Cleveland Indians Starting Lineup 7/29/21 Indians Lineup

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Injuries helped one team finally pluck the division pennant from the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe finally battled untimely holes in their lineup that helped the Twins ascend to the top of the AL Central. Already there are health issues in Cleveland. A former Cy Young winner is no longer the ace of the staff, but the Indians have two top-10 preseason ranked hurlers at the forefront of their starting rotation. The health of one is in question and the youth of the other.

Cleveland should still have the arms to pitch well enough, but gone are those days when the Tribe's batting order made opposing pitcher's knees shake. They still have a lot of pop at the top of their order, but Cleveland has question marks at the bottom. How strong one of their former staff aces is after a battle with Leukemia will prove critical. The Indians' bullpen is a long way removed from their dominant days when they were World Series challengers. Lots of questions up on Lake Erie to begin 2020.

Updated: 28 minutes ago

Indians Starting Lineup

Z. Plesac , (R), P
1. C. Hernandez , (S), 2B
2. A. Rosario , (R), SS
3. J. Ramirez , (S), DH
4. F. Reyes , (R), RF
5. H. Ramirez , (R), LF
6. O. Mercado , (R), CF
7. Y. Chang , (R), 1B
8. A. Hedges , (R), C
9. E. Clement , (R), 3B
Pos Pitcher
P Zach Plesac Z. Plesac (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Zach Plesac Z. Plesac (R)
86
14 6-3 26.2 328 72 40 38 14 16 52 .158% .049% 1.1 .240
Pos Hitter
2B Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez (S)
SS Amed Rosario A. Rosario (R)
DH Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez (S)
RF Franmil Reyes F. Reyes (R)
LF Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez (R)
CF Oscar Mercado O. Mercado (R)
1B Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang (R)
C Austin Hedges A. Hedges (R)
3B Ernie Clement E. Clement (R)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez (S)
80
1 96 420 87 50 17 2 18 47 60 0 0 .231 .307 .431 .738
SS Amed Rosario A. Rosario (R)
66
2 92 368 90 69 12 4 5 27 45 9 0 .261 .304 .362 .667
DH Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez (S)
96
3 91 373 82 40 18 2 22 60 66 10 3 .253 .343 .525 .868
RF Franmil Reyes F. Reyes (R)
82
4 58 234 58 27 10 2 19 47 32 2 0 .269 .321 .597 .918
LF Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez (R)
61
5 67 240 59 39 13 1 6 25 25 3 0 .263 .304 .411 .715
CF Oscar Mercado O. Mercado (R)
67
6 22 63 13 8 3 1 1 4 8 3 1 .232 .317 .375 .692
1B Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang (R)
62
7 53 129 23 14 7 0 2 14 14 1 0 .187 .217 .293 .510
C Austin Hedges A. Hedges (R)
64
8 50 169 25 20 1 0 4 15 13 0 0 .161 .205 .245 .450
3B Ernie Clement E. Clement (R)
67
9 21 66 13 11 2 0 0 4 9 0 0 .224 .286 .259 .544

Most Common Indians Lineups

5 Games Game
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Eddie Rosario
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Franmil Reyes
5. Josh Naylor
6. Harold Ramirez
7. Jake Bauers
8. Amed Rosario
9. Austin Hedges
4 Games Game
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Amed Rosario
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Eddie Rosario
5. Bobby Bradley
6. Harold Ramirez
7. Josh Naylor
8. Bradley Zimmer
9. Austin Hedges
4 Games Game
1. Jordan Luplow
2. Cesar Hernandez
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Franmil Reyes
5. Eddie Rosario
6. Amed Rosario
7. Josh Naylor
8. Roberto Perez
9. Yu-Cheng Chang
3 Games Game
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Amed Rosario
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Franmil Reyes
5. Bobby Bradley
6. Harold Ramirez
7. Bradley Zimmer
8. Roberto Perez
9. Daniel Johnson
3 Games Game
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Amed Rosario
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Franmil Reyes
5. Bobby Bradley
6. Harold Ramirez
7. Roberto Perez
8. Oscar Mercado
9. Bradley Zimmer
3 Games Game
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Amed Rosario
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Eddie Rosario
5. Franmil Reyes
6. Josh Naylor
7. Jake Bauers
8. Austin Hedges
9. Andres Gimenez

2021 Recent Indians Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/27 vs STL L 2-4 Cal Quantrill C. Quantrill (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Franmil Reyes F. Reyes Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Bradley Zimmer B. Zimmer Roberto Perez R. Perez Daniel Johnson D. Johnson
7/25 vs TB W 3-2 Triston McKenzie T. McKenzie (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez Amed Rosario A. Rosario Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Oscar Mercado O. Mercado Roberto Perez R. Perez Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang Bradley Zimmer B. Zimmer Ernie Clement E. Clement
7/24 vs TB L 2-8 Jean Carlos Mejia J. C. Mejia (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Franmil Reyes F. Reyes Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Daniel Johnson D. Johnson Austin Hedges A. Hedges Bradley Zimmer B. Zimmer
7/23 vs TB L 5-10 Zach Plesac Z. Plesac (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Franmil Reyes F. Reyes Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Oscar Mercado O. Mercado Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang Austin Hedges A. Hedges Ernie Clement E. Clement
7/22 vs TB L 4-5 Cal Quantrill C. Quantrill (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Franmil Reyes F. Reyes Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Daniel Johnson D. Johnson Austin Hedges A. Hedges Oscar Mercado O. Mercado

The Indians rotation was flat out filthy yet again. They had four starters with over 200 innings pitched, and all four finished with an ERA under 3.50. There were some rumors for this offseason that Cleveland was going to shop Corey Kluber and also a few other names. At the moment this rotation is intact, but it does make us wonder what they could do over the next few months. Kluber had another Cy Young caliber season, but fell short to Blake Snell in the voting. He went 20-7 with 222 strikeouts. Kluber is a top five pitcher in baseball right now, and his pinpoint control is one of the more underrated things about him. He will look to lead the Cleveland staff again, but maybe a trade does happen at some point during the season. While Trevor Bauer may be a nut job, he put together a career year. He had 221 strikeouts in 175 innings, and sported a 2.21 ERA. Bauer was a bit of a wild card in the past, but 2018 has hyped him up to continue this type of dominance heading into the new season. Projections have him ticking downward a little bit, but not by much.

How nice it must be to have Carlos Carrasco as your number three starter. He led the team in strikeouts, and had a 3.38 ERA. Carrasco is a terrific right-handed arm, who is going to be in Cleveland for the next few seasons. There is a huge advantage for having Carrasco going up against other team’s number three starter. His above average strikeout stuff and consistency should continue in 2019. Mike Clevinger was a surprising name who made a major jump last season. He had a 3.02 ERA, and was the fourth starter to have over 200 strikeouts. Clevinger will be the fourth starter again for the Indians, and has potential to repeat 2018 type numbers. Shane Bieber rounds out the fifth starting spot, as Danny Salazar needs to get healthy and rebuild his reputation with the Indians. Bieber looked very good for being a long term option for the Indians, but he did have a glaring weakness against left-handed hitters. This was the only real knock about him, especially with his above average control.