Cleveland Indians Starting Lineup 9/19/18 Indians Lineup

84-66, 1st in AL Central

Projected Proj

vs CHW

11:10 pm UTC, 9/19

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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.

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Starting Lineup

C. Kluber , (R), SP
1. F. Lindor , (S), SS
2. M. Brantley , (L), LF
3. J. Ramirez , (S), 2B
4. Y. Diaz , (R), DH
5. J. Donaldson , (R), 3B
6. M. Cabrera , (S), RF
7. Y. Alonso , (L), 1B
8. Y. Gomes , (R), C
9. J. Kipnis , (L), CF
Pos Pitcher
SP Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R) 97 30 18-7 195 758 160 69 63 23 29 194 0.27% 0.03% 0.97 0.27
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 1 146 682 172 95 41 1 35 86 120 23 8 0.282 0.355 0.53 0.88
LF Michael Brantley M. Brantley (L) 92 2 132 579 161 108 35 2 16 73 82 10 3 0.307 0.363 0.47 0.835
2B Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez (S) 94 3 145 642 151 73 36 4 38 101 101 32 6 0.282 0.396 0.58 0.974
DH Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz (R) 85 4 27 91 25 19 3 2 1 13 12 0 0 0.291 0.33 0.41 0.737
3B Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson (R) 94 5 40 172 34 17 11 0 6 17 23 2 0 0.227 0.32 0.42 0.74
RF Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera (S) 82 6 66 235 58 39 13 0 6 34 25 1 0 0.276 0.332 0.42 0.756
1B Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso (L) 88 7 134 532 116 75 18 0 23 79 62 0 0 0.242 0.306 0.42 0.729
C Yan Gomes Y. Gomes (R) 72 8 104 404 97 61 22 0 14 43 48 0 0 0.259 0.307 0.43 0.737
CF Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis (L) 80 9 136 560 112 70 26 1 15 67 60 7 1 0.228 0.316 0.38 0.692

2018 Recent Indians Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/18 vs CHW W 5-3 Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R), 8 IP, 11 SO, 3 ER, W Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis
9/16 vs DET L 4-6 Shane Bieber S. Bieber (R), 6 IP, 4 SO, 5 ER, L Rajai Davis R. Davis Greg Allen G. Allen Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Brandon Guyer B. Guyer Brandon Barnes B. Barnes Eric Haase E. Haase Erik Gonzalez E. Gonzalez Adam Rosales A. Rosales
9/15 vs DET W 15-0 Mike Clevinger M. Clevinger (R), 6 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, W Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis Roberto Perez R. Perez
9/14 vs DET L 4-5 Josh Tomlin J. Tomlin (R), 4 IP, 2 SO, 2 ER, ND Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Brandon Guyer B. Guyer Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis
9/12 @ TB L 1-3 Carlos Carrasco C. Carrasco (R), 7 IP, 5 SO, 3 ER, L Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Brandon Guyer B. Guyer Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Rajai Davis R. Davis Roberto Perez R. Perez Erik Gonzalez E. Gonzalez
9/11 @ TB W 2-0 Shane Bieber S. Bieber (R), 6.2 IP, 11 SO, 0 ER, W Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis Yan Gomes Y. Gomes
9/10 @ TB L 5-6 Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R), 1.2 IP, 4 SO, 4 ER, ND Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Greg Allen G. Allen
9/9 @ TOR L 2-6 Mike Clevinger M. Clevinger (R), 6 IP, 9 SO, 3 ER, L Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Brandon Guyer B. Guyer Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Brandon Barnes B. Barnes Erik Gonzalez E. Gonzalez
9/8 @ TOR W 9-8 Adam Plutko A. Plutko (R), 4.2 IP, 4 SO, 5 ER, ND Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis Roberto Perez R. Perez Greg Allen G. Allen
9/7 @ TOR L 2-3 Carlos Carrasco C. Carrasco (R), 8 IP, 14 SO, 1 ER, ND Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso Brandon Guyer B. Guyer Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Greg Allen G. Allen Rajai Davis R. Davis

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.