2013 ZiPS Projections – Arizona Diamondbacks

Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.

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Batters
For Bill James, it was basically a mantra: a club’s shortcomings are frequently attributed to that same club’s best player, despite the fact that he is, by definition, least to blame for those shortcomings. The object of constant trade rumors, outfielder Justin Upton likely remains (according to ZiPS, at least) either the first- or second-best (behind Miguel Montero) field player on the Diamondbacks. Upton enters his age-25 season having produced almost precisely 12 wins above replacement over the last three years. Indeed, since 2002, only 10 other players with significant outfield experience have recorded as many as 10 wins between the ages of 22 and 24.

Here’s what they did in their respective age-25 seasons:


Name Team PA AVG OBP SLG BABIP wRC+ WAR
Albert Pujols Cardinals 700 .330 .430 .609 .316 167 8.2
Andrew McCutchen Pirates 673 .327 .400 .553 .375 158 7.4
Grady Sizemore Indians 745 .268 .374 .502 .290 131 7.4
B.J. Upton Rays 610 .237 .322 .424 .304 107 4.1
Adam Dunn Reds 671 .247 .387 .540 .279 137 3.4
Carl Crawford Devil Rays 627 .315 .355 .466 .374 116 3.3
Miguel Cabrera Tigers 684 .292 .349 .537 .310 129 2.8
Jay Bruce Reds 633 .252 .327 .514 .283 119 2.4
Nick Markakis Orioles 711 .293 .347 .453 .317 107 2.3
Matt Kemp Dodgers 668 .249 .310 .450 .295 105 0.5
Averages 672 .281 .360 .505 .314 128 4.2

Here’s a necessary caveat regarding those numbers: Upton might skew more towards the bottom of the list than the top of it. Here’s another: the Arizona front office obviously has more information regarding Upton than anyone else. Still, given the data here and his projection below, Upton appears more than likely to produce an above-average season in 2013.

Pitchers
The author recently made a comment, with regard to certain members of the Cincinnati starting rotation, that ZiPS was particularly optimistic about their projected innings totals, which sat at around 190-195 innings apiece. Could ZiPS talk — and were it also to affect the mannerisms of a 6-year-old — it would probably say something like, “Reds rotation, Schmeds schmotation.” Because the D-backs have a pair of starters, Ian Kennedy and Trevor Cahill, who’re projected to throw over 200 innings, is why — and to produce eight wins between them, as well.

While certain of Kevin Towers’ moves have been curious — including the one that brought Heath Bell to the Diamondbacks this offseason — it’s also the case that he’s demonstrated the ability to construct bullpens out of little to nothing. A couple years ago, Arizona had the worst bullpen in the league by kinda a lot. More recently, they haven’t. Some of that is regression; some of it is also Kevin Towers.

Bench/Prospects
According to ZiPS, there’s a good chance that entirely cost-controlled outfielder Adam Eaton could be a more valuable major leaguer in 2013, given the chance, than Cody Ross, to whom Arizona recently gave a three-year, $26 million contract. It is, of course, still possible — if Kevin Towers is able to trade Justin Upton — that both Eaton and Ross will play in the D-backs’ outfield this summer. In either case, it would seem wise to give a job to Eaton, who’s only barely outprojected by very popular Texas prospects Mike Olt and Jurickson Profar.

Depth Chart
Here’s a rough depth chart for the D-backs, with rounded projected WAR totals for each player (click to embiggen):

Dbacks Depth

Ballpark graphic courtesy Eephus League. Credit to MLB Depth Charts for roster information.

