Cleveland Indians

Posted by Baseball Bob at 07:01
Feb 142011

Season 69-93 D-

The Indians escaped an F by the slimmest of margins – their winning percentage was .4259, if it had been .4249 that would rate an F. Their only winning month of the year was September, when a late 6-game winning streak pushed them out of the cellar, which they had occupied for months. It was a long, slow, painful summer in Cleveland.

Batters 59.25-102.75 F–

As bad as the team was, the batters were worse. With .425 worth D-, this group is at .365. They had ONE legitimate star (Shin-Soo Choo) and one fading star (Travis Hafner), and one never-reached-potential (Austin Kearns): no one else above 259 PAs rated above a D. Now THAT’S bad. At least they were young (Hafner is the only starter over 30) with an average age of 27.2. And there is no indication that they are going to get better any time soon.

Starters 76.5-85.5 D+

The starting rotation was much better than the hitters – clear up to Bad. Fausto Carmona was the only real starter to deserved a winning record (Jeanmar Gomez deserved one in 11 starts, barely) and his ERA+ of 102 doesn’t exactly scream ace. The starters were all really young (only Westbrook over 30) so there is room for hope.

Bullpen 88/466 B-

Here is the strength of the Indians, such as it is. 24-year-old closer Chris Perez had a fine season (ERA+ 226), 28-year-old setup man Rafael Perez (ERA+119) was solid, and Sipp, Herrmann, and Smith (all 26) were not terrible. Overall the pitching was young (26.3) and somewhat promising, in the context of a very bad team. The pitchers brought the batters up by about 10 games.

Charts

Runs Times
<3 54
3 24
4 29
5 12
6 12
>6 31

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Batter PA OPS wOBA Grade
Shin-Soo Choo 646 885 .388 A-
Jhonny Peralta 615 703 .309 D+
Trevor Crowe 479 635 .287 D
Travis Hafner 462 823 .358 B-
Austin Kearns 461 746 .334 C
Russell Branyan 428 810 .350 B-
Asdrubal Cabrera 425 672 .301 D
Matt LaPorta 425 668 .299 D
Jayson Nix 363 677 .293 D
Jason Donald 325 690 .307 D+
Michael Brantley 325 623 .284 D-
Luis Valbuena 310 531 .243 F
Lou Marson 294 560 .262 F
Shelley Duncan 259 736 .324 C
Carlos Santana 192 868 .382 B+
Andy Marte 188 680 .293 D
Grady Sizemore 140 560 .254 F
Mark Grudzielanek 119 601 .282 D-
Jordan Brown 92 582 .261 F

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Starter Games Innings ERA W/L Deserved
Fausto Carmona 33 210.1 3.77 13 – 14 19.5 – 13.5
Justin Masterson 29 169.1 4.78 6 – 12 14 – 15
Mitch Talbot 28 159.1 4.41 10 – 13 12.25 – 15.75
Jake Westbrook 21 127.2 4.65 6 – 7 9.25 – 11.75
David Huff 15 79.2 6.21 2 – 11 4 – 11
Josh Tomlin 12 73.0 4.56 6 – 4 6 – 6
Jeanmar Gomez 11 57.2 4.68 4 – 5 5.75 – 5.25
Carlos Carrasco 7 44.2 3.83 2 – 2 3.5 – 3.5
Aaron Laffey 5 25.0 3.60 2 – 2 2.25 – 2.75
Justin Germano 1 2.0 22.50 0 – 1 0 – 1

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Reliever G IP ERA Val GR Effective Ineffective yikes YIKES!
Tony Sipp 70 62.2 4.14 11 C+ 44 21 3 2
Chris Perez 62 61.2 1.74 30 A+ 49 9 2 2
Rafael Perez 69 59.2 3.32 16 B 45 20 3 1
Hector Ambriz 34 48.1 5.59 -10 F 16 10 8 0
Frank Herrmann 40 44.2 4.03 -1 F 21 16 3 0
Joe Smith 52 39.1 3.89 14 B+ 35 14 2 1
Jensen Lewis 36 36.1 2.97 12 A 26 6 4 0
Justin Germano 22 33.1 2.16 11 A+ 17 4 1 0
Aaron Laffey 24 30.2 5.28 0 D- 15 4 4 1
Jamey Wright 18 21.1 5.48 0 D- 11 4 2 1
Kerry Wood 23 20.0 6.30 4 C+ 15 6 1 1
Justin Masterson 5 10.2 3.38 2 A+ 4 0 1 0
Jess Todd 5 6.0 7.50 -3 F 2 1 2 0
Vinnie Pestano 5 5.0 3.60 1 B- 3 2 0 0
Andy Marte 1 1.0 0.00 1 A+ 1 0 0 0

2 Responses to “Cleveland Indians”

  1. Carlos Santana is a very good prospect who is a monster at the plate. Their season was more putrid than it should have been because (1) the team refused to call him up (When they did he batted third) and (2) he hurt his leg sliding into home after only a month or so at the big time. He, Choo, and Sizemore are all decent hitters, but the rest of the team stinks.

    • Sizemore was hurt, and didn’t hit when he DID play. I still like him, but his star is tarnished quite a bit from the “best centerfielder in baseball” tag that was applied to him just a few short years back. Santana looks like he’ll be a good one, but it is hard to tell from this amount of playing time (fewer than 200 PAs), we’ll just have to wait and see. If Sizemore is healthy and returns to form, and Santana plays all year and well, then the Indians will have the nucleus of an offense.

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