BABIP and xBABIP say the Indians have been unlucky

An examination of players' batting average on balls in play (BABIP) shows that many of the unluckiest hitters in baseball so far in 2014 are Cleveland Indians.

Error! Error!


After watching error upon error, I was curious just how poor the Tribe’s defense is faring this season.

Lonnie Chisenhall deserves more opportunities

Lonnie Chisenhall has put up great numbers in somewhat limited playing time so far this season. With Jason Kipnis on the DL and many others in the lineup struggling, it's time to give Chisenhall a...

Looking for improvement from Asdrubal Cabrera


His plate discipline is better than 2013 and he is hitting into some really bad luck - maybe it is just a matter of time before Asdrubal Cabrera returns to form.

Mechanic needed (clutch not working well)


An analysis of Cleveland Indians hitting with runners in scoring position so far in 2014. Just how pathetic has the Tribe been "in the clutch?"

David Murphy: Unexpected hero


Very few Indians fans expected great things from the acquisition of David Murphy, but the right-fielder has quickly established himself as an important part of the lineup and one of the Tribe's top...

Indians (fans) own Ohio


Using the New York Times/Facebook fan percentages and multiplying them by each county's population confirms that the Indians are the most popular team in Ohio.

You can believe in Michael Brantley's new power


Four home runs in April is no joke. Four in seven games is even more impressive. But is this just a hot April for the Indians left fielder? Or the start of a career year?

Danny Salazar should be demoted


Danny Salazar has great stuff, but terrible results so far in 2014. It's time for the Cleveland Indians to send him to Triple-A Columbus to see if he can work things out there. Trevor Bauer should...

Strikeout rates can already tell us something


Strikeout rate is the first major statistic to stabilize, which means among the first statistics we can stop worrying about sample size and learn something from. What can we learn about the Indians?

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