Batters, Counting Stats

Player B Age PO PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS
Justin Upton R 25 RF 660 96 159 31 5 24 83 19 9
Miguel Montero L 29 C 506 53 118 25 2 14 73 0 1
Aaron Hill R 31 2B 624 74 155 33 3 20 78 11 5
Adam Eaton L 24 CF 719 87 174 37 7 7 61 33 14
Paul Goldschmidt R 25 1B 645 77 147 36 2 26 92 12 2
Cliff Pennington B 29 SS 541 63 126 26 5 8 50 19 7
Didi Gregorius L 23 SS 550 57 139 23 10 7 58 5 8
Jason Kubel L 31 LF 515 59 120 26 3 24 85 1 1
Cody Ross R 32 LF 517 65 122 29 1 19 74 4 2
Gerardo Parra L 26 CF 509 57 126 23 6 8 47 13 5
Matt Davidson R 22 3B 630 65 136 30 3 18 76 2 3
Chris Owings R 21 SS 613 57 143 26 5 13 53 10 6
Chris Johnson R 28 3B 541 56 132 29 4 15 81 4 1
Kila Ka’aihue L 29 1B 503 54 105 25 1 17 64 1 1
Brent Clevlen R 29 CF 320 32 69 14 3 8 37 4 1
Matt Mangini L 27 3B 431 47 105 19 2 7 53 3 1
Taylor Harbin R 27 2B 573 53 133 30 3 7 54 11 5
Eric Chavez L 35 3B 202 19 47 9 0 7 28 0 0
A.J. Pollock R 25 CF 552 59 135 27 4 5 46 19 7
Henry Blanco R 41 C 77 7 17 3 0 3 11 1 0
John McDonald R 38 SS 216 17 50 9 1 4 22 1 2
Tuffy Gosewisch R 29 C 369 30 77 20 1 6 35 1 2
Josh Wilson R 32 SS 370 37 80 20 3 4 32 4 2
Eric Hinske L 35 1B 204 20 42 10 1 7 27 0 0
Brad Snyder L 31 RF 443 53 97 22 3 15 62 9 5
Geoff Blum B 40 3B 62 5 14 2 0 1 6 0 0
Lars Anderson L 25 1B 566 53 121 32 2 11 59 2 1
Wil Nieves R 35 C 204 16 44 6 0 3 16 1 1
Willie Bloomquist R 35 SS 325 38 81 13 4 2 22 10 8
Keon Broxton R 23 CF 588 56 121 18 3 9 44 20 11
Wladimir Sutil R 28 SS 393 40 86 15 0 1 25 11 7
Alfredo Marte R 24 RF 486 50 114 23 3 11 54 6 4
Tyler Graham R 29 LF 320 40 71 11 2 1 22 23 7
Ryan Budde R 33 C 228 17 38 8 1 3 18 1 1
Ryan Strieby R 27 1B 496 46 93 20 1 15 55 2 1
Jonathan Griffin R 24 1B 612 55 132 18 1 17 64 2 0
Mark Teahen L 31 1B 389 38 85 19 2 4 36 4 3

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Batters, Rates and Averages

Player PA BB% K% ISO BABIP BA OBP SLG wOBA
Justin Upton 660 10.0% 22.0% .195 .325 .275 .355 .470 .352
Miguel Montero 506 10.5% 20.4% .161 .317 .267 .354 .428 .335
Aaron Hill 624 6.7% 13.0% .173 .285 .271 .326 .444 .330
Adam Eaton 719 8.5% 15.9% .114 .326 .275 .358 .389 .331
Paul Goldschmidt 645 10.2% 27.0% .208 .324 .259 .338 .467 .345
Cliff Pennington 541 7.4% 17.4% .122 .303 .258 .315 .380 .303
Didi Gregorius 550 4.5% 16.2% .125 .314 .271 .306 .396 .294
Jason Kubel 515 9.1% 23.3% .225 .298 .260 .328 .485 .342
Cody Ross 517 7.5% 21.9% .188 .302 .260 .321 .448 .329
Gerardo Parra 509 7.5% 18.5% .127 .326 .273 .331 .400 .307
Matt Davidson 630 7.1% 26.3% .158 .303 .239 .305 .397 .304
Chris Owings 613 2.8% 27.2% .127 .318 .244 .269 .371 .276
Chris Johnson 541 4.8% 24.2% .163 .321 .261 .301 .424 .310
Kila Ka’aihue 503 10.9% 21.5% .177 .275 .238 .323 .415 .318
Brent Clevlen 320 7.2% 30.9% .151 .324 .235 .292 .386 .294
Matt Mangini 431 5.3% 23.7% .109 .331 .260 .304 .369 .293
Taylor Harbin 573 3.8% 17.8% .106 .290 .247 .282 .353 .276
Eric Chavez 202 7.9% 19.3% .164 .286 .257 .312 .421 .311
A.J. Pollock 552 5.4% 15.9% .097 .307 .264 .305 .361 .292
Henry Blanco 77 7.8% 24.7% .169 .286 .239 .299 .408 .312
John McDonald 216 5.1% 13.4% .114 .272 .249 .290 .363 .271
Tuffy Gosewisch 369 4.9% 20.9% .117 .273 .226 .275 .343 .270
Josh Wilson 370 4.6% 22.4% .111 .295 .233 .280 .344 .273
Eric Hinske 204 9.3% 26.0% .180 .282 .230 .304 .410 .305
Brad Snyder 443 6.3% 30.2% .179 .312 .237 .287 .416 .300
Geoff Blum 62 6.5% 12.9% .087 .265 .246 .290 .333 .264
Lars Anderson 566 9.5% 24.4% .137 .306 .240 .314 .377 .303
Wil Nieves 204 4.4% 19.1% .079 .275 .233 .269 .312 .245
Willie Bloomquist 325 4.6% 14.8% .088 .306 .265 .299 .353 .280
Keon Broxton 588 6.8% 31.6% .095 .322 .224 .280 .319 .265
Wladimir Sutil 393 5.9% 12.0% .050 .272 .241 .294 .291 .259
Alfredo Marte 486 4.5% 21.4% .136 .301 .251 .293 .387 .294
Tyler Graham 320 5.3% 20.0% .062 .304 .241 .293 .303 .271
Ryan Budde 228 7.5% 34.6% .091 .276 .184 .247 .275 .233
Ryan Strieby 496 8.1% 31.9% .149 .281 .207 .278 .356 .279
Jonathan Griffin 612 6.4% 25.5% .126 .289 .234 .283 .360 .281
Mark Teahen 389 6.9% 24.4% .098 .312 .238 .294 .336 .276

