The Best Offense in the AL?
Projections: .305 BA, 575 AB, 85 R, 17 HR, 84 RBI, 19 SB, .809 OPS
Michael Brantley just had one of the greatest offensive seasons for an Indians hitter. Brantley finished 4th in the AL in WAR (7.0) for position players, and created 122 runs for the Indians in 2014 (a number that ranked 3rd in the AL). Brantley’s 2014 season almost came out of nowhere, and that’s why many experts expect some regression, and I would agree. Nevertheless, with either Brandon Moss or Carlos Santana slated to bat behind Brantley, he could see even more hittable pitches. Brantley already makes contact at a ridiculous rate. I like the projections above, but I think Brantley will score and drive in more runs in 2015.