Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 12/9/13
After having typically appeared in the entirely venerable pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections were released at FanGraphs last year. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Cleveland Indians. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Boston / Philadelphia / St. Louis. Batters Just as was the case in 2013, Cleveland is likely to enter 2014 with a number of useful players rotating between multiple positions. Carlos Santana, for example, will very probably make starts at catcher, first base, and DH — even moreso at the latter two positions if Yan Gomes is able to approximate his 2013 campaign. Nick Swisher, as he did this past season, will likely record starts at first and right and DH. Mike Aviles — again, despite not having a starting position, per se — is a candidate to make a number of appearances defensively at third and short. As for right-handed-batting Ryan Raburn and Drew Stubbs,
PLAYERS: Carlos SantanaYan GomesNick SwisherMike AvilesRyan RaburnDrew StubbsUbaldo JimenezScott KazmirCorey KluberDanny SalazarTerry FranconaJustin MastersonChris PerezJason GiambiFrancisco LindorJose RamirezJason KipnisMichael BournAsdrubal CabreraLonnie ChisenhallMichael BrantleyDavid MurphyEzequiel CarreraRonny RodriguezNate SpearsKelly ShoppachCedric HunterTyler NaquinMatt LaPortaTim FedroffRyan RohlingerJeremy HermidaJason KubelErik GonzalezLuis HernandezOmir SantosJesus AguilarDorssys PaulinoMatt CarsonChun-Hsiu ChenCarlos MoncriefRay DurhamMark TeixeiraKhalil GreeneKevin KouzmanoffOmar InfanteJustin RuggianoTrace CoquilletteChris WidgerHarmon KillebrewDamon MinorDiory HernandezChad MottolaZach McAllisterCody AllenBryan ShawVinnie PestanoJosh TomlinChen-Chang LeeRich HillMatt AlbersMarc RzepczynskiAustin AdamsTrey HaleyBlake WoodMatt CappsClay RapadaJC RomeroGiovanni SotoBrett MyersChris JakubauskasNick HagadoneCarlos CarrascoPreston GuilmetT.J. HouseScott BarnesBryan PriceFrank HerrmannBoof BonserJerry GilJ.C. RamirezTrevor BauerJoe MartinezTyler Cloyd
TEAMS: Cleveland IndiansOakland AthleticsNew York YankeesMiami MarlinsDetroit TigersHouston AstrosLos Angeles Angels
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