Expectations were high heading into 2013, with general manager Chris Antonetti blazing a new course with real free agent signings and manager Terry Francona at the helm. At the quarter-mark of the season, expectations remain high as Cleveland sits two games up in the division and owns the fifth best record in all of baseball.
How did the team reach that height? Well, it is once again time to rank the roster and break down each player's contribution to the team. This piece is long enough already, so let's just dive right in.
#35 Carlos Carrasco, RHP (Previous Rank: UR)
2013 Stats: 1 GS, 0-1 W-L, 4.91 SO/9, 4.91 BB/9, 17.18 ERA, 11.47 FIP, 5.96 xFIP, -0.2 fWAR, -0.3 rWAR in 3.2 IP
No matter how successful Carrasco has been at Triple-A in his first full season since Tommy John surgery, it is hard not to have a bad taste in your mouth after his ill-fated start early in the season. Carrasco has a lot of work to do to erase his hothead persona and will probably get the chance some...