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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||14.00||.273||54.00||56.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||15||4||0|| .313|| .333|| .267|
|vs Cobb (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||366||100||12|| .337|| .440|| .273|
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, 3B OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
|12/26/2014||Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE||Jarred Cosart, SP MIA|
|12/23/2014||Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE||CC Sabathia, SP NYY|
|Last 10 Games|
Indians' Antonetti: 2015 could be a really good year for Chisenhall
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/11/15) The Indians have raved about the strides third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall has made in the offseason following an inconsistent campaign in 2014, per MLB.com. They hope the improvements don't stop once spring training begins.
"I think one of Lonnie's personal goals next year is to be more consistent from Day 1 through the end of the season," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. "But, you really can't script how a season is going to unfold. I think what we look at is, on balance, Lonnie had a very productive season when you look at the totality of his contributions."
Chisenhall got off to a hot start last season, batting .393 with seven home runs, 17 doubles and 32 RBI in his first 53 games (44 starts). Unfortunately, he hit just .219 with six home runs, 12 doubles and 27 RBI over his final 89 games.
A major reason for Chisenhall's decline was his success against left-handed pitchers once he became the team's regular third baseman. Prior to June 12, Chisenhall only saw left-handed pitching in 16 percent (31 out of 189) of his plate appearances, and hit .500 in those plate appearances. After June 11, Chisenhall faced lefties in 26 percent (90 out of 344) of his plate appearances and hit .222 (.564 OPS) in those at-bats.
"Lonnie worked incredibly hard at that and made great progress," Antonetti said. "So we're really excited to see how that continues, because he's such a young player. If he continues the same path he's on, next year could be a really good year for him."
Indians 3B Giovanny Urshela expected to be ready for spring training
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/28/15) Indians third base prospect Giovanny Urshela, who sprained a knee ligament in a Venezuelan winter league game in November, should be ready for spring training, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Urshela, 23, is considered the most skilled defensive third baseman in the organization.
He likely will begin the season at Triple-A Columbus, but "could get a look" if Lonnie Chisenhall falters, the paper said.
Indians' Francona believes Lonnie Chisenhall can be good defender
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/20/15) Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday he thinks third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall can be a good defender this season.
"He has good reactions, a good body and plenty of arm," Francona said. "He also has a knack for making some untimely errors, a lot of time that's part of the maturation process."
Chisenhall committed 18 errors in 114 games in 2014. he also hit .280 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI.
Indians, Lonnie Chisenhall avoid arbitration
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/15/15) The Indians have avoided arbitration with infielder Lonnie Chisenhall on Thursday, according CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Chisenhall is set to receive $2.25 million. The 26-year-old Chisenhall is coming off a season in which he hit .280/.343/.427 over 478 at-bats. He's set to open the year as the team's starter at third.
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|2014 summary: Lonnie Chisenhall had been getting regular starts as the Indians' designated hitter when Carlos Santana went down with a concussion in mid-May, at which point he took over third base duties. Even when Santana came back, Chisenhall remained as the everyday third baseman, and for good reason. As of June 6 -- the day Santana was activated - Chisenhall was batting a crisp .361 with 15 doubles in 147 at-bats. He stayed hot for a couple more weeks, but most of the rest of the season was spent in decline. From June 7 forward, Chisenhall batted just .245 with nine home runs and 14 doubles, but it was good enough for him to hold on to his starting role.|
Playing time status: Chisenhall's lackluster finish at the plate, along with his struggles in the field, make him less than a sure thing to begin 2015 as the starting third baseman. A good spring from prospect Giovanny Urshela could push Chisenhall into a more limited role.
2015 outlook: Though there weren't many signs of it late last season, Chisenhall is a solid doubles hitter, but at age 26, there's little reason left to hope that he will develop into a major power source. What Chisenhall brings to the plate may not be enough for an Indians' team looking to improve defensively. Particularly with there being questions about Chisenhall's playing time, he may not be viable in all but the deepest of mixed leagues.
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