current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#8 IF | 6'2", 190 lbs. | Cleveland
Birth Date:October 4, 1988 (26 years old) Place of Birth:Morehead City, NC Hometown:Morehead City, NC
Drafted:Drafted by Cleveland in 2008 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by Cleveland in 2008 (1st round).
|Assets:||Is blessed with very good home-run and run-production upside, especially from the third base position. Also displays an ability to hit for average.|
|Flaws:||Needs to become a more consistent player in all facets of the game, especially at the hot corner. Must prove he can hit lefties with regularity.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent third baseman with some upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Carolina League (A)||All-Star Team||2009|
Movements & Injuries
|7/29/2014||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|4/13/2014||Missed 3 games (paternity leave list).|
|4/10/2014||Paternity leave list, day-to-day.|
|3/04/2014||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|6/18/2013||Recalled from Columbus (AAA).|
|5/13/2013||Optioned to Columbus (AAA).|
|3/07/2013||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|9/09/2012||Missed 63 games (right forearm injury).|
|7/24/2012||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right forearm injury).|
|6/30/2012||Right forearm injury, 15-day DL.|
|5/28/2012||Recalled from Columbus (AAA).|
|3/27/2012||Optioned to Columbus (AAA).|
|3/09/2012||Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.|
|7/14/2011||Missed 3 games (facial injury).|
|7/08/2011||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|6/27/2011||Contract purchased from Columbus (AAA).|
|3/14/2011||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|3/20/2010||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|6/05/2008||Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (29th overall) in 2008.|
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's loss to the Angels. | 09/08/2014 4:32 PM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's loss to the Angels.
ImpactChisenhall accounted for all the Indians' runs, hitting a two-run home run in the fifth and driving in Carlos Santana in the sixth. The Angels beat the Indians, 12-3. Chisenhall raises his season totals to .291 with 13 home runs and 55 RBI.
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is out of the lineup Friday night against the Orioles. | 08/15/2014 6:10 PM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is out of the lineup Friday night against the Orioles.
ImpactThe Indians are facing left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, so the lefty-hitting Chisenhall will take a seat even though he's gone 22-for-66 (.333) against southpaws this season. Mike Aviles is at third base.
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall has gone 5-for-18 with a double, two homers and five RBI in his last four games. | 08/04/2014 10:30 PM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall has gone 5-for-18 with a double, two homers and five RBI in his last four games.
ImpactIt's a dramatic improvement over what he did in his previous 38 games (.203, 2 HR, 9 RBI). Chisenhall got off to such a hot start that he's still batting .306 despite that cold streak.
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall snapped out of a 4-for-38 (.105) slump with two hits and a homer in five at-bats Friday. | 08/01/2014 10:35 PM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall snapped out of a 4-for-38 (.105) slump with two hits and a homer in five at-bats Friday.
ImpactChisenhall is still hitting .309 with 10 homers and an .854 OPS on the year, but it hasn't been pretty over the past six weeks (.210, 3 HR, 10 RBI in last 39 games).
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall has gone 4-for-38 (.105) in his last 10 games. | 07/31/2014 10:46 PM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall has gone 4-for-38 (.105) in his last 10 games.
ImpactRegression has been harsh to Chisenhall. Over his last 37 games, he's hit .203 with two home runs and nine RBI.
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is out Sunday with an illness. | 07/27/2014 1:29 PM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is out Sunday with an illness.
ImpactHe sat out Saturday for the same reason but should be back Tuesday after Cleveland's off day on Monday. Chisenhall has predictably fallen off after batting .393 in his first 168 at-bats. Over his last 126 at-bats, he's hit .206 with nine RBI and a .604 OPS.
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. Update: He's a late scratch due to illness. | 07/26/2014 7:02 PM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. Update: He's a late scratch due to illness.
ImpactChisenhall has hit .200 in his last 10 games after a fast start, but is still batting .313 this season with an .861 OPS.
Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. | 07/26/2014 11:05 AM
NewsIndians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
ImpactChisenhall has hit .200 in his last 10 games after a fast start, but is still batting .313 this season with an .861 OPS.
Chisenhall goes 1-for-4 with HR and walk | 07/02/2014 1:42 AM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 1-for-4 with a walk, a two-run homer and two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-3 win versus the Dodgers.
ImpactThe young third baseman has come out of nowhere to become one of baseball's most consistent offensive performers this year. He posted a .901 OPS while only receiving 47 at-bats as a part-timer in April, put up a monster 1.020 OPS over 83 at-bats in his coming out party in May, and held strong with a .920 OPS in 90 June at-bats. We can't anticipate that he'll continue to slap up .900-plus OPS' each month, but this is certainly a nice start to July.
Lonnie Chisenhall has lone hit in loss Sunday | 06/29/2014 8:14 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall singled off Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning on Sunday, providing what would be the Tribe's lone hit in a losing effort against the Mariners.
ImpactChisenhall finished the afternoon 1-for-3. He has been an absolute force at the plate this season, slashing .350/.404/.562 with eight homers and 36 RBI in his first 66 games, taking control of the team's starting job at third base.
Chisenhall breaks out of slump with homer | 06/17/2014 11:01 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
ImpactAfter a torrid start to the month of June, Chisenhall had hit the skids, going hitless in 16 plate appearances over his last four games. He broke out of it, homering off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning for his eighth of the season. If he had enough plate appearances to qualify, Chisenhall would be the league's leading hitter. He's slashing .368/.420/.589 with 33 RBI in 209 PA.
Chisenhall hitless in loss to Red Sox | 06/13/2014 11:13 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Friday against the Red Sox.
ImpactIt looks like he's human after all. Chisenhall's 0-fer snapped a nine-game hitting streak. He's still hitting .384 through 54 games.
Chisenhall amazes with three homers, nine RBI | 06/10/2014 12:50 AM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall turned in a career game Monday, going 5-for-5 with three homers and nine RBI as the Indians destroyed the Rangers 17-7.
ImpactThat's a career game for just about anyone. Since 1914, the only other players with five hits, three homers and nine RBI in a game were Cincinnati's Walker Cooper in 1949 (6-for-7, 3 HR, 10 RBI), Brooklyn's Gil Hodges in 1950 (5-for-6, 4 HR, 9 RBI) and Boston's Fred Lynn in 1975 (5-for-6, 3 HR, 10 RBI). Even throwing out the other requirements, he's the first guy to drive in nine runs in a game since the Mets' Carlos Delgado in 1998. He's the first Indian to hit three homers since Shin-Soo Choo in 2010 and the first to drive in nine runs since Chris James in 1991.
Chisenhall has two hits, scores twice Sunday | 06/08/2014 8:04 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
ImpactChisenhall continues to swing a hot bat, as he's hit in six straight games and eight of his last nine. That includes five multi-hit games that have raised his line to .365/.413/.538. It appears that the 25-year-old is finally paying off on the promise he's showed for years.
Lonnie Chisenhall belts fourth homer in loss | 06/06/2014 11:36 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall belted his fourth home run of the season in Friday's loss to the Rangers.
ImpactChisenhall's three-run blast off the foul pole in right field came off Yu Darvish in the third inning to get the Indians on the board. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting a scorching .361/.411/.544 with four homers and 22 RBI on the season.
Chisenhall has two RBI in win over Rockies | 05/30/2014 10:42 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with two RBI against the Rockies on Friday.
ImpactChisenhall delivered an RBI single in the first inning and capped a four-run rally in the fourth inning with an RBI double. The 25-year-old has been red-hot at the plate so far this season, batting .362/.418/.528 through 42 games. He has benefited from an abnormally high BABIP, but should remain a useful CI (corner infielder) option in deeper mixed leagues as long as Carlos Santana (concussion) is on the DL.
Chisenhall has two hits in victory over O's | 05/24/2014 3:51 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall continued to pound the baseball, going 2-for-5 with a double in Saturday's victory over the Orioles.
