2019 Cleveland Indians Projected Lineup and Rotation


Indians Projected Lineup

This is a post that will update throughout the off-season. Feel free to share and comment, projections/rankings from FanGraphs and BR Reference. (So, don’t yell at us). Enjoy!

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Updated: January 8, 2019

The Nitty Gritty … 


2018 Finish: 91-71 (1st in AL Central)
2019 Projected Finish: 93-69 (1st in AL Central)
2018 Team War: 50.3
2019 Team Projected War: 45.8
2018 Salary: $142,804,703
2019 Projected Salary: $135,000,000
2019 Current Salary: $84,591,251
2019 Salary Remaining: ($32.5 Arbitration Expected) $17,908,000

Cleveland Indians Projected Lineup

  1. Francisco Lindor – SS – 6.5 WAR
  2. Jason Kipnis – 2B – 1.9 WAR
  3. Jose Ramirez – 3B – 5.9 WAR
  4. Carlos Santana – DH – 2.1 WAR
  5. Jake Bauer – 1B – 1.5 WAR
  6. Tyler Naquin – RF – .8 WAR
  7. Jordan Luplow – LF – 1.0 WAR
  8. Leonys Martin – CF – 1.6 WAR
  9. Kevin Plawecki – C – 1.1 WAR

Notable Bench Options (with positive WAR):

Roberto Perez – .9 WAR
Max Moroff – .4 WAR
Greg Allen – .2 WAR
Bradley Zimmer – .1 WAR

Cleveland Indians Projected Rotation

  1. Corey Kluber – 4.8 WAR
  2. Carlos Carrasco – 4.5 WAR
  3. Trevor Bauer – 4.1 WAR
  4. Mike Clevinger – 2.6 WAR
  5. Shane Bieber – 2.4 WAR
  6. Closer – Brad Hand – 1.2 WAR

 

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