Cleveland Indians Spring Training: 5 debuts we can’t wait to see in 2021

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Eddie Rosario, OF

The Tribe’s big free-agent signing should net the club 25 homers and somewhere between 25-30 doubles. Sure, everybody hits home run these days and two-dozen or so bombs doesn’t seem like a lot, but think back to last season’s offense.

It could be painful at times waiting for the Tribe to score.

We don’t yet know where exactly Rosario will play in 2020, but we do know it will be one of the corner outfield spots. In fact, that’s the only certainly in the outfield this season.

I’m looking fo Rosario to hit fourth, which will provide protection to Jose Ramirez, who will likely hit third. Ramirez is seeking to improve on his runner-up finish in the MVP race a season ago, and having Rosario hit behind him will only help keep him in the running.

On a side note, Rosario’s home debut is really worth looking forward to. As a member of the Twins playing at Progressive Field, Rosario has compiled a .353 (60-for-170) career average with a 1.031 OPS. Break it down, and he owns 11 homers, 12 doubles, two triples and 25 RBIs.