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Batters, Assorted Other

Player PA RC/27 OPS+ Def WAR No.1 Comp
Justin Upton 660 6.2 118 3 3.4 Chili Davis
Miguel Montero 506 5.5 108 2 3.4 Dave Nilsson
Aaron Hill 624 5.4 104 3 3.2 Travis Fryman
Adam Eaton 719 5.3 100 0 2.8 Chad Curtis
Paul Goldschmidt 645 5.9 113 -2 2.3 Derrek Lee
Cliff Pennington 541 4.5 85 2 1.9 Nelson Liriano
Didi Gregorius 550 4.2 86 5 1.9 Bill Spiers
Jason Kubel 515 5.8 114 -4 1.6 Brian Daubach
Cody Ross 517 5.3 103 0 1.4 David McCarty
Gerardo Parra 509 5.0 95 -3 1.4 Jerry Mumphrey
Matt Davidson 630 4.2 86 -2 1.1 Scott Moore
Chris Owings 613 3.5 69 4 0.9 Tony Perezchica
Chris Johnson 541 4.7 91 -10 0.6 Bobby Knoop
Kila Ka’aihue 503 4.7 96 -1 0.6 Bob Tumpane
Brent Clevlen 320 4.0 79 2 0.6 Damon Mashore
Matt Mangini 431 4.1 79 -1 0.6 Scott Livingstone
Taylor Harbin 573 3.6 69 4 0.6 Jace Brewer
Eric Chavez 202 4.8 94 -1 0.6 Vern Stephens
A.J. Pollock 552 4.2 78 -2 0.5 Bruce Fields
Henry Blanco 77 4.5 87 1 0.4 Jim Hegan
John McDonald 216 3.6 73 1 0.4 Rene Gonzales
Tuffy Gosewisch 369 3.2 64 0 0.3 Brandon Marsters
Josh Wilson 370 3.4 66 -2 0.1 Kelly Dransfeldt
Eric Hinske 204 4.4 89 -1 0.0 Tom Wilson
Brad Snyder 443 4.2 85 -2 0.0 Jalal Leach
Geoff Blum 62 3.5 66 0 0.0 Gene Michael
Lars Anderson 566 4.2 84 -1 0.0 Barry Miller
Wil Nieves 204 2.9 55 -1 -0.2 Frank Charles
Willie Bloomquist 325 3.7 74 -6 -0.2 Jamey Carroll
Keon Broxton 588 3.1 60 3 -0.3 Mike Murphy
Wladimir Sutil 393 3.0 57 -2 -0.3 Jarrett Stotts
Alfredo Marte 486 4.0 80 -3 -0.4 Bill McCarthy
Tyler Graham 320 3.5 60 1 -0.4 Steve Bieser
Ryan Budde 228 2.2 40 -1 -0.4 Chad Moeller
Ryan Strieby 496 3.4 68 0 -0.9 Mike Glendenning
Jonathan Griffin 612 3.6 71 -1 -1.0 Mike Snyder
Mark Teahen 389 3.4 68 -5 -1.3 Orsino Hill

