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Indians | Danny Salazar a strikeout machine

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:01:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar has struck out seven or more hitters in 12 of his 18 starts this season, including in each of his last four starts. He is 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA and a .223 opponents' average on the road this season.

Fantasy Tip: The matchup against the Oakland Athletics tonight on FantasyScore is a good one for Salazar ($7,400, 14.8% of cap), who is striking out 10.7 hitters per nine innings. He should definitely be in consideration as one of your two starting pitchers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Trevor Hass


Indians | Carlos Carrasco throws a gem

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:17:03 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco threw a complete-game victory over the Oakland Athletics Thursday, July 30, striking out seven while allowing two hits, a run and a walk in 103 pitches. It was the third straight complete game for the Indians rotation for the first time since 1994. Carrasco is 11-8 with a 4.03 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 27 walks in 127 1/3 innings this year.

Fantasy Tip: Carrasco's ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) ERA doesn't reflect just how dominant he can be at times, and he's striking out 9.9 hitters per nine innings. He'll continue to be a strong play with the right matchups on FantasyScore, but if he's traded at the deadline, his fantasy value could even be on the rise.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jordan Bastian


Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall recalled, starts at DH

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:08:24 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was recalled Thursday, July 30, and is in the lineup batting sixth as the club's designated hitter against Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt.

Fantasy Tip: With Brandon Moss and David Murphy being dealt away, Chisenhall, a former highly-regarded prospect, will have yet another opportunity to earn playing time with the Indians. His line currently sits at .209/.241/.345 with just four home runs and 19 RBI in 52 games. Chisenhall should not be deployed in any lineups at the moment, but it wouldn't hurt to track his progress.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall called up

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:12:24 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was called up from Class AAA Columbus Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall won't be on many fantasy owners' radars after a disappointing stint with the Tribe earlier this year, but he was hitting .280 (44-for-157) with three home runs and 21 RBI in the minors, and he figures to see decent playing time with Brandon Moss no longer in town. Plus, he could also add multi-position eligibility if he plays enough in the outfield or at first base. Owners in deeper leagues should take notice. Take a wait-and-see approach with him as a sleeper pick on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Paul Hoynes


Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall likely coming up

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:23:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall is "likely" to be activated to take the roster spot of OF Brandon Moss, who was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Chisenhall can play the corner outfield spots and first base.

Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall was a disappointment for the Tribe this year, hitting only .209 (37-for-177) with four home runs and 19 RBI, but a new opportunity for playing time could make him valuable, at least in AL-only leagues. Gaining multi-positional eligibility would make him slightly more attractive.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jordan Bastian


Indians | Brandon Moss dealt to STL

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:05:26 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Brandon Moss was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for P Rob Kaminsky Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan Raburn ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) could fill in right field, or they could turn to Tyler Holt, who picked up his first major league hit last night. Neither are good options on FantasyScore for now but keep an eye on the opening.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Bernie Miklasz


Indians | Michael Brantley picking up pace

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:15:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Wednesday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Dr. Smooth ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has picked up two or more hits in six of the past 17 games, hitting safely in 14 games during the stretch. More importantly for FantasyScore players he has five doubles, four home runs and 13 RBIs over the past 15 games.

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Indians | Yan Gomes drives in three runs

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:15:11 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals, finishing with a total of three RBIs.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has started to pick it up offensively, going 8-for-27 (.296) over the past eight games, raising his average from .218 to .230 just since July 18. He has eight RBIs over the past nine games, making him a somewhat attractive and cheap play in FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Indians | Giovanny Urshela working on streak

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:14:33 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Giovanny Urshela had a pair of hits, including a solo home run, Wednesday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Urshela ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has hit safely in eight straight games, and he has four extra-base hits during the span. At this price level he is worth a look in FantasyScore, especially if you want to load up on pitching or other batter spots.

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Indians | Four-hit game for Michael Bourn

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:14:03 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn had a double and three singles in five trips to the plate Wednesday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals, scoring a pair of runs.

Fantasy Tip: It hasn't been the most productive season for Bourn ($2,800, 5.6% of cap), but he has shown some signs of life lately. Since July 18 he is 11-for-26 (.423), raising his average from .222 to .242. FantasyScore players might find him to be a decent bargain, just don't expect much in the way of power.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Indians | Career high for Francisco Lindor

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:13:05 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run Wednesday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals, finishing with a career-high four RBIs.

