Lonnie Chisenhall, Third Base, Cleveland Indians, #8
Date of Birth: 10/4/1988
Birthplace: Morehead City, North Carolina
College: University of South Carolina
Current Salary: $4,300,000
Nickname: Lonnie Baseball
Lonnie Chisenhall, third baseman for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2006 but he opted for college instead. Two years later, he was drafted by the Indians. He played in the minor leagues from 2008 through June, 2011, making his first appearance with the Indians on June 27, 2011. That season, he played in 66 games with the Indians.
Chisenhall played in just 43 games with the Indians in 2012, spending the rest of the time in the minor leagues. In 2013, he played in the minors and with the Indians. In 94 games with the Indians, he batted .225 with 65 hits and 17 doubles. He finished the 2014 season with 134 hits, 29 doubles, 59 RBIs, and a .280 batting average in 142 games.
Chisenhall played in 106 games with the Indians in 2015. He finished the season with 82 hits, 19 doubles, 44 RBIs, and a .246 batting average. He played 50 games at third base and for the first time in his major league career, he played in right field (51 games).
Chisenhall finished the 2016 season with 110 hits, 25 doubles, 57 RBIs, and a career high batting average of .286 in 126 games. Defensively, as the Indians' right fielder in 118 games, he made 186 putouts and 3 errors. In the postseason, he batted .214 with 9 hits and 5 RBIs in 42 at-bats in 14 games.
Career batting statistics for Chisenhall through 2016 include:
- 577 games played
- 483 hits
- 109 doubles
- 234 RBIs
- 370 strikeouts to 117 walks
- .263 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Chisenhall at third base through 2016 include:
- 341 games played
- 585 assists
- 54 double plays
- 206 putouts
- 48 errors
- .943 fielding percentage