2017 ibi preview capsule_ carlos frias – cleveland – scout

The IBI Preview Capsules are back for 2017 as Jake Dungan takes an in-depth look at all the players who could impact the Tribe in the upcoming season from the established stars to the prospects on the verge of being called up to the majors to the non-roster invites to spring training. Landscape supply Carlos Frias, RHP

2016 In Review: After showing promise as a major league starter in 2015 where he went 5-5 with a 4.06 ERA in 17 games (13 starts) for the Dodgers, Carlos Frias hit some speedbumps last season making only one appearance with the big league club and just 10 in the minors, including only six starts, as back and oblique injuries derailed his season on separate occasions. Cricket bat size guide Frias allowed only two hits in four innings during his lone outing with the Dodgers and went 3-3 with a 3.95 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A. Dripping springs tx county The Indians acquired him for cash considerations this offseason after Los Angeles had designated him for assignment. Babe ruth baseball The 27-year-old offers Cleveland another potential depth option for their starting rotation and bullpen in case, knock on wood, more injuries should occur similar to last season.

Versus Right-handers: Frias’s splits have remained steady throughout his minor and major league career. Minor league baseball teams in california He’ll have most of his success against right-handed hitters, as was the case last year where they batted .202 with a .537 OPS in 99 minor and major league plate appearances. Fantasy football team name generator using player names He’ll also typically post a healthier strikeout to walk ratio against batters of the right-handed persuasion with a 2.94 mark in his major league career thus far, although last season the Dominican native had more strikeouts against lefties. Outdoor movies nyc 2016 Then again, in only 11 games, there’s not a lot to go on, especially with the difference being only three punchouts.

Versus Left-handers: Probably one of the reasons why Frias is no longer with the Dodgers is because of his struggles against left-handed hitters. College softball camps In parts of three big league seasons, southpaws have combined to hit a whopping .340 with an .864 OPS against the right-hander with more extra base hits and fewer strikeouts, half as much to be exact at 25 with a strikeout to walk ratio of just 1.47 compared to right-handers. History of softball Last year, those numbers were somewhat better with lefties batting .289 with a .743 OPS and a 3.17 strikeout to walk ratio, but once again, those splits are based on a smaller sample size due to the time he spent on the disabled list.

Pitch Mix: As primarily a groundball pitcher, Frias makes his bones with pitch movement and, in particular, fastball movement. Usssa softball al His heater can touch the mid-90s, but it’s his two-seamer and cutter that do most of the heavy lifting. Facebook mobile not working In 2015, which has been his longest major league stint up to this point, his cutter rated very favorably on the PITCHf/x scale at 4.3 runs above average. Fantasy football rankings Even in just four innings last season, it still checked in at 1.5 runs above average. Garden of the gods hours In addition to his fastball and its variations, the 27-year-old also throws in an occasional curveball and changeup to mix things up. Asphalt 8 Still, Frias is primarily a fastball pitcher and will pitch to contact to try and get the ball hit on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: Frias is coming from being a prospect with one organization to a depth pitcher with another, so likewise perspective can change. Fabric outlet chicago With the Indians he becomes a guy that you hope you don’t have to see during the season as his addition to the big league roster would likely coincide with an injury to another pitcher. Fantasy sports yahoo football And despite him being a natural starter, that’s what would have to happen in order for the Dominican hurler to crack the Tribe rotation in 2017. Stardock fences product key So right now the path back to the majors for Frias would have to be in the bullpen. Fantasy baseball pickups Steamer and Depth Charts have those very expectations in 2017 as Frias is projected to make 15 big league appearances going 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA, but working exclusively as a reliever. Landscape architecture Barring any health issues with the Tribe staff in spring training or further roster decisions that would put him on the move again, the right-hander will likely start the year in Columbus, but will also be one of the first considered if and when a spot opens up.

Summary: While chances are slim of Carlos Frias becoming a household name in Cleveland, this is the kind of pickup that, although it may fly under the radar at the time, could prove to be of some help during the season. Basketball rio 2016 usa The Indians have not only built themselves a highly talented starting roster, but they have also fortified their depth in a way that could help them sustain the hardships of injury and poor performance that can throw a wrench into a long regular season campaign. Basketball court size in feet Obviously injury losses eventually caught up with them in the World Series, but their depth helped absorb major blows throughout the season. Sales pitch definition Frias is that type of addition where although it doesn’t make the headlines, it can become a saving grace during the dog days of summer.

Jake Dungan is the Managing Editor for IBI and a podcast host on the Smoke Signals Network. Football games download free for pc Email him at jdungan@indiansbaseballinsider.com or follow him on Twitter @JakeDBaseball .