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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date10-4-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.02014
1.22015
1.02016
1.02017
0.52018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 CLE 22 66 223 54 13 0 7 8 49 1 1 0 .255 .284 .415 89 -1.8 -0.3 4.1 0.9
2012 CLE 23 43 151 38 6 1 5 8 27 1 2 1 .268 .311 .430 97 0.3 -1.0 -0.7 0.3
2013 CLE 24 94 308 65 17 0 11 16 56 2 1 0 .225 .270 .398 95 -0.4 0.6 -1.0 0.9
2014 CLE 25 142 533 134 29 1 13 39 99 8 3 1 .280 .343 .427 107 6.6 -1.8 -9.7 1.0
2015 CLE 26 106 362 82 19 1 7 23 69 1 4 1 .246 .294 .372 81 -6.5 1.6 7.7 1.2
2016 CLE 27 126 418 110 25 5 8 23 70 3 6 0 .286 .328 .439 99 1.4 -0.3 0.9 1.0
2017 CLE 28 82 270 68 17 1 12 25 55 3 2 2 .288 .360 .521 113 5.8 -1.5 -1.0 1.0
2018 CLE 29 29 95 27 6 1 1 8 12 2 1 0 .321 .394 .452 109 1.4 -0.2 2.1 0.5
Career6882360578132106415043721205.268.320.427996.8-2.92.56.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 MHV A- 68 305 .252 .324 .360 .313 104 11.2 8.8 2.4 130 1 0.1 0.7 10.8 2.3
2009 KIN A+ 99 432 .259 .331 .387 .306 99 15.9 12.5 -0.3 124 2 -4.5 1.2 13.7 2.3
2009 AKR AA 24 101 .262 .340 .399 .178 97 3.3 3.8 0.3 111 2 -2.2 0.6 2.1 0.5
2010 AKR AA 117 524 .261 .333 .403 .303 105 10.8 14.9 0.2 118 1 -5.9 -0.8 13.6 2.2
2011 CLE MLB 66 223 .258 .315 .407 .299 105 -2 6.0 0.6 89 18 4.1 -0.3 -1.8 0.9
2011 COH AAA 66 292 .259 .329 .403 .300 105 0.5 9.1 0.5 116 1 0.7 -0.5 6.6 1.6
2012 CLE MLB 43 151 .256 .317 .403 .300 100 1.1 4.1 -0.1 97 18 -0.7 -1.0 0.3 0.3
2012 COH AAA 30 126 .260 .334 .395 .351 110 1.4 3.7 0.3 107 1 4.4 0.4 1.7 1.0
2013 CLE MLB 94 308 .254 .316 .402 .243 97 -2.8 8.1 1.1 95 17 -1.0 0.6 -0.4 0.9
2013 COH AAA 27 125 .258 .326 .391 .443 101 17.4 3.6 0.5 144 3 1.0 -1.3 7.2 1.1
2014 CLE MLB 142 533 .256 .317 .396 .328 104 9.2 13.7 0.2 107 16 -9.7 -1.8 6.6 1.0
2015 CLE MLB 106 362 .259 .319 .413 .288 106 -7.9 9.8 -1 81 17 7.7 1.6 -6.5 1.2
2015 COH AAA 40 171 .249 .317 .364 .342 107 -0.7 4.7 0 94 1 -0.1 -2.0 -0.8 0.2
2016 CLE MLB 126 418 .260 .324 .426 .328 112 0.1 11.8 -4.2 99 15 0.9 -0.3 1.4 1.0
2016 AKR AA 4 18 .266 .337 .423 .143 100 -1.2 0.5 -0.1 116 4 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.1
2016 COH AAA 3 11 .247 .331 .379 .000 112 -1.3 0.3 -0.1 92 5 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2017 CLE MLB 82 270 .264 .335 .444 .326 107 7.9 7.9 -1.6 113 20 -1.0 -1.5 5.8 1.0
2017 AKR AA 5 17 .252 .318 .383 .167 99 -2.1 0.5 -0.2 86 4 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.0
2017 COH AAA 8 28 .275 .336 .433 .429 109 0.8 0.8 -0.2 101 4 -0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0
2018 CLE MLB 29 95 .256 .329 .422 .366 99 3.5 2.7 -0.9 109 20 2.1 -0.2 1.4 0.5
2018 AKR AA 3 11 .282 .363 .455 .250 79 2.6 0.3 -0.1 125 7 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 0.0
2018 COH AAA 6 23 .257 .316 .384 .308 95 1.1 0.7 -0.3 107 4 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 MHV A- 305 276 38 80 20 3 5 121 45 24 32 7 2 .290 .354 .438 .149 1 1
2009 KIN A+ 432 388 59 107 26 2 18 191 79 37 80 2 1 .276 .346 .492 .216 1 1
2009 AKR AA 101 93 13 17 5 1 4 36 13 7 16 1 0 .183 .240 .387 .204 0 0
