We've been running through the 2014 season for each member of the Indians and key prospects from their farm system. (You can find every entry in the series here.) Now we've reached a countdown of the top ten players on the team, as voted by the Let's Go Tribe staff.
#6 Lonnie Chisenhall
- Position: Third Baseman
- Age: 26
- Acquired: 1st Round (29th overall), 2008 Draft
- Contract Status: 1st-Year Arbitration (3.027 Service Time)
But the second-half swoon is concerning. Chisenhall's SO:BB walk rate jumped in the second half of the season as AL pitchers made their adjustments. Lonnie's overall right-left splits (.782 OPS vs RHP, .729 OPS vs LHP), which in the past were very dramatic, were actually pretty even, so I don't think it's a case where he was overexposed to southpaws as he started to play every day.