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Pitchers, Counting Stats

Player T Age G GS IP SO BB HR H R ER
Ian Kennedy R 28 32 32 201.3 178 56 24 192 89 83
Trevor Cahill R 25 32 32 200.3 152 69 20 191 92 86
Wade Miley L 26 31 29 180.0 131 47 17 184 83 78
Patrick Corbin L 23 32 29 176.7 140 51 20 184 89 83
Brandon McCarthy R 29 20 19 118.7 87 23 12 123 55 51
Daniel Hudson R 26 19 19 118.3 95 28 13 123 58 54
Josh Collmenter R 27 29 19 122.7 95 33 15 124 60 56
David Hernandez R 28 68 0 65.7 84 26 5 51 24 22
David Holmberg L 21 26 26 149.0 106 49 20 161 83 78
Tyler Skaggs L 21 27 27 141.7 120 57 20 149 80 75
J.J. Putz R 36 54 0 49.7 58 12 4 41 17 16
Brad Ziegler R 33 66 0 58.0 42 20 4 56 25 23
Andrew Chafin L 23 30 22 118.7 109 78 14 114 68 64
Matt Lindstrom R 33 54 0 51.3 42 15 4 51 22 21
Heath Bell R 35 62 0 58.7 54 22 5 56 27 25
Matt Reynolds L 28 70 0 58.3 58 18 7 55 27 25
Tony Sipp L 29 66 0 57.0 60 26 8 50 28 26
Chase Anderson R 25 19 15 80.0 56 27 12 87 47 44
Charles Brewer R 25 22 22 117.7 80 38 20 133 74 69
Eury De La Rosa L 23 50 0 56.3 45 21 7 58 30 28
Takashi Saito R 43 25 0 20.7 17 7 3 21 11 10
Brad Bergesen R 27 36 15 120.7 67 40 18 138 76 71
Bo Schultz R 27 35 0 46.0 29 24 4 50 27 25
Joe Paterson L 27 57 0 47.7 37 22 6 51 28 26
Evan Marshall R 23 39 0 43.3 24 17 5 48 26 24
Daniel Cabrera R 32 17 15 78.3 42 40 11 91 54 50
Brett Tomko R 40 18 14 81.7 48 44 12 94 56 52
Garrett Mock R 30 31 4 47.7 38 31 7 52 32 30
Eric Smith R 24 37 11 90.0 46 67 8 104 62 58
Nelson Figueroa R 39 20 14 90.3 45 43 14 109 66 62
Starling Peralta R 22 18 16 80.3 55 47 17 94 62 58
Steve Garrison L 26 20 17 89.0 34 29 20 119 74 69

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Pitchers, Rates and Averages

