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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman | #17

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
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Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a couple runs scored Tuesday against the Cubs.
Alonso had just two RBI in May coming into this one before he cleared the bases with a double in the fifth inning. The first baseman is hitting just .227/.294/.435 this season for the Tribe but is on pace for 32 home runs and 92 RBI. May 22 - 11:14 PM

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Yonder Alonso is not in the Indians' starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Astros.

He'll get a breather against tough Astros' left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Erik Gonzalez will start at first base and bat eighth for the Tribe.
May 19 - 1:20 PM

Yonder Alonso is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

Alonso sits as the Indians go righty-heavy against Cole Hamels. Edwin Encarnacion will play first base while Yan Gomes will serve as the designated hitter.
Apr 30 - 2:29 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI during a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

He crunched a two-run homer against Mike Leake in the fourth inning, and followed that up with a sacrifice fly that brought in a run in the sixth. Alonso's .236 batting average isn't doing his fantasy owners any favors but he already has eight home runs and 19 RBI before the end of April.
Apr 28 - 7:33 PM

Yonder Alonso hit a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Alonso punished a James Paxton mistake in the sixth inning for his sixth homer of the year. He finished 2-for-4 in the game. An ice-cold start has marred his line -- he's hitting just .220/.281/.463 through Thursday -- but he's begun to come around in recent days, hitting .257 with four homers since April 17.
Apr 26 - 9:41 PM

Yonder Alonso hit a two-run homer in the Indians' defeat of the Orioles on Monday.

The second-inning dinger off Kevin Gausman gave Cleveland all the offense it would need on a night of dominant pitching by Carlos Carrasco, Andrew Miller, and Cody Allen. Alonso now has five home runs in 20 games this season, though he's sporting a somewhat underwhelming .225/.295/.465 overall batting line.
Apr 23 - 9:39 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 and drilled a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

He hit a long bomb to center field off Chris Tillman in the sixth inning. The nice day boosted the first baseman's batting average over the Mendoza Line, which is a step in the right direction for the Indians' struggling free agent signee. He is slashing .206/.286/.413 with four homers and 10 RBI through 18 games.
Apr 21 - 7:09 PM

Yonder Alonso is not in Monday's lineup against the Tigers.

Alonso will take a seat against southpaw Francisco Liriano. Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base while Jason Kipnis serves as the designated hitter. Erik Gonzalez will play second base.
Apr 9 - 2:56 PM

Yonder Alonso went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

With the 0-for-4, Alonso is now mired in a 1-for-16 slump over his last four games. The Indians signed the slugger to a two-year, $16 million contract in December. While he's the owner of a soggy .167/.242/.400 triple-slash through his first 30 at-bats of the season, it's far too early to be panicking on the fantasy front.
Apr 7 - 7:18 PM

Yonder Alonso hit his second homer of the year in a win over the Angels on Monday.

Alonso's solo blast came off J.C. Ramirez in the fourth inning. It's a strong beginning to his time with the Indians, as he now owns a .412 on-base percentage and .786 slugging percentage on the year. Yes, the sample size is small, but it's still nice to see after the (mostly) good things we saw in 2017.
Apr 3 - 2:00 AM

Yonder Alonso thumped a grand slam to spearhead a 6-5 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

His blast off starter James Paxton gave his club a big early lead they would never relinquish. He also walked twice and scored twice in the ballgame. The bomb and RBIs were Alonso's first of the young season. The new Indians first baseman had an unexpected breakout with the Athletics and Mariners last year -- he broke his career high of nine homers by cranking 28 of them in 2017.
Mar 31 - 8:03 PM

Yonder Alonso went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Alonso signed on with the Indians on a two-year, $16 million contract shortly before this past Christmas. His was an inauspicious regular-season debut versus the M's, though he was far from alone in the offensive futility on Thursday. As a team, the Tribe managed just five hits, only one of which (a Lonnie Chisenhall double) went for extra bases. Alonso hit .266/.365/.501 with 28 homers and 67 RBI in 142 games last year while splitting time between the A's and Mariners.
Mar 30 - 1:01 AM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 and popped his seventh longball of the spring in a 6-1 Cactus League victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

He leads all hitters in spring training homers so far and has a 1.390 OPS in Cactus League play. Alonso broke out in the first half of last season only to struggle down the stretch. The Indians' new first baseman seems to have his stroke in peak form with less than a week to go before Opening Day.
Mar 24 - 12:50 AM

Yonder Alonso went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers in Monday's Cactus League game against the Giants.

Alonso opened the afternoon's scoring with a three-run homer in the top of the first inning off Giants starter Johnny Cueto and then he got to Cueto again for a solo shot in the top of the fifth. Alonso is now 15-for-42 (.357) this spring with four home runs and nine RBI in 16 games. He signed a two-year, $16 million free agent contract with the Indians in late December and should carry a good amount of fantasy value as their primary first baseman.
Mar 19 - 6:20 PM

Yonder Alonso hit his second homer of the spring in a loss to the Cubs in the Cactus League on Wednesday.

Homers are always great, but it's particularly nice to see Alonso hit a homer against Jose Quintana; one of the best left-handed hurlers in baseball. The 30-year-old first baseman is coming off his best professional season, but much of the damage was done in the first two months. Hitting in a quality lineup for the first time in his career, he could put up solid numbers again in 2018.
Mar 7 - 11:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Rajai Davis
3Greg Allen
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Josh Tomlin
6Danny Salazar
7Ryan Merritt
8Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Evan Marshall
8Oliver Drake
9Neil Ramirez