2014 ZiPS Projections – Chicago White Sox

After having typically appeared in the entirely venerable pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections were released at FanGraphs last year. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Chicago White Sox. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski.

Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Cincinnati / Cleveland / Colorado / Detroit / Los Angeles NL / Miami / Minnesota / New York AL / New York NL / Philadelphia / San Diego / Seattle / St. Louis / Tampa Bay.

Batters
Despite having performed no rigorous analysis on the matter, the author nevertheless feels comfortable asserting that it’s difficult for a club that features just one above-average hitter — it’s difficult for that sort of club to win very much. Unfortunately, barring any sort of further offseason acquisitions, this appears to be the sort of club with which the Chicago White Sox enter the 2014 season. According to ZiPS, the next-best projected batting line after Cuban emigre Jose Abreu‘s 129 OPS+ is the 97 OPS+ shared both by Adam Dunn and Avisail Garcia.

That Cuban emigre Jose Abreu’s No. 1 comp is Paul Konerko might amuse the reader — on account of Konerko is more or less the player whom Abreu is replacing, that is. This particular comparison also serves as a pretense upon which to remind the reader that all comparable players pertain only to the age-season into which the projected player is entering. So, for example, the season of interest regarding Konerko as it pertains to Abreu is the former’s age-27 one — which, besides a deflated BABIP, wasn’t a bad one.

Pitchers
The best player on the White Sox, by kinda a lot, is Chris Sale. Indeed, a brief inspection of the 19 clubs now having been considered in this ongoing release of ZiPS reveals that only one other pitcher has received a projected WAR value as high as Sale’s: Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander (whose projection one can find here). Whatever the concerns about Sale’s durability, only 17 pitchers have recorded as many innings as him over the last two seasons — hardly any of them as effectively as Sale.

Note that, in the depth-chart graphic below, starting pitchers are ordered not by their most likely spot in the rotation, but by their projected ZiPS WAR. Note also that there’s probably a case to be made for including Andre Rienzo instead of Felipe Paulino. Ultimately, both might appear in the rotation. For, as Jeff Sullivan recently noted, fifth starters still don’t exist, really.

Bench/Prospects
Because he was selected in the Rule 5 draft, Adrian Nieto must either remain on the White Sox’ 25-man roster or be returned to the club from which he was taken (in this case, the Washington Nationals). Per ZiPS, at least, the best catching combination would be to start Josh Phegley and let either Flowers or Nieto back him up. This seems improbable, however. Elsewhere, infielder Marcus Semien appears qualified to produce wins at more or less a league-average rate — a rarity on this edition of the White Sox.

Depth Chart
Below is a rough depth chart for the present incarnation of the White Sox, with rounded projected WAR totals for each player. For caveats regarding WAR values see disclaimer at bottom of post. Click to embiggen image.

White Sox Depth

Ballpark graphic courtesy Eephus League. Depth charts constructed by way of those listed here at site and author’s own haphazard reasoning.

Batters, Counting Stats

Player B Age PO PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS
Jose Abreu R 27 1B 538 79 127 23 1 26 65 2 5
Alexei Ramirez R 32 SS 650 67 164 32 3 9 56 18 8
Marcus Semien R 23 SS 629 86 135 28 4 15 66 15 6
Alejandro De Aza L 30 CF 634 81 152 28 5 13 56 22 11
Josh Phegley R 26 C 460 48 106 20 1 13 53 2 1
Matt Davidson R 23 3B 600 66 126 26 2 21 68 2 2
Adam Eaton L 25 CF 562 71 123 22 4 6 43 22 8
Gordon Beckham R 27 2B 528 60 121 25 1 10 41 5 3
Trayce Thompson R 23 CF 597 72 116 22 4 21 68 17 6
Avisail Garcia R 23 RF 541 66 144 15 6 15 59 11 7
Jordan Danks L 27 CF 453 49 92 16 3 10 37 12 4
Conor Gillaspie L 26 3B 516 56 117 18 4 12 50 2 3
Hector Gimenez B 31 C 262 27 53 12 1 8 34 1 0
Adrian Nieto B 24 C 408 44 77 16 1 10 40 3 2
Tyler Flowers R 28 C 298 31 54 11 0 11 28 1 1
Jake Elmore R 27 2B 510 56 108 18 3 5 38 16 10
Leury Garcia B 23 2B 421 41 97 11 5 4 26 25 8
Dayan Viciedo R 25 LF 569 60 138 24 2 19 69 1 1
Tyler Saladino R 24 SS 537 58 105 18 3 10 45 18 8
Adam Dunn L 34 DH 543 61 95 16 0 28 77 1 1
Jeff Keppinger R 34 2B 448 45 115 16 1 7 42 1 1
Alex Liddi R 25 3B 549 72 114 24 3 18 67 8 4
Bryan Anderson L 27 C 341 32 65 13 1 8 30 1 0
DeWayne Wise L 36 CF 221 23 47 9 2 5 18 9 3
Miguel Gonzalez R 23 C 250 22 53 8 1 2 17 2 1
Cody Puckett R 27 3B 462 50 95 18 1 17 55 8 3
Carlos Sanchez B 22 2B 552 52 127 20 3 1 31 18 11
Dan Black B 26 1B 575 65 121 24 2 17 65 5 3
Paul Konerko R 38 1B 504 46 118 16 0 15 56 0 0
Jaime Pedroza B 27 SS 376 33 73 12 2 7 30 5 3
Blake Tekotte L 27 CF 444 47 83 20 3 10 39 15 9
Denis Phipps R 28 CF 498 52 99 22 2 11 45 8 4
Angel Sanchez R 30 3B 304 32 65 9 1 2 24 3 1
Keenyn Walker B 23 RF 530 55 91 15 4 5 33 33 15
Jared Mitchell L 25 LF 479 47 70 14 4 10 36 13 6

