Thursday, October 4, 2012

Indians Tryouts: Update

Over the last couple weeks I've detailed what the Indians players have to gain/lose individually going into next season.

Now that the year has come to a close with a resounding thud, here's an update on who changed their "stock" with the Tribe.

Stock up:

Lonnie Chisenhall ended 10 for his last 34 with 3 doubles and 4 RBI. He should be the starting 3B next year.

Jason Donald showed some promise at the plate closing the season 3-9, 4 runs, 2 RBI and a walk-off hit against the White Sox on Oct. 2. He'll have a shot to make next year's team.

Cord Phelps was 5 for his last 14 with a three-hit game in a start at 2B. He increased his trade potential.

Travis Hafner might not have done a whole lot in his return from the DL (2-12) but one of his two hits was a game-tying blast in the bottom of the 9th that led to Donald's walk-off hit against the Sox. The homer was hsi 200th as an Indian, leaving the fans with a last memory if he does not return.

Frank Herrmann pitched 8 straight scoreless appearances to close the season (9.2 innings), helping his chances as a bullpen prospect for 2013.

Chris Seddon threw 5.2 scoreless to end 2012, including a 3-inning appearance against KC with just 1 hit, 1 K and 0 BBs. He'll be in the mix for 2013's bullpen.

Zach McAllister closed a strong rookie season with two quality starts (12 IP, 5 ER).

David Huff proved me wrong by tossing 16.1 innings in three starts with 7 ER. He did enough to earn a trip to Spring Training. 

Stock down:

Chris Perez almost blew the Oct. 2 White Sox game and then ripped former manager Manny Acta to pieces after it. DUDE. SHUT UP.

Vinnie Pestano got knocked around to end the year with 5 runs allowed in 4.2 innings. He should be fine for next season, but it wasn't a great finish to 2011.

Scott Maine got crushed to end the season. 2 innings, 5 runs, 3 appearances. I'm not interested in seeing more of him in the Spring.

Jeanmar Gomez did himself no favors with 6 ER in 3 IP in his final start of the year.

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