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This week, we switch back to the infield and hot corner, a position with quite a few really decent players, one almost Hall of Famer, and one Hall of Famer to be.

Giovanny Urshela flashing the leather. Could he make it into the Top 25 this year?
Giovanny Urshela flashing the leather. Could he make it into the Top 25 this year?
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At the conclusion of the '00s, 278 players had appeared in the hot corner in Indians' history. This is one position where there has been some recent activity in the Top 25, albeit at the lower end of the list. Future Hall of Famer Jim Thome added one game to his total when he returned at the end of 2011, but that wasn't enough to move him from 14th. Jhonny Peralta, Jack Hannahan, Andy Marte and Lonnie Chisenhall have all entered the list.

This list should stay fairly stagnant with Chisenhall moving to the outfield. However, it will also depend on if Giovanny Urshela can keep his spot there. He already notched 80 games last season, and if he gets just 111 games in 2016, he would jump past Marte. if Juan Uribe is signed, or Yandy Diaz forces the issue, he likely would not get that far.

This is another position that is fairly top heavy with three guys over the millennium mark and three others over 800 games played. But since 2009, 22 new players have joined the ranks to make this into a round 300 players total.

Here is the full list of new players in the past six seasons:

Adam Everett, Anderson Hernandez, Brent Lillibridge, Carlos Santana, Chris Gimenez, Chris Johnson, Cord Phelps, Elliot Johnson, Giovanny Urshela, Jack Hannahan, Jason Donald, Jayson Nix, Jesus Aguilar, Jose Lopez, Jose Ramirez, Justin Sellers, Lonnie Chisenhall, Mark Reynolds, Michael Martinez, Mike Aviles, Orlando Cabrera, Zach Walters.

And onto the top 25:

Player

Years

Games Played

1

Ken Keltner

1937-44, 1946-49

1492

2

Bill Bradley

1901-1910

1193

3

Brook Jacoby

1984-1992

1109

4

Max Alvis

1962-1969

935

5

Al Rosen

1947-1956

932

6

Buddy Bell

1972-1978

843

7

Toby Harrah

1979-1983

680

8

Terry Turner

1910-1918

601

9

Larry Gardner

1919-1924

600

10

Travis Fryman

1998-2002

592

11

Rube Lutzke

1923-1927

553

12

Casey Blake

2003-05, 2007-08

520

13

Willie Kamm

1931-1935

515

14

Jim Thome

1991-1996, 2011

493

15

Graig Nettles

1970-1972

462

16

Odell Hale

1931, 33-37, 39-40

433

17

Bubba Phillips

1960-1962

373

18

Lonnie Chisenhall

2011-2015

340

19

Joe Sewell

1928-1930

268

20

Joe Evans

1915-1918

259

21

Aaron Boone

2005-2006

243

22

Johnny Hodapp

1925-1928

208

23

Jhonny Peralta

2003-04, 2008-10

204

24

Jack Hannahan

2010-2011

200

25

Andy Marte

2006-2008, 2010

190

With four new entries, Al (Fuzzy Amith), Alvaro Espinosa, Carlos Baerga and Matt Williams all dropped off. Those last three all accumulated less than 160 games. Only 24 players have passed the 200 game mark, or just 8% of the total. Only 10 more have over a 100 games, leaving 266 under the 100 game mark. And that includes 51 guys with just a single game, including Chris Gimenez, Cord Phelps, Elliot Johnson, Jesus Aguilar and Michael Martinez of the new guys.

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