The Indians currently have a problem with perception. They have started well and are in contention, but there are still too many fans believing this is the same old story. This is the third straight year that the Indians have been in the race in July, and the question remains: will they collapse this year as well?
The fans are still not rushing out to support this team as the Indians currently have the 4th worst average attendance in all of baseball. This is in spite of an offseason which saw the Indians be one of the busiest and biggest spenders in all of baseball.
I hear and read a lot of arguments about if this Indians team is just another hot starter or is this the year the team will fight to the end. The only way I thought to show this was to look at each position by using a few stats and see how the numbers stack up.
This leads to the question of what stats to use. Since we will start with position players there were three stats that came to mind. I will look at WAR, wRC+, and...