2010 AKR AA 524 460 81 128 22 3 17 207 84 46 77 3 0 .278 .357 .450 .172 0 0
2011 CLE MLB 223 212 27 54 13 0 7 88 22 8 49 1 0 .255 .284 .415 .160 1 1
2011 COH AAA 292 255 45 68 15 3 7 110 45 28 47 0 1 .267 .353 .431 .165 2 0
2012 COH AAA 126 118 16 37 12 0 4 61 17 4 22 0 0 .314 .341 .517 .203 2 0
2012 CLE MLB 151 142 16 38 6 1 5 61 16 8 27 2 1 .268 .311 .430 .162 0 0
2013 CLE MLB 308 289 30 65 17 0 11 115 36 16 56 1 0 .225 .270 .398 .173 0 1
2013 COH AAA 125 105 21 41 8 2 6 71 26 12 24 2 0 .390 .456 .676 .286 4 0
2014 CLE MLB 533 478 62 134 29 1 13 204 59 39 99 3 1 .280 .343 .427 .146 3
2015 CLE MLB 362 333 38 82 19 1 7 124 44 23 69 4 1 .246 .294 .372 .126 3 2
2015 COH AAA 171 157 18 44 13 0 3 66 21 11 35 1 0 .280 .329 .420 .140 1 1
2016 CLE MLB 418 385 43 110 25 5 8 169 57 23 70 6 0 .286 .328 .439 .153 4 3
2016 COH AAA 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .000 1 0
2016 AKR AA 18 15 3 2 1 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 .133 .222 .200 .067 1 0
2017 CLE MLB 270 236 34 68 17 1 12 123 53 25 55 2 2 .288 .360 .521 .233 3 3
2017 AKR AA 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .000 0 0
2017 COH AAA 28 27 4 10 2 0 1 15 4 0 6 1 0 .370 .357 .556 .185 1 0
2018 COH AAA 23 19 5 5 2 0 1 10 2 4 5 0 0 .263 .391 .526 .263 0 0
2018 AKR AA 11 9 1 3 1 0 1 7 4 2 0 0 0 .333 .455 .778 .444 0 0
2018 CLE MLB 95 84 11 27 6 1 1 38 9 8 12 1 0 .321 .394 .452 .131 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 837 0.4898 0.5376 0.7889 0.6732 0.4075 0.8659 0.6667 0.2111 0.0058
2012 557 0.5081 0.5027 0.8464 0.6290 0.3723 0.9101 0.7353 0.1536 0.0069
2013 1163 0.4996 0.5245 0.8180 0.6885 0.3608 0.9000 0.6619 0.1820 0.0002
2014 2028 0.4936 0.5163 0.8109 0.6663 0.3700 0.8846 0.6816 0.1891 0.0086
2015 1301 0.4919 0.5304 0.8087 0.6641 0.4009 0.8894 0.6792 0.1913 0.0018
2016 1554 0.4730 0.5669 0.8241 0.7224 0.4274 0.8964 0.7143 0.1759 0.0000
2017 1075 0.4456 0.4967 0.7678 0.6722 0.3557 0.8168 0.6934 0.2322 0.0000
2018 362 0.4613 0.4779 0.8035 0.6108 0.3641 0.8333 0.7606 0.1965 0.0000
Career88770.48400.52550.80850.67550.38510.87890.69100.19150.0032

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-26 2014-07-29 DTD 3 2 - Illness -
2012-06-30 2012-09-09 60-DL 71 63 Right Forearm Surgery Fractured Ulna HBP 2012-06-30 -
2012-04-29 2012-05-18 Minors 19 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-07-08 2011-07-10 DTD 2 2 - Face Contusion HBP - -
2011-06-12 2011-06-22 Minors 10 0 Head Concussion Whiplash -
2010-05-13 2010-05-27 Minors 14 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $2,750,000
2018 CLE $5,587,500
2017 CLE $4,300,000
2016 CLE $2,725,000
2015 CLE $2,250,000
2014 CLE $510,800
2013 CLE $492,900
2012 CLE $
2011 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$10,278,700
2018Current$5,587,500
6 yrPvs + Cur$15,866,200
1 yrFuture$2,750,000
7 yrTotal$18,616,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 158 dTurner Gary Sports1 year/$2.75M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2019). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/27/18. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances. $0.5M each for 450, 500, 550, 600 PAs. Award bonuses, including Gold Glove, top 3 in MVP vote, WS MVP, LCS MVP.
