Ranking the 2015 AL Central Division Outfields
By Steve Mitzel
Overall Grade: B
LF – Michael Brantley
CF – Michael Bourn
RF – Brandon Moss
Michael Brantley had a monster year last year finishing third in the MVP voting with a .327 average, 20 home runs and 94 RBI’s. In fact, Brantley was only the ninth player in MLB history to finish with 45 plus doubles, 20 plus home runs, 20 plus stolen bases and 200 plus hits. His speed, glove and bat anchor this Tribe infield.
CF Michael Bourn makes the Tribe outfield one of those that I respect and admire. He always seems to come through when they need him. While his stats and on base percentage need to improve, he provides an intangible for the Tribe.
Brandon Moss was a risky acquisition for Cleveland, but they needed an upgrade from David Murphy. If he is healthy he will be the player to propel this outfield to the levels it needs to contend in the Central Division.
David Murphy and Ryan Raburn provide nice depth to the Indians bench.