This is the third part in this series, and thus far the Indians have been strongly improved over two positions. The first two positions I looked at were first base and second base, so it's time to continue across the diamond in counter-clockwise fashion and look at the shortstop position.
This is the only position which has stayed consistent over the last few years for the Indians. Asdrubal Cabrera is the only Indians hitter to be the opening day starter for this team the last three seasons.
2011 - Asdrubal Cabrera .293/.347/.489 393 PA2012 - Asdrubal Cabrera .286/.364/.467 343 PA2013 - Asdrubal Cabrera .259/.295/.375 300 PA
The drop by Asdrubal this season is frightening as he has taken a major tumble in every stat. I know he was hurt, but remember how he reported to camp in the best shape of his life; well his performance has not showed this at all. I am most scared by the drop in OBP where he took such strides in it last year but it is down 70 points this year. ...