2017 Positional Previews, Indians, Podcast

2017 Cleveland Indians Positional Previews: Shortstop

The EHC Podcast is proud to introduce to you an intense battle at shortstop for your Cleveland Indians! Okay, that’s all a lie. This podcast is simply Jim Pete and Mike Hattery finding different and strange ways to say amazing things about Francisco Lindor, who at 22, is already creating a “once-in-a-generation” legacy, if all things remain equal.

We talk Indians depth in the organization, with Jose Ramirez, Yu-Cheng Chang, Willie Castro and Ivan Castillo, and ponder Omar Vizquel’s Hall of Fame run, vs. Lindor’s already two stout seasons.

Catch up on the positional previews: Catcher |  First Base |  Second Base |  Third Base

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1:45–Mike continues his ongoing rally to force Great Lakes Brewing to keep Conway’s Irish Ale on the docket year round, and equally tries to find a friend to have a burger with.

3:00–Erik Gonzalez…the Defender of the Universe

5:15–Can we talk about Francisco Lindor as a generational player, THE superstar of this winning era for the Indians yet?


7:45–20/20 Lindor

9:45–Five-Tool Lindor

10:35–Mike begins to amp up for an Omar Vizquel Hall of Fame fight…Jim doesn’t bite…

11:42–Is Lindor already better than Omar Vizquel?

14:25–Lindor–is he the Indians version of Derek Jeter (and..the commencement of the ridiculous comps)

16:30–Improve power should push Lindor over the 7+ WAR ceiling

18:00–Lindor seems to fix his weaknesses, which ultimately enhances the rest of his game…and…he has a sweet jumper.


20:00–Yu-Cheng Chang…and what’s so special?

21:30–Chang is undervalued, Willie Castro, and Ivan Castillo

22:47–The Indians just sorta get the middle infield, and have for awhile

23:10–Does Chang profile to the corners in the infield and the outfield?

23:40–The flex-player as a market inefficiency

24:10–The Ben Zobrist model, and how the Indians and Terry Francona are set to take advantage

25:50–Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame…it just won’t go away..

26:40–Let’s Argue…whining and moaning…and how Jeff Nomina recently had his ass handed to him (Mike paid me to say that)