Player IP TBF K% BB% BABIP ERA FIP ERA- FIP-
Ian Kennedy 201.3 852 20.9% 6.6% .288 3.71 3.85 89 93
Trevor Cahill 200.3 861 17.7% 8.0% .280 3.86 4.03 93 97
Wade Miley 180.0 771 17.0% 6.1% .292 3.90 3.72 94 89
Patrick Corbin 176.7 765 18.3% 6.7% .301 4.23 3.97 102 95
Brandon McCarthy 118.7 502 17.3% 4.6% .295 3.87 3.60 93 87
Daniel Hudson 118.3 506 18.8% 5.5% .300 4.11 3.70 99 89
Josh Collmenter 122.7 525 18.1% 6.3% .288 4.11 3.97 99 95
David Hernandez 65.7 274 30.6% 9.5% .295 3.02 2.76 73 66
David Holmberg 149.0 657 16.1% 7.5% .298 4.71 4.58 113 110
Tyler Skaggs 141.7 631 19.0% 9.0% .303 4.76 4.61 115 111
J.J. Putz 49.7 202 28.7% 5.9% .293 2.90 2.59 70 62
Brad Ziegler 58.0 250 16.8% 8.0% .284 3.57 3.42 86 82
Andrew Chafin 118.7 548 19.9% 14.2% .294 4.85 4.94 117 119
Matt Lindstrom 51.3 220 19.1% 6.8% .301 3.68 3.41 89 82
Heath Bell 58.7 254 21.3% 8.7% .296 3.84 3.44 92 83
Matt Reynolds 58.3 248 23.4% 7.3% .293 3.86 3.44 93 83
Tony Sipp 57.0 247 24.3% 10.5% .276 4.11 4.13 99 99
Chase Anderson 80.0 354 15.8% 7.6% .296 4.95 4.85 119 117
Charles Brewer 117.7 524 15.3% 7.3% .299 5.28 5.09 127 123
Eury De La Rosa 56.3 248 18.2% 8.5% .298 4.47 4.39 108 106
Takashi Saito 20.7 90 18.9% 7.8% .290 4.35 4.35 105 105
Brad Bergesen 120.7 540 12.4% 7.4% .293 5.30 5.02 128 121
Bo Schultz 46.0 212 13.7% 11.3% .305 4.89 4.66 118 112
Joe Paterson 47.7 216 17.1% 10.2% .306 4.91 4.75 118 114
Evan Marshall 43.3 195 12.3% 8.7% .295 4.98 4.73 120 114
Daniel Cabrera 78.3 366 11.5% 10.9% .300 5.74 5.57 138 134
Brett Tomko 81.7 383 12.5% 11.5% .299 5.73 5.59 138 135
Garrett Mock 47.7 226 16.8% 13.7% .308 5.66 5.55 136 134
Eric Smith 90.0 441 10.4% 15.2% .306 5.80 5.63 140 135
Nelson Figueroa 90.3 423 10.6% 10.2% .302 6.18 5.74 149 138
Starling Peralta 80.3 382 14.4% 12.3% .300 6.50 6.46 156 155
Steve Garrison 89.0 415 8.2% 7.0% .304 6.98 6.40 168 154

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Pitchers, Assorted Other

Player IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 ERA+ WAR No. 1 Comp
Ian Kennedy 201.3 7.96 2.50 1.07 112 4.3 Freddy Garcia
Trevor Cahill 200.3 6.83 3.10 0.90 108 3.9 Jon Garland
Wade Miley 180.0 6.55 2.35 0.85 107 3.4 Rick Honeycutt
Patrick Corbin 176.7 7.13 2.60 1.02 98 2.6 Joe Kennedy
Brandon McCarthy 118.7 6.60 1.74 0.91 108 2.3 Bill Wegman
Daniel Hudson 118.3 7.23 2.13 0.99 101 1.9 Justin Duchscherer
Josh Collmenter 122.7 6.97 2.42 1.10 101 1.9 Mark Clark
David Hernandez 65.7 11.51 3.56 0.68 138 1.4 Bryan Harvey
David Holmberg 149.0 6.40 2.96 1.21 88 1.3 Jason Jacome
Tyler Skaggs 141.7 7.62 3.62 1.27 87 1.2 Phil Norton
J.J. Putz 49.7 10.50 2.17 0.72 143 1.1 John Smoltz
Brad Ziegler 58.0 6.52 3.10 0.62 117 0.9 Dwight Bernard
Andrew Chafin 118.7 8.26 5.91 1.06 86 0.8 Juan Ovalles
Matt Lindstrom 51.3 7.37 2.63 0.70 113 0.7 Bryan Corey
Heath Bell 58.7 8.28 3.37 0.77 108 0.7 Doug Henry
Matt Reynolds 58.3 8.95 2.78 1.08 108 0.7 Eddie Guardado
Tony Sipp 57.0 9.47 4.11 1.26 101 0.5 Greg McCarthy
Chase Anderson 80.0 6.30 3.04 1.35 84 0.5 Tim Hamm
Charles Brewer 117.7 6.12 2.91 1.53 79 0.2 J.D. Smart
Eury De La Rosa 56.3 7.19 3.36 1.12 93 0.2 Ray Beasley
Takashi Saito 20.7 7.39 3.04 1.30 96 0.1 Jose Mesa
Brad Bergesen 120.7 5.00 2.98 1.34 79 0.0 Larry Shikles
Bo Schultz 46.0 5.67 4.70 0.78 85 -0.1 Ken Wright
Joe Paterson 47.7 6.98 4.15 1.13 85 -0.1 Ken Vining
Evan Marshall 43.3 4.99 3.53 1.04 83 -0.1 Steve Barber
Daniel Cabrera 78.3 4.83 4.60 1.26 72 -0.3 Russ Ortiz
Brett Tomko 81.7 5.29 4.85 1.32 73 -0.3 Ed Riley
Garrett Mock 47.7 7.17 5.85 1.32 73 -0.3 Chuck Smith
Eric Smith 90.0 4.60 6.70 0.80 72 -0.6 Tim Byron
Nelson Figueroa 90.3 4.49 4.29 1.40 67 -0.9 Burleigh Grimes
Starling Peralta 80.3 6.16 5.27 1.91 64 -1.1 Matt Goodson
Steve Garrison 89.0 3.44 2.93 2.02 60 -1.7 Omar Daal