ImpactChisenhall also drove home a run and scored a run on the afternoon. He's now hitting a robust .382/.443/.564 on the season to go with a pair of homers and eight RBI. At this point, he should be owned in all mixed leagues.
Chisenhall batters Jays pitching for 5 hits | 05/14/2014 10:54 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 5-for-6 with a double and an RBI.
ImpactChisenhall and teammate David Murphy became the first two Cleveland teammates each with five hits in a nine-inning game since July 29, 1928. Chisenhall raised his average from .325 to .361 with the effort and is now carrying an .887 OPS, getting a vast majority of his plate appearances against right-handed pitching.
Lonnie Chisenhall goes 4-for-4 | 04/17/2014 4:55 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall singled all four times he was up Thursday against the Tigers.
ImpactUnfortunately, he did so from the ninth spot in the lineup, so he never scored or drove in a run. Still, Chisenhall is now 12-for-23 this season. Hopefully, he's about to turn into a fixture against right-handed pitching.
Lonnie Chisenhall goes 2-for-4, doubles | 04/16/2014 11:18 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal against the Tigers on Wednesday.
ImpactIt was Chisenhall's first appearance since he was activated from paternity leave on Sunday. The Indians would be better off playing Chisenhall against all righties, and we expect that they'll get there eventually. He's off to a nice little 8-for-19 start in limited action.
Chisenhall activated from paternity leave | 04/13/2014 9:50 AM
NewsIndians activated 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall from the paternity leave list.
ImpactChisenhall was away for a few days in order to be with his wife, Meredith, as she gave birth to their second child. Justin Sellers has been sent down in a corresponding move.
Lonnie Chisenhall expected back Sunday | 04/10/2014 6:31 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall (paternity leave) is expected to rejoin the Indians on Sunday.
Paul Hoynes on Twitter
ImpactChisenhall was placed on the paternity leave list Thursday. He'll be back with the Tribe for the final games of their series in Chicago over the weekend.
Indians put INF Chisenhall on paternity leave | 04/10/2014 10:32 AM
NewsIndians placed INF Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity leave list.
ImpactChisenhall and his wife Meredith are expecting their second child. The 25-year-old infielder can take 1-3 days off. He should be back in action over the weekend. Justin Sellers was called up in a corresponding move.
Chisenhall hits third spring homer | 03/26/2014 7:12 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Indians defeated the Brewers 10-3 on Wednesday.
ImpactChisenhall victimized Yovani Gallardo in the second inning for his third Cactus League home run. The Indians recently announced that Carlos Santana will be the everyday third baseman, so Chisenhall will get his at-bats when Santana catches and as a pinch-hitter.
Chisenhall homers against the Reds | 03/24/2014 6:54 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Reds on Monday.
ImpactChisenhall went yard against Alfredo Simon in the second inning, his second homer of the spring. His Cactus League average is up to .308. The club informed Chisenhall that he officially made the 25-man roster, so expect to see him in the lineup at the hot corner on Opening Day.
Chisenhall homers against the D'Backs | 03/11/2014 6:53 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the D'Backs on Tuesday.
ImpactChisenhall hit a two-run home run off of Trevor Cahill in the fourth inning, his first of the spring. Carlos Santana was a threat to Chisenhall's playing time at the hot corner, but has looked "stiff and uncomfortable" according to recent reports, so Chisenhall should see more time than expected there.
Chisenhall smacks three hits in loss to Rays | 10/02/2013 11:50 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 in the Indians' loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
ImpactThere was some confusion as to why Chisenhall was even in the lineup -- and for good reason, as he hit just .225/.270/.398 during the regular season -- but he rewarded manager Terry Francona's faith with a three-hit game. Unfortunately for the Indians he was one of the few batters who was able to do anything at the plate Wednesday, as the Indians were held scoreless in the loss. Chisenhall also committed a costly error in the field that led to a Rays run in the eighth inning.
