Cleveland Indians: Players Ready for a Breakout August

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These Cleveland Indians Could Lead the Resurgence

Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians have fallen on rough times as of late. Now sitting eight games under .500 and fifteen games from first place in the American League Central, it may seem like it is too late for the team to make the Post Season. While this most certainly seems like a valid point and FanGraphs does give the team an 8.6% chance of making the Post Season, it’s still not too late to rule them out.

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One for fans to still believe in the Tribe is that the team possesses some players who have been very good in past Augusts. In this slideshow, we’ll take a look at five players who could rejuvenate the Cleveland Indians and push them into the Post Season. Perhaps these three players will not have a stellar month, but perhaps they will.

First we look at a player who has received much trade speculation.

Next: Potential Trade Candidate and August Hero