In this new series here at CST, we will be individually previewing each projected starting player on the 2015 Cleveland Indians’ team, culminating with a full season preview in mid-March. Now batting: Lonnie Chisenhall.
Lonnie Chisenhall will be a big factor in whether the Indians make the playoffs or not in 2015.
2014 was Chisenhall’s first full season in the majors. He set career highs in just about every offensive category, including hits, home runs, RBI, and batting average. Chisenhall was one of the hottest players in the majors leading up to the all star break last year. In a game against the Rangers he went 5-5, with three home runs, while driving in nine setting an all time record.
His potency at the plate declined following the all star break, but he still had key at-bats down the stretch.
Look for Chisenhall to improve on his offensive numbers, as well as his amount of errors at third, and lead the Indians to their first Central Division crown in eight years.