Cleveland Indians news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:50:16 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It's likely that the Yankees are looking for starting pitching in return for any package involving Gardner, who has seen an uptick in power over the last few seasons while experiencing a decline in the stolen base department. He hit .259 with 16 home runs, 66 RBIs and 20 steals in 151 regular-season games in 2015. His days of stealing 40+ bases appear to be over, so owners shouldn't draft Gardner next year expecting him to swipe a ton of bags regardless of where he's playing.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:50:43 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Both Carrasco and Salazar are improving young pitchers with plenty of fantasy appeal, mainly for their swing-and-miss stuff. We see it as unlikely that the Tribe would deal any of them, but they're both not likely to see their fantasy values affected all that much if they leave Cleveland.
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:39:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) could miss the start of the regular season next year after he needed surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder Monday, Nov. 9. Brantley could be ready for "game action" in five to six months. Brantley dealt with back and shoulder problems for much of the year.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that it's to Brantley's non-throwing shoulder, but the bad news is there's a good chance he won't be ready for the regular season next year. However, that'll make him a tremendous discount at the back end of fantasy drafts if you're willing to take on a little risk and stash him to open the year.
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:53:03 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Brantley put up another season with a batting average over .300 and also hit 15 home runs, drove in 84 and stole 15 bases in 137 games. However, this injury will put a damper on his 2016 season and fantasy value, as he's almost certainly to miss the start of the season unless he makes a very quick recovery. He's still worth a late-round flier in all formats, however.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:42:00 -0800
Fantasy Tip: If Raburn latches on with another team he'll likely continue to be a platoon player against left-handed pitching. He hit southpaws to the tune of a .325/.415/.589 slash line with all eight of his home runs in 2015, so he could continue to be a valuable value pick on FantasyScore if he's seeing enough playing time.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:15:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna hit .301 with three home runs and 14 RBIs after Sept. 1, following a mostly disappointing year that included a stint with Class AAA New Orleans following a prolonged slump. He will be 25 years old before the start of next season and has tremendous upside, so he may be worth the gamble as a selection during the middle rounds of deep mixed fantasy baseball drafts in 2016.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:07:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After a dismal first half, Ramirez ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is batting .259 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 158 at-bats since the All-Star break. He could be worth considering as a FantasyScore value play.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:13:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is once again pacing the American League in walks this season, which is helpful for points formats and leagues counting on-base percentage. However, his .397 slugging percentage is a major disappointment, especially after he launched 27 home runs in 2014. He is finishing strong with four home runs and 17 RBI over his past 15 games, though.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:05:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kluber's ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) results never showcased how well he pitched this season (2.97 FIP for the year), as he returned a 3.49 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and a 9.9 K/9. Perhaps, most disappointing for seasonal owners was the ace being limited to just nine wins on the campaign. Peg Kluber somewhere between his 2014 and 2015 numbers, and view him as a high-end No. 2 starter with the upside to be a fantasy ace in 2016.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:27:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lindor ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has a .308-2-6 line the last week and is midrange play on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:27:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) hasn't hit lefties particularly well this year, but he has a .320-0-2 line the last week. He's at a very good price on FantasyScore.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:45:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been boom or bust all season, and in his last nine games alone, he has three games with three or more RBI and five games without any RBI. He is a high-risk, high-reward play at FantasyScore.
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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:38:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has been performing well while playing through the pain, going 10-for-30 at the plate over the past week. That being said, the nagging injuries make him a risky play for FantasyScore this weekend.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:33:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tomlin ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) heads into the offseason on a positive note, after having his worst start of the year in his previous outing against the Royals Sept. 26. He allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his ten starts.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:39:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is out for the rest of the regular season, but as long as his recovery goes well, he should be an early-round pick in drafts next season.
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