Cleveland Indians news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:58:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players have been getting great return lately on Kipnis ($5,500; or 11.0% of cap), especially at Progressive Field. He is hitting .421 (61-for-145) with 18 doubles, two triples, four homers, 20 RBI and a 1.169 OPS in Cleveland, and he has a 1.025 OPS against right-handed pitching. Remember that for FantasyScore going forward.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:35:40 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is showing diminished power for the second straight season, but the team is likely to stick with him rather than listen to trade offers as it is difficult to find offense. Plus, the team might be reluctant to move him since he will earn $6 million this season, and $8.25 million in 2016 with a club option of $12 million in 2017. Those salaries are considered club friendly.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,200; or 8.4% of cap) has struggled at home, posting just two of his nine homers at Progressive Field. He has hit right-handed pitchers fairly well, posting all nine of his homers, and all but three of his extra-base hits, vs. RHP.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:13:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) doesn't have much intrigue tonight while facing one of the American League's better pitchers this year. A spot at the bottom of the lineup also is a turnoff.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:57:27 -0700
Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes is out of the starting lineup Sunday, July 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. C Roberto Perez will start behind the plate and hit eighth in the order against RHP Gerrit Cole.
Fantasy Tip: Perez ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) had multiple hits in two of his last four starts, but he should be avoided with the difficult matchup against Cole.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:42:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Urshela ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is a nice low-end buy right now on FantasyScore.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:46:38 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is back in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 4, batting fifth. 1B/OF Brandon Moss, who started at first base Friday, July 3, will play right field and bat seventh, with OF David Murphy receiving the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is only batting .197 on the road this season and is just 3-for-23 over the last seven days. You can find better options at first base in FantasyScore for a comparable price.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:36:34 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Mike Aviles will start in left field and bat eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Saturday, July 4. OF Michael Brantley, who played left field Friday, July 3, will start in center field, with OF Michael Bourn getting the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Aviles' ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) .296 mark on the road this season could make him a value option at shortstop for FantasyScore owners this afternoon.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:52:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Even with a rare hitless effort, Kipnis ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) has been one of the best players in baseball for more than a month and deserves nightly consideration at FantasyScore.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:52:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Without the option to utilize a designated hitter Friday, Santana ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) receives the night off with Brandon Moss ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) filling in at first base. Santana's disappointing and career-low .211 batting average is fueled by a unsustainably low .231 BABIP, which is another career worst. Expect him to turn the corner at some point, so seasonal owners should remain patient.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:35:25 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber struck out 14 hitters in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, July 2. He went eight innings but remained winless in his last six starts since May 28. Kluber allowed four runs and seven hits and finished by striking out five of his last six hitters.
Fantasy Tip: Kluber ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) remains a dominant strikeout arm and among the talk for fantasy aces, but he just hasn't had the good fortune he did in 2014. Still, he's a very strong FantasyScore option on the days he toes the rubber.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:34:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) and his .255-3-8 line isn't an attractive buy on FantasyScore.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:20:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is a boom-or-bust play at FantasyScore that offers solid power potential but very little consistency. If you can catch him on the right night, he can be an X-factor for your lineup.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:55:40 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco (10-6) allowed one run on one hit over 8 2/3 innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, July 1, with two walks and 13 strikeouts. He carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, retiring the first 19 batters before walking OF Joey Butler. However, Carrasco kept the no-hitter until allowing a single to Butler on an 0-2 count with two outs in the ninth inning. This marked the third consecutive night the Indians have carried a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Rays and if he had been successful, it would have been the first Cleveland no-hitter since 1981.
Fantasy Tip: With the win, Carrasco ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) reached double-digit victories for the first time in his major league career. He ended up throwing a career-high 124 pitches in the game, so it will be interesting to see how he bounces back in his next scheduled start against the Houston Astros next week.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:05:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Gomes ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) in all formats Wednesday. He missed a huge chunk of the season with a knee injury, and he has struggled since returning with a .215/.232/.344 slash line. In relation to his cost, Perez ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has a respectable .779 OPS, so he is a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Wednesday.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:55:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hitting in the two-hole, Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is a worthy low-priced flier for FantasyScore players. Expect Lindor ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) to return to the lineup sooner than later. Although, his fantasy value is quite limited, as he sports a .211/.258/.281 slash line over his first 15 games.
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