Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:38:12 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP T.J. House is the front-runner to be the fourth starter in the rotation. Danny Salazar, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin continue to battle for the fifth spot.
Fantasy Tip: House ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is a late-round flier for mixed leagues, but keep in mind, he pitched better last season with the Indians than he ever did in the minors. House's first start projects to be against the Detroit Tigers, which isn't an ideal spot for FantasyScore contests. However, Detroit could be without a couple middle-of-the-order bats, if Miguel Cabrera and/or Victor Martinez aren't ready to play yet. So House could have upside, especially at his price point. Continue to check back for updates on the battle for the fifth starter, but Salazar is deserving of a late-round selection in mixed leagues based on his high-strikeout potential.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:18:18 -0700
Cleveland Indians SPs T.J. House, Danny Salazar, Zach McAllister, Josh Tomlin, Shaun Marcum and Bruce Chen will battle for the two open spots in the team's starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Salazar and House to break camp with the jobs. While Tomlin and McAllister tip the scales slightly in AL-only formats, the other two hold no fantasy value. Last season, Salazar failed to follow up his monster 2013 second half and even spent time in the minors. He possess a high-end arsenal of pitches and significant upside, especially in the punch-out department, but shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a late-round flier in mixed leagues. House is a flier in deep mixed leagues, but he is likely be left to AL-only formats. He was better with Cleveland, than he was throughout his entire time at Class AAA, which highlights the risk associated with his fantasy stock.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:14:05 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin (elbow) is now one year removed from Tommy John surgery and he is in the hunt for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring. "He's going to help us. We can't make our roster out today, but he's in a good position to be successful," manager Terry Francona said Sunday, Feb. 22.
Fantasy Tip: Tomlin has proven in the past to be a very good fantasy option when he is going well, but he needs to prove his health and obviously win a job before returning to the radar of fantasy owners.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:48:32 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Josh Tomlin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:36:47 -0800
Cleveland Indians SPs Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer and Gavin Floyd comprise the first four spots of the rotation, according to general manager Chris Antonetti. That leaves SPs T.J. House, Zach McAllister, Danny Salazar and Josh Tomlin in a battle for the fifth rotation job once spring training rolls around. McAllister is out of options and could open in the bullpen if he fails to secure a rotation spot.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:47:55 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Gavin Floyd will get a crack at the rotation as the No. 5 starter. Other pitchers vying for the spot include SP Zach McAllister, SP Danny Salazar, RP Josh Tomlin and SP T.J. House. Floyd's elbow has healed and he should be ready for spring training.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:30:39 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Josh Tomlin was reinstated from the paternity list Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:09:38 -0700
Due to the rainout Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Cleveland Indians will play a doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, Aug. 12. SP Trevor Bauer will work in Game 1, with SP Josh Tomlin will work in Game 2.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:06:51 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin will move to the bullpen. The team doesn't yet have a starter against the New York Yankees for Sunday, Aug. 10, but SP Carlos Carrasco is an option.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco has been good in relief for the Indians, and this would likely just be a spot start with an off-day Monday. If you're looking to stream, Carrasco would be a pretty risky option against the Yanks.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:22:19 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin was recalled from Triple-A Columbus Tuesday, August 5, to start against the Cincinnati Reds. In a corresponding move, OF Tyler Holt was optioned to Columbus.
Fantasy Tip: Opposing pitcher Johnny Cueto is a difficult draw for the Cleveland's bats, but Cincinnati is a nice matchup for Tomlin. Expect Tomlin to post a solid stat line.