Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/18/14
In Trend Spotting, I will be looking at current Indians performances and some of the peripheral statistics in order to see if they can provide any insight into whether good or bad performances are likely to continue. To this point in the season the Indians as a team have had a total of 977 plate appearances so our lack of sample size on each player definitely has an impact. What I am assessing will be early trends and whether a player’s production has been inflated or deflated since the beginning of the season. I have selected two players and key statistics to consider that may have influenced their production to date or that could be signals of things to come. Lonnie Chisenhall: Perhaps the only Indian so far who has drawn as much derision and concern as Chisenhall has been fellow infielder Jason Kipnis. This stems from a few different things: the first being that Mike Aviles has been productive in relatively limited time. Tthis bench, though early in the season, has been superb. T...
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