Cleveland Indians: How the starting catcher role could play out in 2018

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The Cleveland Indians have three players who could realistically see time behind the plate in 2018, bringing up several scenarios for the season.

The Cleveland Indians decided against making any major changes this offseason. Yonder Alonso was brought in after Carlos Santana‘s departure, but it seems as if the front office has a great deal of faith in the current group in town.

There is also a lot of money invested in said group.

One interesting, and cheap, position group features three individuals who could earn playing time in 2018. That would be the catcher position.

Yan Gomes, Roberto Perez and the young Francisco Mejia all made appearances in 2017, although Mejia’s time in the majors came after the rosters expanded in September. But 2018 is a new year and there are several possibilities for how the catcher position could play out during the upcoming season.

There is still plenty of time for the team to make a trade, or the plan may be to keep things the same and hope that a weak AL Central division allows another easy path to the playoffs, where the team hopefully won’t falter in the ALDS this time around.

But things change and it is still early in the year, so anything can happen with the group.

Let’s take a look at several scenarios that could play out with the catchers during the 2018 season.

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