3 underperforming Cleveland Indians from the first half
The halfway point of the Major League Baseball season has come. The Cleveland Indians have been able to cross off well over 81 games from their schedule and now the All-Star festivities bring about a brief break for the club. While we’ve already talked about the players that exceeded expectations in the first half, what about the players that fell short?
Unfortunately, the list of players who fell short is longer than the one of players that exceeded. That’s what happens when you have a lot of injuries. Players are thrust into situations too soon and they can fall flat. However, for this purpose we’re only diving into three of the players that came up short.
All three of these players began the season with the Cleveland Indians out of Spring Training. There was optimism about their games and perhaps an inkling that they could be part of long-term plans in Cleveland. While that could still be true, it will now be an uphill battle to reclaim their roles with the major league club.
Most of the players that have been a bit disappointing for the Tribe this season are players that were called up due to an injury of another player. However, for these three they played well enough in Goodyear to earn a spot on the roster. It was in Cleveland that the problems started to pile up. For that reason, they are the ones that really have fallen short.
There have been some flashes of potential for all three and some will get another shot or two this season, but they wasted their first opportunity this season and just simply fell short of the expectations the club had entering the season. They are all still young, so there’s at least time to correct the mistakes and right the ship of their careers.