The Cleveland Indians sputtered through the month of August. Most of the team's players had below-average to downright disappointing months, and that shows in their 12-16 record over the month.
The Tribe finished the month on a five-game losing streak, yet they somehow sit just 3.5 games back of the fifth and final playoff spot in the American League.
In this article, we'll take a look at each player on the active roster—as of August 31—and assign their performance a grade. That means this list will include Jason Kubel and Matt Carson—we'll analyze Kubel's month with the Diamondbacks and Carson's month in Triple-A.
So, without further adieu, here are August grades for the Cleveland Indians 25-man roster.
All stats come courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted and are current through play on Aug. 31, 2013.
Active roster courtesy of Clevelandindians.com. List does not include those added to the 40-man roster after rosters expanded on Sept. 1, 2013.