Cleveland Indians Starting Lineup 2018 Indians Lineup

54-44, 2nd in AL Central

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The Indians have established himself as one of the better teams in the American League. Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez both are huge power bats from the left side of the email. Lindor is a switch hitting leadoff shortstop option, and has power from both sides of the plate. Ramirez has turned himself into one of the better hitters in baseball, and was a sneaky find by Cleveland. When Michael Brantley is healthy, he is a solid outfield option. Brantley is a contact bat, but has shown some power in 2018. Cleveland is lucky enough to boast two strong first baseman, as Edwin Encarnacion and Yonder Alonso command those roles.

Starting Lineup

1. F. Lindor (S), SS
2. M. Brantley (L), LF
3. J. Ramirez (S), 3B
4. Y. Alonso (L), 1B
5. M. Cabrera (S), RF
6. Y. Diaz (R), DH
7. J. Kipnis (L), 2B
8. Y. Gomes (R), C
9. T. Naquin (L), CF
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Mike Clevinger M. Clevinger (R) 74 19 7-5 122 499 111 49 47 10 40 118 0.22% 0.08% 1.24 0.308
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SS Francisco Lindor F. Lindor (S) 93 1 96 450 116 59 32 0 25 63 86 15 3 0.293 0.371 0.56 0.934
LF Michael Brantley M. Brantley (L) 92 2 86 382 106 68 25 1 12 57 57 6 3 0.303 0.351 0.48 0.834
3B Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez (S) 94 3 96 429 112 52 27 3 30 72 70 20 3 0.304 0.401 0.64 1.04
1B Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso (L) 88 4 87 343 80 51 14 0 15 56 41 0 0 0.261 0.329 0.45 0.782
RF Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera (S) 82 5 18 71 15 8 7 0 0 11 8 0 0 0.238 0.268 0.35 0.617
DH Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz (R) 85 6 2 7 5 4 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0.714 0.714 1.00 1.714
2B Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis (L) 80 7 89 379 74 46 18 0 10 42 40 4 1 0.221 0.309 0.36 0.673
C Yan Gomes Y. Gomes (R) 72 8 71 278 62 35 17 0 10 33 36 0 0 0.245 0.306 0.43 0.737
CF Tyler Naquin T. Naquin (L) 81 9 57 170 44 34 7 0 3 23 21 1 1 0.273 0.306 0.37 0.679

2018 Recent Indians Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/22 @ TEX L 0-5 Mike Clevinger (R), 6.2 IP, 7 SO, 2 ER, L Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Yonder Alonso Melky Cabrera Yandy Diaz Jason Kipnis Yan Gomes Tyler Naquin
7/22 @ TEX W 16-3 Carlos Carrasco (R), 6.2 IP, 8 SO, 2 ER, W Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Jason Kipnis Melky Cabrera Yan Gomes Tyler Naquin
7/21 @ TEX W 9-8 Trevor Bauer (R), 4 IP, 7 SO, 4 ER, ND Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Brandon Guyer Yandy Diaz Jason Kipnis Roberto Perez Rajai Davis
7/15 vs NYY W 5-2 Trevor Bauer (R), 7 IP, 7 SO, 2 ER, ND Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Jason Kipnis Roberto Perez Tyler Naquin Greg Allen
7/14 vs NYY L 4-5 Mike Clevinger (R), 6 IP, 8 SO, 4 ER, L Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Brandon Guyer Francisco Mejia Yan Gomes Rajai Davis Erik Gonzalez
7/13 vs NYY W 6-5 Shane Bieber (R), 7 IP, 6 SO, 3 ER, W Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Jason Kipnis Tyler Naquin Yan Gomes Greg Allen
7/12 vs NYY L 4-7 Corey Kluber (R), 7.1 IP, 9 SO, 6 ER, L Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Jason Kipnis Tyler Naquin Yan Gomes Greg Allen
7/11 vs CIN W 19-4 Carlos Carrasco (R), 5 IP, 7 SO, 1 ER, W Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Jason Kipnis Yan Gomes Tyler Naquin Greg Allen
7/10 vs CIN L 4-7 Trevor Bauer (R), 8 IP, 12 SO, 0 ER, ND Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Jason Kipnis Tyler Naquin Roberto Perez Greg Allen
7/9 vs CIN L 5-7 Mike Clevinger (R), 6 IP, 11 SO, 5 ER, L Francisco Lindor Michael Brantley Jose Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Jason Kipnis Yan Gomes Tyler Naquin Greg Allen

Analysis

Encarnacion might be shadowed by some other first baseman for his usual price tag, but Alonso has been a value bat from the left side. You will often bats like Brandon Guyer and Rajai Davis have been platoon bats against left-handed pitching, but Davis has been rather lackluster at the plate. Guyer has been the guy to play against lefties, who actually produces at the plate. Greg Allen and Tyler Naquin have been filling in most of this season from the left side of the plate, mainly because Lonnie Chisenhall continues to find himself on the DL. Neither have much fantasy upside, but when Chisenhall is in the lineup he offers up plenty of value. Jason Kipnis continues his on and off seasons, and this is a down one. He continues to get everyday playing time, but has not shown much. Yan Gomes has been excellent against left-handed pitching, and is their everyday catcher. Against right-handers, Gomes is more of a boom-or-bust option. You will usually find the Indians atop of the implied totals board, and with this lineup it is easy to understand why.