An overview of the first base position contestants for Cleveland in 2021 + EHC dives into a podcast for deeper discussion.
Harold Ramirez and the Intersection of Tools and Ceiling
We know Harold Ramirez can fly, but that’s not why Cleveland latched onto him. They are making a bet on what would happen if his bat unlocks.
Cleveland 2021 Positional Previews: Catcher
The Cleveland catcher position was dismal in 2020. It can’t get worse in 2021, right? Right?
The Quantrill Leap Theory
Faith, pitch mix, and heat can propel Cal Quantrill to a prominent starting role in 2021. The Cleveland Pitching Factory looks to expand their footprint to another hurler.
The New York Yankees Versus Shane Bieber
The pending Cy Young winner takes on the New York Yankees on Tuesday night… Since his last date with New York, Bieber has transformed into a Tier 1 Ace.
The Opposing Starter: Cleveland’s Hapless Bats Take On Tyler Mahle
Here’s how the Cleveland Indians stack up against tonight’s Reds starter Tyler Mahle.
The Search for Diamonds in the Rough — Cleveland’s Bullpen of Misfits
Cleveland attempts to uncover diamonds in the relief market rough by honing in on distinct tools.
Let Daniel Johnson Spin
The Indians have to let Daniel Johnson display his tools in the shortened 2020 season.
The Cleveland Indians’ extended offseason
EHC’s Jim Pete and Mike Hattery discuss the Indians during the extended COVID-19 offseason, and what it could or should look like for the Indians’ system going forward in 2020, and beyond.
Why The Indians Imposed A Deadline on Offers for Francisco Lindor
The Indians are asking for final offers in the Francisco Lindor sweepstakes. On why it makes sense to push those involved to a decision point.
Making Sense of the Corey Kluber Return
The Indians landed a stud relief prospect in exchange for Corey Kluber, but why is a middling outfielder coming over as part of the deal?
On Francisco Lindor and the Weight of Carrying A Lineup
Francisco Lindor carried the weight of a weak offense in 2019 and it showed within his plate results.
Tyler Clippard’s High-Leverage Lockdown
Tyler Clippard stepped up and bridged the gap into extra innings, allowing the Indians to take Game 1 over the Twins. His takedown of Max Kepler in the 9th proved monumental.
On Bieber, Breaking Balls, and Brilliance
The All-Star Game MVP has a slider and a curve to add to his pinpoint command. Spin rate and velocity gains on the two benders have launched them into dominant repertoire pieces.
Zach Plesac Checking and Adjusting Towards Success
Zach Plesac has had success this season. For it to be sustainable, he has to make a pitch optimization leap. That leap has already started.
Adam Plutko’s Adequacy
Adam Plutko has dipped, dodged, and ducked his way through over 70 innings. His adequacy has been a surprising storyline.
Indians-Twins Series Primer
The Indians and Twins begin a key series in the quest for the AL Central. Here’s what you need to know.
Getting To Know — Logan Allen
Prospect Logan Allen was part of the Indians haul for Trevor Bauer. On the former Top 100 prospect and how he can find his ceiling in an Indians uniform.
Getting To Know — Franmil Reyes
The Indians completed a blockbuster deal with the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres. Introducing Franmil Reyes, one of the newest members of the Tribe.
Tyler Naquin Just Keeps Mashing Low Pitches
The book has been out on Tyler Naquin. Lately, pitchers have been ignoring this book and Naquin is making them pay.