Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 1/15/15
The 2014 season has been a comedown for Cleveland so far as the team has been below .500 after making the playoffs in 2013. As always there have been highs and lows for the team, but overall the team has gotten a few more negatives than positives. These rankings represent a snapshot of each player's performance to date, meaning there are some people ranked higher who will regress down as the season goes on and vice versa. Players with more playing time are typically given some preference to those with less, which is why Greg Kottaras is not #1. In-text photos from ESPN #33 Elliot Johnson, INF/OF (Previous Rank: 24) Johnson's calling card is his versatility, as he needs that defense to carry his bat. But with some issues in the field -- highlighted by two errors the day before he was designated for assignment -- and Johnson's poor hitting sealed his fate, at least for now. Johnson is currently playing in Columbus. #32 Jason Giambi, DH (Previous Rank: NR) Cleveland's player-coach only...
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