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Cleveland Baseball 2014 in Review

A look back at 2014 for individual members of the Cleveland Indians and key players from their farm system

Come back 2013 Jason Kipnis, we love you!

2014 was a tough season for Jason Kipnis, both on the field and at the plate. Three years from now, which will look the greater outlier, 2014, or his fantastic 2013?

Zach McAllister is better than most fans think

Zach McAllister's ERA spiked by nearly a run and a half in 2014, and he lost his place in the Indians' starting rotation. In some ways though he was better than ever. It was a strange season.

Indians 2014 in Review: Mike Aviles

Mike Aviles recently had contract for 2015 picked up by the Indians, which goes to show Terry Francona and the front office value the versatility Aviles provides by being able to play so many different position.

Indians 2014 in Review: Michael Bourn

Michael Bourn has been a disappointment for the Indians since signing a big deal with them as a free agent two years ago. Can he rebound and become even an average player in 2015?

Indians 2014 in Review: Nick Swisher

Be careful... tread lightly... this was not the season you were hoping for.

Indians 2014 in Review: Kyle Crockett

Less than a year after he was drafted, Kyle Crockett made his MLB debut. After a rocky start, Crockett established himself as long-term member of the Indians bullpen.

Indians 2014 in Review: C.C. Lee

C.C. Lee is in no way, shape or form like CC or Lee, but the right handed reliever has a chance to join Francona’s pen next year.

Indians 2014 in Review: David Murphy

The Indians signed Murphy in the hopes that he'd provide more offense from right field, and he did...for the first two months.

2014 Indians in Review: Josh Tomlin

Josh Tomlin had a very up and down 2014, which included one of the best pitching performances you'll ever see, but also a lot of really bad games. Another year removed from Tommy John, will 2015 be a good year for him?

Indians 2014 in Review: Marc Rzepczynski

Marc Rzepczynski had a solid season as Cleveland's top left-handed reliever in 2014. There are other southpaw options on the roster though, so will Scrabble hold the same role for the Indians in 2015?

Indians 2014 in Review: Ryan Raburn

If you can think of something good to say about Ryan Raburn's 2014 season, you are seeing or remembering something I am not. The recap is ugly, but the view looking forward may not be as bad.

Indians 2014 in Review: Nick Hagadone

Perhaps finally Nick Hagadone has figured out how to regularly retire major-league hitters.

Indians 2014 in Review: Zach Walters

The Indians traded former All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to get Zach Walters from the Nationals. Walters showed big power for the Tribe, but also big holes in his game. What's the outlook for 2015?

Indians 2014 in Review: Austin Adams

Austin Adams is another right-handed reliever who made good strides in 2014.

Indians 2014 in Review: Tyler Holt

Defense? Who’s talking about Defense? Mr. Holt would definitely upgrade the defense, but I am not certain the stick will play as a full time hitter.

Indians 2014 in Review: New draft picks (hitters)

The Cleveland Indians had a number of high draft picks in 2014. How did Bradley Zimmer, Mike Papi, Bobby Bradley and the other top players perform in their first pro seasons?

Indians 2014 in Review: New draft picks (pitchers)

The Cleveland Indians had 5 of the top 100 picks in the 2014 MLB Draft. How did those guys and the Tribe's other top draftees perform in their first minor league assignment?

Indians 2014 in Review: Roberto Perez

Roberto Perez did very well for the Cleveland Indians in his role as backup catcher during the second half of the season, and he looks to hold that spot in 2015.

Indians 2014 in Review: Jesus Aguilar

Paging a right-handed bat; yes we might actually have a power hitting right-handed stick.

Indians 2014 in Review: James Ramsey

After destroying AA pitching in the Cardinals organization, James Ramsey came to Cleveland as the return for Justin Masterson. The Indians pushed him straight to AAA, but his bat barely slowed down. Next stop, Cleveland?

Indians 2014 in Review: Francisco Mejia

What's this? Another switch-hitting catching prospect?

Indians 2014 in Review: Erik Gonzalez

Indians shortstop prospect Erik Gonzalez turned in a great 2014 season split between High-A Carolina and Double-A Akron. It's hard to say how he fits into the Tribe's future plans, but too many talented players at one position is no kind of problem.

Indians 2014 in Review: Clint Frazier

Indians 2013 1s round pick Clint Frazier had some great stretches in 2014, but still has a ways to go, in large part because of his very high strikeout rate.

Indians 2014 in Review: Joe Wendle

Joe Wendle was Indians Minor League Player of the Year in 2013. Playing at a higher level of competition this season, he got off to a slow start, but was hitting well when a broken bone in his wrist cost him six weeks.

2014 in Review: Giovanny Urshela

The Indians dodged a bullet when nobody selected Giovanny Urshela in last year's Rule 5 draft, as he had a breakout season in 2014.

Indians 2014 in Review: Cody Anderson

Cleveland Indians pitching prospect Cody Anderson made great strides in 2013, but seemed to slide backwards in 2014. What's the outlook on his future, can he still become a viable option for the Tribe's starting rotation?

2014 Year in Review: Tyler Naquin

Taking a look back at the injury-shortened, yet very impressive 2014 season for Indians OF prospect Tyler Naquin.

2014 in Review: Francisco Lindor

A look back at the 2014 season for top Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Lindor, who should be arriving in Cleveland not far into the 2015 season.