2017 Fraase Family Predictions

For the 8th year running, here are the Fraase predictions for the 2017 Cleveland Indians season. For prior predictions, see 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

WahooDad

1. Most home runs: Edwin Encarnacion, 34
2. All-Star(s): Corey Kluber, Cody Allen, Francisco Lindor
3. Most plate appearances (Gonzalez, Diaz, Urshela, R. Rodriguez): Giovanny Urshela
4. Which starting pitcher has the 7th most starts? Outside arm
5. Top two team MVPs: Lindor, Jose Ramirez
6. Top two team busts: Michael Martinez, Yan Gomes
7. Indians rank in MLB attendance: 25th
8. Indians record: 90-72
9: AL Central Division standings: Cleveland, Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota
10: World Series result: Cleveland over Chicago
11. Lou Boudreau award: Bradley Zimmer
12. Bob Feller award: Adam Plutko
13. Michael Brantley games played: 81
14. Top two in innings played in the OF: Tyler Naquin, Lonnie Chisenhall
15. Most plate appearances (Naquin, Almonte or Jackson): Naquin
16. Best prospect traded: Joseph Colon
17. Date of Bradley Zimmer’s debut: June 2018
18. Which pitcher(s) throw 200 innings? Kluber, Trevor Bauer
19. Who has the better season, Gomes or Perez? Roberto Perez
20. What position will the Indians need help with and target at the deadline? Right-handed relief pitcher
21. Which non-core reliever will have the best season? Shawn Armstrong
22. Which member of the coaching staff or front office is most likely to leave after the 2017 season? Mickey Callaway
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John

1. Most home runs: Edwin Encarnacion, 37
2. All-Star(s): Corey Kluber, Francisco Lindor, Andrew Miller
3. Most plate appearances (Gonzalez, Diaz, Urshela, R. Rodriguez): Yandy Diaz
4. Which starting pitcher has the 7th most starts? Outside arm
5. Top two team MVPs: Kluber, Lindor
6. Top two team busts: Tyler Naquin, Zach McAllister
7. Indians rank in MLB attendance: 21st
8. Indians record: 90-72
9: AL Central Division standings: Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Minnesota, Chicago
10: World Series result: Cleveland over Los Angeles
11. Lou Boudreau award: Andrew Calica
12. Bob Feller award: Matt Esparza
13. Michael Brantley games played: 47
14. Top two in innings played in the OF: Lonnie Chisenhall, Abraham Almonte
15. Most plate appearances (Naquin, Almonte or Jackson): Almonte
16. Best prospect traded: Yu-Cheng Chang
17. Date of Bradley Zimmer’s debut: September 4
18. Which pitcher(s) throw 200 innings? Kluber
19. Who has the better season, Gomes or Perez? Yan Gomes
20. What position will the Indians need help with and target at the deadline? Starting pitcher
21. Which non-core reliever will have the best season? Carlos Frias
22. Which member of the coaching staff or front office is most likely to leave after the 2017 season? Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Rajai
Ben 
1. Most home runs: Edwin Encarnacion, 33
2. All-Star(s): Corey Kluber, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco
3. Most plate appearances (Gonzalez, Diaz, Urshela, R. Rodriguez): Yandy Diaz
4. Which starting pitcher has the 7th most starts? Shawn Morimando
5. Top two team MVPs: Kluber, Lindor
6. Top two team busts: Bryan Shaw, Austin Jackson
7. Indians rank in MLB attendance: 22nd
8. Indians record: 96-66
9: AL Central Division standings: Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Chicago, Minnesota
10: World Series result: Cleveland over Chicago
11. Lou Boudreau award: Francisco Mejia
12. Bob Feller award: Triston McKenzie
13. Michael Brantley games played: 125
14. Top two in innings played in the OF: Tyler Naquin, Michael Brantley
15. Most plate appearances (Naquin, Almonte or Jackson): Naquin
16. Best prospect traded: None
17. Date of Bradley Zimmer’s debut: June 15
18. Which pitcher(s) throw 200 innings? Kluber, Carrasco, Trevor Bauer
19. Who has the better season, Gomes or Perez? Yan Gomes
20. What position will the Indians need help with and target at the deadline? OF, RP
21. Which non-core reliever will have the best season? Shawn Armstrong
22. Which member of the coaching staff or front office is most likely to leave after the 2017 season? Carter Hawkins
Lofton
Tom
1. Most home runs: Edwin Encarnacion, 36
2. All-Star(s): Francisco Lindor, Andrew Miller
3. Most plate appearances (Gonzalez, Diaz, Urshela, R. Rodriguez): Erik Gonzalez
4. Which starting pitcher has the 7th most starts? Mike Clevinger
5. Top two team MVPs: Lindor, Miller
6. Top two team busts: Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall
7. Indians rank in MLB attendance: 29th
8. Indians record: 94-68
9: AL Central Division standings: Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Chicago, Minnesota
10: World Series result: Cleveland over Chicago
11. Lou Boudreau award: Francisco Mejia
12. Bob Feller award: Triston McKenzie
13. Michael Brantley games played: 100
14. Top two in innings played in the OF: Brantley, Chisenhall
15. Most plate appearances (Naquin, Almonte or Jackson): Tyler Naquin
16. Best prospect traded: Greg Allen
17. Date of Bradley Zimmer’s debut: August 15
18. Which pitcher(s) throw 200 innings? Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar
19. Who has the better season, Gomes or Perez? Roberto Perez
20. What position will the Indians need help with and target at the deadline? OF
21. Which non-core reliever will have the best season? Kyle Crockett
22. Which member of the coaching staff or front office is most likely to leave after the 2017 season? Brad Mills
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