Lonnie Chisenhall continues to disappoint for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Wednesday 4 September 2013 at 1:23 pm

24-year old lefty swinging 3B Lonnie Chisenhall continues to disappoint for the Cleveland Indians.  He has played in 82 games for the Tribe this year and he is 57 of 257 (.222 avg, .650 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 9 homers, 30 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He has now played in 191 games in his first three years with the Tribe and he is 149 of 611 (.244 avg, .688 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 21 homers, 68 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  I wouldn’t be shocked if the Indians traded Chisenhall over the winter.

Nick Swisher continues to disappoint for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 12:19 pm

32-year old switch-hitting 1B/OF Nick Swisher was signed over the winter for his bat, but he has been a huge disappointment for the Tribe so far in 2013.  He has played in 109 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 100 of 410 (.244 avg, .745 OPS) with 55 runs scored, 14 homers and 41 RBIs.  He hasn’t been much better in the second half to this point.  Swisher has played in 30 games since the All-Star Game and he is 30 for 121 (.248 avg, .732 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 5 homers and 10 RBIs.  The Indians need Swisher to pick up the pace at the plate if they are going to make the playoffs in 2013.

Asdrubal Cabrera has started his usual second half fade for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Monday 12 August 2013 at 2:44 pm

27-year old switch-hitting SS Asdrubal Cabrera has started his yearly second half slide.  Cabrera has played in 35 games since July 1st and he is 26 of 135 (.193 avg) with 15 runs scored, 3 homers, 18 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He has now played in 93 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 86 of 359 (.240 avg, .691 OPS) with 50 runs scored, 9 homers, 44 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Cabrera is like clockwork, as he almost never seems to play well after the All-Star Break.  He’s a better defensive player than Mike Aviles, but they are about equal as hitters, so don’t be surprised if the Indians deal him in the near future.

Mark Reynolds is in a very deep slump for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Wednesday 24 July 2013 at 5:01 pm

29-year old righty swinging 1B/3B/DH Mark Reynolds was the toast of the town in Cleveland in April and May, but he has been awful since June 1st for the Tribe.  Since June 1st, Reynolds has played in 40 games for the Tribe in which he is only 21 of 134 (.157 avg) with 10 runs scored, 2 homers and 6 RBIs.  He has been even worse in July, playing in 14 games so far this month in which he is 4 for 43 (.093 avg, .297 OPS) with 1 run scored, 0 homers, 1 RBI and an amazingly awful 19 strikeouts!  Reynolds has now played in 93 games overall this year for the Indians and he is 68 of 318 (.214 avg, .682 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 15 homers, 47 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Reynolds needs to step up or the Indians need to bench him, period.

Nick Swisher has looked helpless at the plate so far in June for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Friday 28 June 2013 at 1:54 pm

32-year old switch-hitting 1B/OF Nick Swisher got a big 4-year, $56 million dollar deal this winter from the Cleveland Indians.  He has played in 65 games overall this year for the Tribe and he is 55 for 240 (.229 avg, .713 OPS) with 34 runs scored, 7 homers and 25 RBIs.  Swisher has been especially awful so far in June for the Tribe.  Swisher has played in 17 games so far in June and he is 8 for 64 (.125 avg, .368 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers and 5 RBIs.  He was already whiffed 19 times so far this month, as he has been having trouble making contact at the plate.  He is almost useless to the Tribe right now, because they signed him because of his bat.  They should consider dropping him a bit in the batting order until he snaps out of his funk at the plate.

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