Cleveland Indians news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:31:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) isn't going to win a batting title any time soon, but seven of his nine hits this season have been for extra bases, including three homers. He is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore, and he should be exclusively used against right-handed starters.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:19:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brantley's ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) average in on the rise, but he still has just two extra-base hits on the year. The back injury that kept him sidelined earlier the year could be sapping his power a bit, and he is still a bit overpriced at FantasyScore for his current level of production.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:09:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In two starts since joining the rotation, Salazar has piled up 21 strikeouts while posting a 2.08 ERA. Check to see if he is available on the waiver wire in seasonal formats, and check out his price tag at FantasyScore when he is added to the player pool. His strikeout potential gives him intriguing upside.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:47:01 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF/1B Nick Swisher (knee) will play with Triple-A Columbus Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, according to manager Terry Francona. Francona added Swisher will join the team Monday, April 27, to work out and discuss the next steps in his path to rejoining the team.
Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has a lot to overcome before he is anything more than an AL-only option. There isn't a clear path to everyday at-bats, and he is returning from two knee surgeries at 34. Plus, he posted career-low numbers in 2014. At this point, it is advised to take a wait-and-see approach with 'Swish' in all formats.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:49:35 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen received a vote of confidence from manager Terry Francona Tuesday, April 21. "Cody is about as trustworthy and dependable as anyone we have," said Francona. "Monday night wasn't a lot of fun, but if there's anybody we believe in, he's right at the top of the list."
Fantasy Tip: Allen rewarded his managers endorsement with a three-strikeout save Tuesday. Until he is removed from the role, which seems unlikely at this point, Allen should be viewed as a mid-tier save candidate. He has an 11.7 K/9 over the past three seasons, too.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:52:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bryan Shaw could pick up the save chance after Cody Allen threw 48 pitches the last two days. If you have daily waivers, he's worth consideration for a speculative pickup today.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:27:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) won't be worth your time initially at FantasyScore, and the Indians could ease him back into the lineup. The fact that he's a switch hitter will make him more valuable for daily users, and it'll hurt the values of outfielders David Murphy, Ryan Raburn and Jerry Sands. Swisher isn't of much use to owners in leagues other than AL-only formats.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:36:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco had his start pushed back a day, but is expected to be just fine. However, FantasyScore owners might want to avoid him at $6,900 (or 13.8% of cap), especially since he is facing the same team which hit him and he might be a little gun shy.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:36:20 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer allowed just four hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings Monday, April 20, against the Chicago White Sox but ended up with a no-decision after CL Cody Allen blew his first save.
Fantasy Tip: Bauer has a miniscule 0.95 ERA through three outings while posting six or more innings and recording seven or more strikeouts in each start. At just $3,900 (or 7.8% of cap) he is a fantastic FantasyScore bargain while running hot.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:45:42 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Brandon Moss is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP John Danks Monday, April 20. OF Jerry Sands is starting in right field and hitting sixth in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Sands ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has filled in nicely for the Tribe in the early going, hitting .389 (7-for-18) with four RBI. He hits particularly well against left-handers in his career, too, going 32-for-103 (.311) with four of his five career major league homers. Consider him a sneaky sleeper pick at FantasyScore this evening against the struggling Danks.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:42:38 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 20. SS Mike Aviles is starting in center field and hitting second in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP John Danks. 2B Jason Kipnis moves up to the leadoff spot Monday as a result.
Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), who has one home run in 22 at-bats to begin the year, becomes an attractive FantasyScore option at shortstop in order to save money for the rest of your lineup. Danks has struggled in the early going in 2015, and the southpaw allowed righties to hit .275 with 22 of his 25 home runs allowed in 2014.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:40:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Swisher is a FantasyScore afterthought until he returns and strings together a few solid games. He doesn't deserve attention in the majority of seasonal leagues, either.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:30:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Salazar was straight up filthy with a 98 mph fastball and a changeup that fell off the table. He's a definite target on FantasyScore if he sticks in the rotation.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:05:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) dodged a bullet in his last outing, and he's scheduled to make his next start Monday against the Chicago White Sox on the road. Carrasco looked great in his first outing of the year and should be good to go for a FantasyScore lineup spot against the struggling White Sox.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:22:20 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar's start Saturday, April 18, will not be a spot start, according to manager Terry Francona. The team feels that SP Zach McAllister can be a "weapon" out of the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Salazar is a very attractive cheap FantasyScore option tomorrow against the offensively-challenged Minnesota Twins. Strongly consider him. McAllister can now be ditched in AL-only leagues, while Salazar will be a popular addition in single-universe and deep mixed leagues this weekend.
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