Cleveland Indians Starting Lineup 11/12/18 Indians Lineup

91-71, 1st in AL Central

Projected Proj

at HOU

8:07 pm UTC, 10/11

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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.

Updated: 9:00 am UTC, 10/9

Starting Lineup

1. F. Lindor , (S), SS
2. M. Brantley , (L), LF
3. J. Ramirez , (S), 2B
4. E. Encarnacion , (R), 1B
5. J. Donaldson , (R), 3B
6. Y. Diaz , (R), DH
7. B. Guyer , (R), RF
8. Y. Gomes , (R), C
9. J. Kipnis , (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 32 13-8 200 810 164 71 67 21 67 207 0.22% 0.08% 1.16 0.28
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 1 158 742 183 101 42 2 38 92 129 25 10 0.277 0.352 0.52 0.871
LF Michael Brantley M. Brantley (L) 92 2 143 629 176 121 36 2 17 76 89 12 3 0.309 0.364 0.47 0.832
2B Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez (S) 94 3 157 698 157 75 39 4 39 105 110 34 6 0.272 0.388 0.56 0.943
1B Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion (R) 91 4 138 578 123 74 16 1 32 107 74 3 0 0.246 0.336 0.47 0.81
3B Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson (R) 94 5 52 219 46 24 14 0 8 23 30 2 0 0.246 0.352 0.45 0.801
DH Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz (R) 85 6 39 120 34 26 5 2 1 15 15 0 0 0.312 0.375 0.42 0.797
RF Brandon Guyer B. Guyer (R) 78 7 105 220 40 22 11 0 7 27 25 1 1 0.206 0.3 0.37 0.671
C Yan Gomes Y. Gomes (R) 72 8 112 435 107 65 26 0 16 48 52 0 0 0.266 0.313 0.45 0.762
CF Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis (L) 80 9 147 600 122 75 28 1 18 75 65 7 1 0.23 0.315 0.39 0.704

2018 Recent Indians Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/8 vs HOU L 3-11 Mike Clevinger M. Clevinger (R), 5 IP, 9 SO, 1 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
10/6 @ HOU L 1-3 Carlos Carrasco C. Carrasco (R), 5.1 IP, 3 SO, 2 ER, L 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 Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis
10/5 @ HOU L 2-7 Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R), 4.2 IP, 2 SO, 4 ER, L 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 Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis
9/30 @ KC W 2-1 Carlos Carrasco C. Carrasco (R), 5 IP, 6 SO, 1 ER, W Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis Eric Haase E. Haase
9/29 @ KC L 4-9 Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R), 5 IP, 6 SO, 3 ER, ND 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 Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Jason Kipnis J. Kipnis
9/29 @ KC W 14-6 Mike Clevinger M. Clevinger (R), 6.2 IP, 5 SO, 1 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 Roberto Perez R. Perez
9/28 @ KC L 1-2 Josh Tomlin J. Tomlin (R), 4.2 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, ND Francisco Lindor F. Lindor Greg Allen G. Allen Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Brandon Guyer B. Guyer Adam Rosales A. Rosales
9/27 @ CHW W 10-2 Shane Bieber S. Bieber (R), 6 IP, 9 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 Roberto Perez R. Perez
9/25 @ CHW W 4-0 Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R), 7 IP, 11 SO, 0 ER, W Greg Allen G. Allen Yandy Diaz Y. Diaz Melky Cabrera M. Cabrera Edwin Encarnacion E. Encarnacion Yonder Alonso Y. Alonso Yan Gomes Y. Gomes Brandon Guyer B. Guyer Erik Gonzalez E. Gonzalez Adam Rosales A. Rosales
9/23 vs BOS W 4-3 Adam Plutko A. Plutko (R), 6 IP, 2 SO, 3 ER, ND 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 Roberto Perez R. Perez

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.