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Jensen Lewis is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher, playing parts of four seasons in the big leagues with the Cleveland Indians. Drafted 102nd overall in the 3rd round of the 2005 draft, he played 9 professional seasons altogether with the Tribe, Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs. Lewis amassed a career of 7-11 in 161 games, good for a 3.68 career ERA in 198 innings. He helped the Indians win the AL Central in 2007, becoming a key cog in their bullpen, on a postseason run that ended with a Game 7 loss to the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. Lewis went a perfect 13 for 13 in save opportunities with the Indians in 2008 as their closer and was nominated for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award in 2010. The award recognizes the player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field as well as representing the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions to their Clubs. A Vanderbilt University graduate with a BS in Communications, Lewis now works as a broadcast personality with Fox Sports and SportsTime Ohio in Cleveland. He continues to be involved in Cleveland Indians Charities providing support to the Cleveland community, making visits to local hospitals and participating in the annual Tyson Food Distribution event held before Thanksgiving. A diehard Cleveland fan his entire life, he still holds out hope that the Tribe & Browns championship droughts will come to an end during his lifetime.

Fantasy sports articles written by Jensen Lewis

Painting the Black: Chasing the Pennant

Jensen Lewis recalls his playoff experiences and projects both LCS's.

Painting the Black: The Wild Card Races

Jensen Lewis projects the winners and losers of the Wild Card races over the last 10 days of the season.

Painting the Black: The Bullpen Mentality

RotoWire's Jensen Lewis discusses the transformation of Carlos Carrasco this year, suggesting that his adoption of the 'bullpen mentality' has made him a successful starter.

Painting the Black: Ride 'Em or Reel 'Em In?

Jensen Lewis says that now is the time to go out and get the slumping Carlos Santana.

Painting the Black: Fantasy College Weekend Rotations

In honor of the College World Series beginning this weekend, Jensen Lewis compiles some of the best collegiate rotations out of pitchers currently in the majors from their alma maters.

Painting the Black: Stop the Madness!

Jensen Lewis begs, pleads and cajoles major league teams to have some patience with their closers, demonstrating the overwhelming advantage that teams have with a stable closer.

Painting the Black: Four Pivotal Pitchers

Will David Price be traded before the deadline? Jensen Lewis discusses his four most pivotal starting pitcher trade targets.

Painting the Black: Catching Fire

Jensen Lewis identifies four potential catcher free agent pickups, and identifies three others to trade for, including A.J. Pierzynski in his new digs in Boston.

Painting the Black: Waiver Ideas

Jensen Lewis tells you to pick up Trevor Bauer before he gets the call from the Indians to replace Carlos Carrasco.

Painting the Black: Closing Epidemic

Jensen Lewis wonders why teams are pulling the plug so early on their closers this season, particularly in Milwaukee and Oakland.

Painting the Black: Bust a Move? Not These Four

Evan Gattis has a great opportunity to be the Braves' everyday starting catcher, but Jensen Lewis is skeptical that it will work out.

Painting the Black: Four NL Players to Watch

Jensen Lewis is a big fan of The Beast - Jeff Samardzija. See who else makes his NL watchlist.

Painting the Black: Four AL Players To Watch

Count Jensen Lewis among the legion of fantasy players on the Sonny Gray bandwagon.

Painting the Black: Five Setup Men To Watch

Jensen Lewis suggests that more has changed with Carlos Marmol than his location.

Painting the Black: Closing Time Comes Early This Spring

Jensen Lewis breaks down six of the major closing battles this spring, including the Rangers, who will feature Neftali Feliz (pictured) and Joakim Soria.

Breaking Down the Indians' Bullpen

Jensen Lewis, seen here in his pitching days with the Indians, now does broadcasting work for the team and has started to write for RotoWire. His first article discusses the Indians' rebuilt bullpen.