Lonnie Chisenhall goes 3-for-3 in loss | 09/10/2013 10:56 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-3 at the plate in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
ImpactChisenhall doubled in his first at-bat and singled in his next two before being removed for a pinch-runner in the seventh. The third baseman entered the night batting only .182/.229/.485 over his last 13 contests, so it was a much-needed good showing at the dish.
Chisenhall breaks out from epic slump | 08/20/2013 1:34 AM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a victory Monday versus the Angels.
ImpactIf anyone in baseball needed a big night, that person was Lonnie Chisenhall. The young third baseman entered the game slashing a nauseating .086/.158/.086 over 35 August at-bats (three singles, three walks and no extra-base hits). This was Chisenhall's first homer since July 13, also the date of his last multi-RBI game.
Lonnie Chisenhall in 1-for-19 slump | 08/08/2013 10:40 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is in a 1-for-19 slump this month.
ImpactMaybe it was time for the Indians to give up on Mark Reynolds anyway, but it would have been an easier decision if Chisenhall weren't struggling again. He's hit .175 with just one RBI and one walk in 40 at-bats since the All-Star break. Perhaps the Indians will be a player for Michael Young at this rate.
Lonnie Chisenhall not in lineup Sunday | 07/21/2013 11:41 AM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.
Paul Hoynes on Twitter
ImpactIt's a good day to rest him, as the Indians are facing a lefty and Chisenhall is coming off two straight games with an error. Mike Aviles is getting the nod at the hot corner.
Indians decline to trade Lonnie Chisenhall | 07/20/2013 6:27 PM
NewsThe Indians declined to part with Lonnie Chisenhall in return for the Cubs' Matt Garza, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
ImpactWhile the Cubs aren't limiting themselves to focusing on one position, it'd sure be nice if they could get a major league-ready third baseman in return for Garza. Chisenhall would have made a lot of sense. The Indians, though, didn't want to part with him in return for 2 1/2 months of a quality starter.
Chisenhall blasts grand slam to power Indians | 07/13/2013 10:17 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall blasted a grand slam off Jeremy Guthrie on Saturday, powering the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Royals.
ImpactWith one powerful stroke in the seventh inning, Chisenhall turned what had been a 1-0 pitcher's duel into a 5-0 Tribe advantage. He also doubled in the game, finishing 2-for-4. He's been much better since being recalled from Triple-A in mid-June, hitting .292 (21-for-72) with three homers and 14 RBI in 21 games.
Lonnie Chisenhall knocks in two runs | 07/08/2013 11:32 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall singled in both Indians runs Monday in the loss to the Tigers.
ImpactChisenhall is batting .293 with two homers and nine RBI in 58 at-bats since he returned from Triple-A. It's starting to appear likely that he'll be the Indians' third baseman against right-handers for the rest of the season.
Lonnie Chisenhall goes 3-for-4, homers | 06/27/2013 11:47 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double against the Orioles on Thursday.
ImpactChisenhall survived Asdrubal Carbera's return, and he might be poised for a lengthy run as the Indians' third baseman against right-handers. He's now hit in five straight after going 0-for-7 in his first two games back in the majors.
Indians recall 3B Chisenhall from Triple-A | 06/18/2013 2:30 PM
NewsIndians recalled 3B Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.
Indians demote 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to AAA | 05/13/2013 10:34 AM
NewsIndians optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus.
ImpactChisenhall opened the 2013 season as the Indians' starting third baseman but batted just .213/.253/.351 with 22 strikeouts over his first 99 plate appearances. The 24-year-old should work his way back up eventually. Mike Aviles will presumably take over at third base.
Lonnie Chisenhall sitting out again | 05/07/2013 6:52 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall is not in the Indians' lineup Tuesday for the second straight game.
ImpactThe Indians are giving the third baseman a couple days off in a row to work on his swing. "After the game on Sunday," manager Terry Francona explained, "we told him that we wanted him to take two days with [hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo] and kind of hit until his heart was content. Hit, hit, hit, hit without the game hanging over him." Chisenhall is batting just .231 with three home runs and 11 RBI this season, but he is hitting .286 average over his past 11 games. However, he's hitting left-handers at an ugly .095 (2-for-21) clip. Mark Reynolds is getting a second straight start at the hot corner.
