Found March 17, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:
Don’t look now, but the Cleveland Indians have quietly put together what could be a pretty formidable lineup.  Carlos Santana is back for his third full season as the Indian’s primary backstop, and he brings a career wRC+ of 124 with him.  For some perspective, the average major league catcher last season posted a wRC+ of only 95.  First base will likely be occupied most often by free agent acquisition Nick Swisher, who signed a four year, $56 million contract this winter.  Swisher, who will also see time in the outfield, hasn’t recorded a wOBA lower than .360 since his lone season with the White Sox in 2008.  The keystone will once again be manned by Jason Kipnis, who combines solid power, decent walk rates, and the ability to steal 30 bases a season.  Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is pretty terrible in the field, but he more than makes up for it at the plate.  His .153 ISO last season ranked second among American League shortstops, trailing only Ben Zobrist who spent only 47 games at...
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