Cleveland Indians Starting Lineup 10/15/21 Indians Lineup

80-82, 2nd in AL Central

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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: 2 hours ago

Indians Starting Lineup

S. Bieber , (R), P
1. M. Straw , (R), CF
2. B. Zimmer , (L), RF
3. J. Ramirez , (S), 3B
4. H. Ramirez , (R), DH
5. Y. Chang , (R), SS
6. B. Bradley , (L), 1B
7. R. Perez , (R), C
8. O. Miller , (R), 2B
9. O. Mercado , (R), LF
Pos Pitcher
P Shane Bieber S. Bieber (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Shane Bieber S. Bieber (R)
90
15 7-4 31 392 80 35 33 11 33 133 .650% .084% 1.21 .327
Pos Hitter
CF Myles Straw M. Straw (R)
RF Bradley Zimmer B. Zimmer (L)
3B Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez (S)
DH Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez (R)
SS Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang (R)
1B Bobby Bradley B. Bradley (L)
C Roberto Perez R. Perez (R)
2B Owen Miller O. Miller (R)
LF Oscar Mercado O. Mercado (R)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Myles Straw M. Straw (R)
76
1 98 370 85 69 13 1 2 34 44 17 5 .262 .339 .326 .665
RF Bradley Zimmer B. Zimmer (L)
76
2 95 331 64 47 8 1 8 31 42 13 3 .225 .329 .345 .674
3B Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez (S)
92
3 148 617 142 71 31 4 36 100 108 26 3 .266 .357 .541 .898
DH Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez (R)
77
4 96 348 87 58 21 1 7 38 33 3 1 .267 .305 .402 .706
SS Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang (R)
75
5 86 240 53 28 14 3 8 37 30 1 0 .232 .267 .425 .692
1B Bobby Bradley B. Bradley (L)
82
6 71 267 49 24 10 0 15 40 35 0 0 .210 .300 .446 .746
C Roberto Perez R. Perez (R)
68
7 42 155 21 11 3 0 7 17 12 1 0 .156 .255 .333 .588
2B Owen Miller O. Miller (R)
66
8 59 198 38 26 8 0 4 18 17 2 0 .203 .242 .310 .553
LF Oscar Mercado O. Mercado (R)
75
9 68 224 44 28 9 1 6 17 25 6 1 .218 .295 .361 .656

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. Myles Straw
2. Amed Rosario
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Franmil Reyes
5. Harold Ramirez
6. Yu-Cheng Chang
7. Owen Miller
8. Austin Hedges
9. Oscar Mercado
3 Games Game
1. Myles Straw
2. Amed Rosario
3. Jose Ramirez
4. Franmil Reyes
5. Bobby Bradley
6. Harold Ramirez
7. Bradley Zimmer
8. Austin Hedges
9. Andres Gimenez
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

2021 Recent Indians Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 @ KC L 5-10 Daniel Lynch D. Lynch (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Myles Straw M. Straw Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Franmil Reyes F. Reyes Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang Owen Miller O. Miller Austin Hedges A. Hedges Oscar Mercado O. Mercado
9/29 @ KC L 4-6 Brady Singer B. Singer (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Myles Straw M. Straw Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang Owen Miller O. Miller Roberto Perez R. Perez Oscar Mercado O. Mercado
9/26 vs CHW L 2-5 Triston McKenzie T. McKenzie (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Myles Straw M. Straw Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Yu-Cheng Chang Y. Chang Owen Miller O. Miller Roberto Perez R. Perez Oscar Mercado O. Mercado
9/25 vs CHW L 0-0 Eli Morgan E. Morgan (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Myles Straw M. Straw Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Franmil Reyes F. Reyes Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Bradley Zimmer B. Zimmer Austin Hedges A. Hedges Andres Gimenez A. Gimenez
9/24 vs CHW L 0-0 Shane Bieber S. Bieber (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Bradley Zimmer B. Zimmer Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jose Ramirez J. Ramirez Franmil Reyes F. Reyes Bobby Bradley B. Bradley Harold Ramirez H. Ramirez Owen Miller O. Miller Roberto Perez R. Perez 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.