Chisenhall launches two-run homer in loss | 04/19/2013 11:17 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall launched a two-run homer on Friday, accounting for all of the Tribe's offense in a loss to the Astros.
ImpactChisenhall finished the night 1-for-4. His fourth inning blast off Lucas Harrell pulled the Indians to within one, but that's as close as they would come. Chisenhall is scuffling a bit at the plate in the early part of the season, hitting just .205/ / with a pair of homers and eight RBI. While he's in no danger of losing his job, fantasy owners in deeper leagues may want to look elsewhere for a corner infield option until he gets going.
Lonnie Chisenhall hitting just .167 | 04/16/2013 10:53 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 at the plate in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.
ImpactA former top prospect, Chisenhall drew some sleeper buzz after sporting a red-hot bat during spring training, but he's batting just .167 with one homer and a 1/12 BB/K ratio over his first 37 plate appearances. He's already platooning with Mike Aviles at third base and could wind up being benched some against righties.
Lonnie Chisenhall keeps hitting | 03/14/2013 7:11 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall stayed hot Thursday, doubling and belting a solo homer against the Royals.
ImpactHe scored a pair of runs in the game. Chisenhall has been a monster this spring, batting .419 with three homers and 10 RBI. The 24-year-old hasn't hit much at the big league level to this point, but he has upside and is worthy of a late-round gamble in mixed leagues.
Chisenhall homers, knocks in three in win | 03/04/2013 7:04 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in a 13-5 rout of the Cubs on Monday.
ImpactMark Reynolds and Nick Swisher also homered in the victory. Chisenhall had a solo home run in the first, an RBI double in the third and an RBI single in the fourth. The 24-year-old owns a .260/.295/.421 batting line over his first 109 major league games and has shown little in the way of plate discipline, but there's enough pop here for him to be a useful option out of the corner infielder spot in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Lonnie Chisenhall homers as Tribe tops Reds | 02/22/2013 8:31 PM
NewsLonnie Chisenhall belted a two-run homer in the spring opener on Friday, helping to power the Indians to an 11-10 victory over the Reds.
ImpactChisenhall finished the afternoon 1-for-2, with the two-run shot off Curtis Partch. The 24-year-old is slated to be the Indians' everyday third baseman, and has displayed solid power and average potential in his minor league career. He's certainly worth a look as a corner infielder in deeper mixed leagues.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||7||at Ari||Jun 24||6|
|Runs||3||at Tex||Jun 9||2|
|Hits||5||2 times-last: at Tex||last: Jun 9||3|
|Doubles||2||2 times-last: vs. Det||last: Sep 3||2|
|Triples||1||at Ari||Jun 24||0|
|Home Runs||3||at Tex||Jun 9||1|
|Total Bases||15||at Tex||Jun 9||7|
|Extra-Base Hits||4||at Tex||Jun 9||2|
|Runs Batted In||9||at Tex||Jun 9||4|
|Base on Balls||2||3 times-last: at Det||last: Jul 18||2|
|Times on Base||5||2 times-last: at Tex||last: Jun 9||3|
|Stolen Bases||1||3 times-last: vs. TB||last: Sep 28||1|
|Caught Stealing||1||at Det||Jul 19||0|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||289||2013 (Cle)|
|Home Runs||11||2013 (Cle)|
|Total Bases||115||2013 (Cle)|
|Extra-Base Hits||28||2013 (Cle)|
|Runs Batted In||36||2013 (Cle)|
|Base on Balls||16||2013 (Cle)|
|Times on Base||83||2013 (Cle)|
|Stolen Bases||2||2012 (Cle)|
|Caught Stealing||1||2012 (Cle)|
|Batting Average||.268*||2012 (Cle)|
|On Base Percentage||.311*||2012 (Cle)|
|Slugging Percentage||.430*||2012 (Cle)|