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Disclaimer: ZiPS projections are computer-based projections of performance. Performances have not been allocated to predicted playing time in the majors — many of the players listed above are unlikely to play in the majors at all in 2012. ZiPS is projecting equivalent production — a .240 ZiPS projection may end up being .280 in AAA or .300 in AA, for example. Whether or not a player will play is one of many non-statistical factors one has to take into account when predicting the future.

Players are listed with their most recent teams unless Dan has made a mistake. This is very possible as a lot of minor-league signings are generally unreported in the offseason.

ZiPS is projecting based on the AL having a 4.09 ERA and the NL having a 3.92 ERA.

Players that are expected to be out due to injury are still projected. More information is always better than less information and a computer isn’t what should be projecting the injury status of, for example, a pitcher with Tommy John surgery.

Regarding ERA+ vs. ERA- (and FIP+ vs. FIP-) and the differences therein: as Patriot notes here, they are not simply mirror images of each other. Writes Patriot: “ERA+ does not tell you that a pitcher’s ERA was X% less or more than the league’s ERA. It tells you that the league’s ERA was X% less or more than the pitcher’s ERA.”

Both hitters and pitchers are ranked by projected WAR.




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18 Responses to “2013 ZiPS Projections – Arizona Diamondbacks”

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  1. BobbyS says:

    I think this means Adam Eaton should have to do the Chad Curtis crow hop somersault when making a throw to the plate.

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  2. gore51 says:

    Hey Dan,

    For the DMB guys is there any news of the spreadsheet with full defensive ratings, ODDIBE, full batting/pitching lines etc. etc. etc.?

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  3. philosofool says:

    I’m curious: why the uptick in Goldschmidt’s strike out rate? Is it just the weight put on a his large A+ totals in 2010? I can see a rise given his history, but ZiPS seems to think that 2011 was basically a fluke.

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    • It’s effectively the midpoint between his 2012 and what his 2011 + translations suggest.

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      • BaseClogger says:

        No, it’s not. It is 4.9% higher than his 2012, which means his 2011 K% would have needed to be 31.4%. But we already know his MLB K% that year was 29.9% in limited playing time, and it was only 20.1% in AA. Is the translation from AA that significant (it would have to be close to 35%)?

        Plus, there should be greater weighting to a 25 year-old’s first full season in the Majors.

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  4. Sam says:

    Cahill: 200 IP, 93 ERA-, 97 FIP-, 3.9 WAR
    Parker: 196 IP, 94 ERA-, 88 FIP-, 3.0 WAR

    Where does that extra win come from?

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  5. jfree says:

    I nominate Upton as the “least likely to have an accurate projection next year”.

    Either he gets traded and, in relief that he’s out of Arizona, breaks out and wins an MVP. Or he’s traded and suffers through a year of adjustment. Or he stays in Arizona and whatever poison seems to exist between ownership and him makes his game suffer. Or he stays and gets really annoyed and pulls a McEnroe and hits like a demon.

    One extreme or the other.

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  6. evo34 says:

    Any news as to when Oliver projections will be launched on the site?

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  7. Radivel says:

    Well Carson, it looks like Kevin Towers read your article and was like, “Oh man, he just did the writeup on us, now it’s time to mess up his day by making a move.”

    He sure got you. Got you good.

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  8. shoewizard says:

    I wonder if any chance to get A Martin Prado projection in AZ.

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