Fantasy Tip: The switch-hitting rookie Lindor ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) entered the month with just one homer, but he has two in the past three days for a total of seven RBIs. However, all but one of his season's homers have come at home, and the Indians hit the road for a six-game trip, so FantasyScore players might want to hold off on using him until the team returns to C-Town.

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Indians | Jason Kipnis stays hot at home

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:11:07 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI Wednesday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals. It was his third three-hit game of the three-game series.

Fantasy Tip: Kipnis ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) is hitting a robust .376 at home this season, posting 20 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 23 RBI with an OPS well over 1.000. Unfortunately, the Indians hit the road for six games, but he is still hitting a respectable .291 with a .749 OPS on the road. FantasyScore owners have been loving him lately.

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Indians | Corey Kluber goes the distance

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:09:17 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber allowed just one earned run with five hits and one walk while striking out six in a complete game win against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, July 29. It was his second complete game of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Kluber ($8,800, 17.6% of cap) was 0-3 against the Royals this season, so his performance was a bit of a surprise for FantasyScore players. He has lasted at least 6 2/3 innings in eight straight outings, and he has at least five strikeouts in all of those performances. Win or lose, he continues to produce defense stat lines.

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Indians | Nick Swisher continues rehab

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:08:44 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Nick Swisher (knee) will continue his minor-league rehab assignment during the big club's six-game road trip. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 14.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher is too brittle to rely upon in FantasyScore these days. If and when he does return, if he can play at least five games in a row without any setbacks, then you can trust him again.

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Indians | CLE interested in Carlos Gomez

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:28:31 -0700

The Cleveland Indians appear to have strong interest in trading for Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez.

Fantasy Tip: Unlike several of the other teams that have expressed interest in Gomez ($5,400, 10.8% of cap), the Indians are not in playoff contention, so a potential acquisition would be made with next season in mind. Gomez is in the third year of a four-year deal worth $28.3 million. Entering play Wednesday, July 29, he was hitting .266 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs through 73 games.

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Cleveland Indians Player News