  • 1 year/$5.5875M (2018). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.725M (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration). Award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.5108M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4929M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/7/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Cleveland 6/27/11.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2008 (1-29) (Pitt CC, N.C.). Signed 6/08, $1.1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .238 .302 .347 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .278 .322 .432 ?
18 Split (Multi) .040 .020 .086 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 ?
30 vs L (2016) .217 .294 .348 ?
31 vs R (2016) .295 .332 .451 ?
38 Split (2016) .078 .038 .104 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given the Almonte suspension and the possibility of 2 months of a starting outfield of Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall and Collin Cowgill, what odds do you place on the Indians a) signing Ausitn Jackson or b) trading for Jay Bruce or c) sticking with the status quo? Which would you do if you were in their shoes?
(Truganini from CO)
It's all about the price. I would think adding a Jackson as depth is more prudent than adding Bruce, which would come at a steeper cost to put it mildly. (Harry Pavlidis)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Having a hard time buying the Indians OF next year. They have always been higher on Tyler Nanquin than the rest of the world. Where would you place him amount Abraham Almonte, Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Collin Cowgill, Joey Butler, and Shane Robinson next season?
(Truganini from CO)
Well, that's not exactly man inspiring group, is it? I'd probably plays him right below Chisenhall, though I should probably start treating Chisenhall with so much adoration. Davis is...well he's Rajaj Davis. The rest of those guys aren't very good. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)What are your feelings on Lonnie Chisenhall….in a rut or showing exactly what he is?
(Rich from Baltimore)
He's definitely not the .400 hitter we saw earlier in the year, but he's not quite this bad, either. Second-division starter at 3B for me, or a good strong-side platoon bat on a competitive club. (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are few guys you'd be buying/selling right now?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I guess I don't necessarily keep a list like this lying around, but off the top of my head...

I'm selling: Jesse Chavez, Chase Whitley, Lonnie Chisenhall, Gordon Beckham

I'm buying: Kole Calhoun, Ian Kennedy, Joey Votto, Michael Brantley, Will Smith (J.P. Breen)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)In need of CI Help (AVG HR STEALS RBI RUNS) best available are: Mike Olt, Lonnie Chisenhall, David Freese, Lucas Duda, Marcus Siemen thank you and I hope the rest of my league RESTS IN PEACEEE
(the Undetaker from Death Valley)
It will never cease to amaze me how many smart people I follow on Twitter like wrestling. For 2014 only, I go Freese, Semien, Chisenhall, Olt, Duda. (Ben Carsley)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just took over an abysmal squad in a 16-team, 7x7 format with 25 man rosters. I have stripped it down and the top of my depth chart around the infield reads Matt Adams, Kolten Wong, Xander Bogaerts, and Lonnie Chisenhall. I'm not extremely confident, as of today, that anyone besides Bogaerts will get everyday reps in 2014. So the question becomes at what position(s) I should grab filler for this season. Who would you confidently run out there as starters? I'm considering one option of allowing Bogaerts to man third and pick up a Jed Lowrie/Brad Miller type to fill the gap up the middle. Any thoughts or insight as to how would you approach it?
(AnthopoJays from Houston TX)
It all depends on your waiver wire. I'd try to grab a 2B and a 3B and leave Bogaerts at short, but if Brad Miller (who I like) is the best option, by all means slide him over. I'd confidently play Adams and Bogaerts as starters in a 16-team league (and potentially Wong as well if Freese is traded) (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a deep OBP auction league and trying to talk myself into waiting past the Alvarez/Moustakas tier and saving a few bucks by going in on Lonnie Chisenhall. With all the usual caveats about spring stats, he's walked 7 times and struck out 8 so far. How big a gap do you see from Chiz to Alvarez/Moustakas.
(Schiraldi from Baltimore)
Definitely a gap - but a much bigger one from Moose to Chisenhall than from Alvarez to Chisenhall. Think Moustakas could have a very, very nice season this year. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)I have Lonnie Chisenhall as my only 3B and am wondering whether to roll the dice with Mark Reynolds to back him up. Are there any undervalued 3Bs you like this season?
(Thad from Peoria)
You should be fine with Chisenhall - and if you're going to take another flier to back him up, go with someone like Josh Donaldson, who could be very solid this year. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Lonnie Chisenhall this year? Good breakout choice?
(Cole L from Kansas City)
If I can be convinced that he's learned to draw a walk against big league pitching, then I'd say maybe. Until then, there just isn't enough of a skill set evident yet to compensate for that. (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What can the Indians expect from Lonnie Chisenhall this year? Will he be able to hit lefties well enough for a full time gig?
