Mitch Moreland – 1B
Mitch Moreland is another guy that would fit right in with the Indians.
Moreland would slide into the everyday first baseman role, allowing Santana to stay at DH. Moreland is also an above-average defender, winning his first Gold Glove this past season.
Offensively, he has been a picture of consistency throughout his career. He is good for 22-25 home runs and 60-70 RBI, which would complement Santana and Brantley in the middle of the order.
The most alarming part of Moreland is his strikeout to walk ratio. In 2016, Moreland struck out 118 times compared to just 35 walks. His low walk rate limited him to a .298 OBP.
Moreland made $5.7 million last season. He will likely get a pay raise this year, but nothing that would be out of the Indians pay range. He is another guy that the Indians could lock up beyond the 2017 season, seeing as their depth at first base is limited, even down into the farm system.