Adams Austin RP
Aguilar Jesus 1B
Aiken Brady P
Alcombrack Robert C
Alfaro Jason INF
Allen Cody RP
Almonte Abraham OF
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody P
Anderson Cody SP
Andrade Brett P
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Aquino Jayson P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Aviles Mike SS
Baker Dylan P
Banwart Travis SP
Bauer Trevor SP
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Bourn Michael OF
Brandenburg Adam P
Brantley Michael OF
Branyan Russell 1B
Brech Alan P
Brettl Jimmy P
Brown Matt OF
Brown Mitch P
Bryson Rob P
Bunkelman Cody P
Bunton Nathan P
Burns Edwin P
Buscher Brian 3B
Butia Michael OF
Buzachero Bubbie P
Cabral Noel P
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Carlin Brett P
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Chang Yu-Cheng P
Chauncey Clint C
Chavez Jose SS
Chen Chun-Hsiu C
Chiang Shao-Ching P
Childs Dwight C
Chisenhall Lonnie 3B
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Crockett Kyle P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davis Adam INF
DeGeorge Dan INF
Delage William P
Denham Jason OF
Deters James P
Dischler Tony P
Dixon Kevin P
Douglass Sean SP
Drennen John OF
Dunatov Jordan P
Durrington Trent INF
Edmundson Kelly C
Eisenberg Michael P
Evans Kyle P
Fairchild Richard P
Fedroff Tim OF
Fields Aaron INF
Finegan Brian INF
Finocchi Michael P
Flores Osiel C
Floyd Gavin SP
Foley Travis P
Fonseca Guido P
Fontanez Kevin INF
Fornasiere Matt INF
Frawley Casey INF
Frazier Clint OF
Frega Daniel P
Gallas Anthony OF
Gil Jerry P
Goleski Ryan OF
Gomes Yan C
Gonzalez Erik 3B
Graham Connor P
Grening Brian P
Grube Jarrett SP
Haad Yamid C
Haase Eric C
Hagadone Nick RP
Haley Trey P
Halverson Brady P
Hankins Todd INF
Harper Kyle P
Harris Jeff P
Harris Joshua P
Hayes Brett C
Head Jerad OF
Head Louis P
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Luis 2B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
Holt Tyler OF
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Ison Bobby OF
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Jeff P
Jones Hunter SS
Juhl Brian C
Kaminsky Rob P
King Daryl OF
Kinning Brett INF
Kipnis Jason 2B
Kluber Corey SP
Knippschild Charles P
Kobayashi Kota P
Lacy Adam C
Landis Kyle P
Lara Juan P
LaRocca Greg 3B
Larrison Preston P
Lavisky Alex C
Lawson Matt 2B
Lebron Willy P
Lee C.C. RP
Linares Leandro P
Lincoln Roger P
Lindor Francisco SS
Loberg Matthew P
Loop Derrick P
Lowery Jake C
Lubrano Paul P
Luderer Brian C
Lunette Andy 2B
Lytle Andrew SS
Mackowiak Rob OF
Magee Wendell OF
Mahalic Joey P
Manship Jeff RP
Marceau Pierre-Luc P
Marcum Shaun SP
Marmol Carlos RP
Maronde Nick RP
Martinez Michael 2B
Mastny Tom RP
McAllister Zach SP
McClure D'Vone OF
McGuire Mike P
Mead Kaimi P
Merrell Cody 3B
Miller Adam RP
Miltenberger Daniel P
Molleken Dustin P
Moncrief Carlos P
Montero Lucas OF
Moore Adam C
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Mouton Lyle OF
Murata Toru P
Naquin Tyler OF
Nash Chris INF
Neal Blaine RP
Newson Randy P
Niesel Chris P
Nixon Robert P
Nottingham Shawn P
Ortega Jose SS
Osborn Pat 3B
Packer Matt SP
Padron Raul C
Palincsar Tim OF
Paredes Edward P
Pasquale Nicholas P
Paulino Dorssys SS
Pekarek Justin P
Pennington Todd P
Perez Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
Peterson Derrick INF
Petrucci Nicholas 3B
Popham Marty P
Pote Lou P
Price Bryan C. RP
Pry Jeffrey P
Raburn Ryan OF
Radeke Mason P
Ramirez Jose 2B
Ramsey James OF
Ray Kenny P
Rayborn Kenny P
Realini Dustin 3B
Recknagel Nate 1B
Reyes Argenis 2B
Rieck Garret P
Roberts Josh C
Roberts Will SP
Robinson Matt P
Roddy Dustin P
Rodriguez Jason INF
Roehl Scott P
Rohlinger Ryan 3B
Rojas Carlos SS
Romero J.C. RP
Rosario Gregorio P
Roth Michael SP
Ruiz Brian OF
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Sands Jerry OF
Santana Carlos 1B
Santos Angel INF
Schau Adrian P
Serna Casey INF
Sever Joseph INF
Shaw Bryan RP
Sheffield Justus P
Shive Andrew P
Simpson Brock OF
Sisco Jake P
Slocum Brian P
Smit Jason INF
Smith Jordan OF
Smith Kyle X. INF
Smith Steven P
Soto Giovanni P
Sowers Jeremy SP
Stamets Eric SS
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Swarzak Anthony RP
Swisher Nick 1B
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh RP
Tseng Sung-Wei P
Tsuchida Takuya OF
Turek Travis P
Urshela Giovanny 3B
Valdez Juan OF
Valencia Victor C
von Schamann Duke P
Wallace Chris C
Walters Zach SS
Washington LeVon OF
Weathers Casey P
Webb Ryan RP
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Wolters Tony C
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zerbe Chad RP
Zimmer Bradley OF

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
Atkins Ross TO
Belcher Tim TO
Bere Jason PC
Callaway Mickey PC
Chernoff Mike TO
Erickson Scott TO
Everett Adam TO
Francona Terry MAN
Fryman Travis TO
Gillispie Paul TO
Hargrove Mike TO
Hawkins Carter TO
Karsay Steve TO
Miller Dave TO
Mills Bradley TO
Nagy Charles TO
Niebla Ruben PC
Quatraro Matt TO
Rodriguez Edwin TO
Sarbaugh Mike TO
Shapiro Mark TO
Tolman Tim TO
Van Burkleo Ty TO
Wiedenbauer Tom TO

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