Originally written March 10, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
My second look into the key players for the 2013 Cleveland Indians focuses on third basemen Lonnie Chisenhall. The first piece centered on Justin Masterson. Chisenhall enters 2013 as the biggest wildcard of the Indians’ position players. After a broken bone in his arm sidelined him for the majority of the 2012 season, the team is hoping that 2013 marks a breakout campaign for the former top-prospect. Long-hailed as the future of the hot corner for the Indians, the 2008 first-rounder will no longer have to fight Jack Hannahan for the position in 2013. He may sit in favor of Mike Aviles against some left-handed pitching, but all signs are pointing to Chisenhall being given something close to 500 at-bats this season.Chisenhall's importance to the Indians in 2013 is threefold. First, the Indians don’t have a suitable replacement should Chisenhall fail. While Aviles is a solid utility player, he’s not a capable starting third basemen and Columbus offers little in terms of a solutio...
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