs Field hell on earth for opposing pitchers in the '90s.... The new vibe starts with Terry Francona. He brings credibility to a losing team, and he's made it a looser clubhouse, which is what this team needed.... Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn make this offense much improved, but the keys are Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis, two young players who are going to take big steps this year. It's hard to find a third baseman who will hit 25 home runs, but Chisenhall has the potential.... Carlos Santana is going to have a good year—he's in great shape and is swinging the bat aggressively. Throw in Mark Reynolds at first and DH, and there's some serious power here.... Asdrubal Cabrera is one of the better shortstops in the game—if things go poorly, they'll trade him to a contender and get a haul.... Their clear flaw is the top two starters: Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez. I have more faith in Masterson—some nights he's just unhittable, other nights he can't find his release point. He has the stuff, with the sinking fastball and the decent changeup, to keep lefties at bay.... Jimenez is a mess. Now that he's at 92, the hitter doesn't swing through his fastball anymore.... Trevor Bauer should start the year in Triple A; he's not as polished as people think. He's got a ton of talent, but my concern is that in college, he didn't pitch in the strike zone as much as guys usually do.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER TERRY FRANCONA

First season with the Indians

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION

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