(Dan from Cleveland)
He's always struggled against lefties, and likely always will. I do think he can play every day in spite of that though, largely because he still shows some pop against southpaws. I think he'll show more power in 2013, though it may be at the expense of his average. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Daniel. In your opinion is Cleveland really going to play Lonnie Chisenhall and if so what do you think he is capable of? Also in this vein is Mastroianni going to be the CF placeholder to start the season in Minnesota at least until Aaron Hicks proves he can hit AAA pitching and is called up? Thank you.
(michaelmcduffe from ottawa)
Hi, michaelmcduffe. Given the state of the free-agent pickings, I do expect Chisenhall to start the year as Cleveland's third baseman, perhaps with Mike Aviles spelling him against some left-handed pitchers. He should offer solid defense and enough bat to be a passable regular, with a chance to become above-average down the road.

Meanwhile, the Twins don't seem to be in any rush, so Mastroianni-to-Hicks appears to be the plan. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last year in a keeper league I traded Trout and some assorted stuff for Cano. I won the league, my first championship in 20+ years of fantasy baseball. Cano's having a great year again, but everytime I see Trout in the box scores a little piece of me cries "what if you still had him." I know I'm being irrational. Any words of advice/comfort to talk me off the ledge of insanity?
(Paul from DC)
It's a cliche, but banners fly forever. Even for the next few years, Cano may still be more valuable than Trout anyway. The guy's amazing, and it sucks to lose him, but if you have a chance to win a championship right now, it's worth sacrificing the future a bit. Plenty of prospects fail. Had you traded Lonnie Chisenhall or Domonic Brown, you might not be feeling as bad right now (not to say they're failed prospects, but what Trout is doing is pretty rare). (Derek Carty)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lawrie, Jennings, Ackley... Are you high on any prospects likely to be called up soon?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
Yup, I like all three. You can also keep an eye on guys like Mike Moustakas, Jemile Weeks, Yonder Alonso, Anthony Rizzo, Lonnie Chisenhall, and a number of others. (Derek Carty)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)It seems that there isn't as much excitement regarding Lonnie Chisenhall as there was a year ago despite a solid year at AA. Is that just that he surprised a lot of people in 2009 and had big expectations in 2010, or is something else?
(Ben F. from California)
I think he's one of those players that maybe takes an unfair hit because he's not really sexy. He's a good hitter with good power, but it's hard to see him turning into a superstar. Good prospects are incredibly valuable as well. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Indians be more resigned (Jayson Nix), hopeful (Cord Phelps), risk-taking (Lonnie Chisenhall), or irrationally imaginative (trade prospects for Chone Figgins + much cash, or Travis Hafner for Figgins straight up) with their third base situation? I am not excited about a potential Brandon Inge Era.
(buffum from Austin TX)
When you are where the Indians are, I think a combination of hopeful and risk-taking is the way to go about things. The last thing we need is to bring Figgins aboard so we can have this conversation again in three years when his contract is expiring. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)From an overall hitting standpoint who has a better career... Mike Moustakas, or Lonnie Chisenhall? Mike Moustakas is one of the best power hitting minor leaguers while a lot of people like Lonnie's overall game... what do you see for a future for both of these players? Thanks
(Colin from Longmeadow, MA)
Obviously, this is more a KG question than a CK question, but I'm more enthusiastic about Moustakas while liking both. The problem is whether or not the Royals fall into another way to handicap the kid's career and achieve incremental growth instead of greatness, a la Gordon or Butler or Ka'aihue or... (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Regarding the third base void in Cleveland. Do you think Lonnie Chisenhall will be given a shot if he starts out well in AAA?
(Trevor from Cleveland)
I could see a situation where the Indians get a veteran to start the season then transition over to Chisenhall around the All-Star break. That's very possible. (John Perrotto)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Did everyone get more a little too excited over Moustakas earlier in the year? He put up huge #s at home, mediocre #s on the road, and is just holding his own at AAA. Is he any better than Lonnie Chisenhall?
(Claudio from San Juan)
Yes, he's better. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you know the story on Lonnie Chisenhall's shoulder issue? Anything serious?
(Tony from Santa Rosa)
I believe he was activated today. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, Looking forward to Cleveland's List. Did Lonnie Chisenhall move up your personal list this year? What's his ceiling?
(Randy from Cleveland)
Not going to give away too much, but man oh man do I like me some Lonnie Chisenhall. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Where does Cord Phelps fit into the Indians' long-term plans? He looks like he is approaching a decision point, but the current middle infield of Cabrera/Valbuena seems promising and Lonnie Chisenhall is a better bet at third. Am I overrating Phelps' chances of becoming an everyday second baseman?
(buffum from Austin TX)
Probably. He has some interesting skills, but I don't think becoming an every day player in the big leagues is a sure thing or anything. (Kevin Goldstein)


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