It’s admittedly jarring to note the Cleveland Indians’ rotation doesn’t have the reliable depth it once possessed.
Obviously, the talent of Mike Clevinger and Shane Bieber is undeniable. From there, things get a little murkier than what we’re used to.
Carlos Carrasco’s workload is still to be determined considering his ongoing battle with leukemia. Adam Plutko is out of minor league options and needs a strong spring in order to earn an Opening Day roster spot. Aaron Civale impressed last summer, but his ability to sustain that success is unclear.
The same could be said for another Indians starter, Zach Plesac.