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Batters, Rates and Averages

Player PA BB% K% ISO BABIP BA OBP SLG wOBA
Jose Abreu 538 10.6% 17.1% .221 .288 .273 .364 .494 .371
Alexei Ramirez 650 4.3% 11.5% .107 .293 .269 .304 .376 .296
Marcus Semien 629 10.0% 21.1% .145 .292 .243 .323 .388 .316
Alejandro De Aza 634 7.1% 19.2% .135 .314 .265 .323 .400 .314
Josh Phegley 460 3.9% 18.7% .142 .276 .245 .281 .387 .291
Matt Davidson 600 8.8% 30.7% .174 .314 .236 .312 .410 .316
Adam Eaton 562 9.1% 18.1% .097 .304 .251 .338 .348 .310
Gordon Beckham 528 6.8% 16.5% .119 .290 .254 .314 .373 .301
Trayce Thompson 597 7.9% 32.2% .174 .291 .217 .287 .391 .300
Avisail Garcia 541 4.1% 20.9% .141 .334 .282 .316 .423 .321
Jordan Danks 453 9.5% 30.9% .129 .323 .229 .307 .358 .296
Conor Gillaspie 516 8.3% 17.6% .133 .286 .252 .313 .385 .302
Hector Gimenez 262 7.3% 26.7% .159 .276 .223 .280 .382 .288
Adrian Nieto 408 9.1% 32.1% .131 .295 .211 .285 .342 .280
Tyler Flowers 298 8.7% 34.9% .166 .287 .205 .290 .371 .292
Jake Elmore 510 9.6% 16.5% .088 .285 .242 .321 .330 .289
Leury Garcia 421 5.2% 24.9% .084 .329 .249 .291 .333 .279
Dayan Viciedo 569 5.8% 20.9% .162 .304 .262 .311 .424 .321
Tyler Saladino 537 8.8% 25.0% .113 .283 .221 .296 .334 .283
Adam Dunn 543 13.6% 34.4% .216 .267 .205 .317 .421 .322
Jeff Keppinger 448 5.1% 7.6% .093 .284 .276 .314 .369 .299
Alex Liddi 549 6.7% 31.9% .167 .306 .226 .282 .393 .294
Bryan Anderson 341 8.2% 28.2% .127 .277 .211 .282 .338 .276
DeWayne Wise 221 4.1% 25.8% .134 .284 .225 .262 .359 .276
Miguel Gonzalez 250 6.4% 20.8% .071 .291 .233 .287 .304 .263
Cody Puckett 462 5.8% 26.8% .167 .269 .222 .271 .389 .290
Carlos Sanchez 552 5.4% 18.3% .058 .310 .251 .298 .309 .267
Dan Black 575 9.4% 25.4% .154 .294 .236 .310 .390 .307
Paul Konerko 504 8.3% 14.7% .134 .280 .260 .327 .394 .317
Jaime Pedroza 376 8.2% 28.5% .109 .293 .216 .287 .325 .273
Blake Tekotte 444 8.1% 30.9% .141 .290 .209 .282 .350 .279
Denis Phipps 498 7.2% 30.5% .129 .299 .218 .280 .347 .279
Angel Sanchez 304 7.2% 13.2% .062 .270 .237 .298 .299 .267
Keenyn Walker 530 9.8% 36.2% .081 .317 .195 .283 .276 .258
Jared Mitchell 479 9.8% 46.1% .123 .309 .165 .256 .288 .247

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Batters, Assorted Other

Player PA RC/27 OPS+ Def zWAR No.1 Comp
Jose Abreu 538 6.5 129 -3 2.3 Paul Konerko
Alexei Ramirez 650 4.3 82 5 2.1 Bill Russell
Marcus Semien 629 4.5 91 -6 1.9 Jay Bell
Alejandro De Aza 634 4.8 94 -3 1.7 Randy Winn
Josh Phegley 460 3.9 78 4 1.6 Rod Barajas
Matt Davidson 600 4.5 93 -3 1.5 Mark Reynolds
Adam Eaton 562 4.4 86 -1 1.5 Jeremy Reed
Gordon Beckham 528 4.2 85 -1 1.0 Tim Dulin
Trayce Thompson 597 4.0 81 -1 0.9 Chad Hermansen
Avisail Garcia 541 5.0 97 0 0.9 Raul Mondesi
Jordan Danks 453 4.0 79 1 0.9 Kevin Koslofski
Conor Gillaspie 516 4.3 87 -2 0.8 Peter Ciofrone
Hector Gimenez 262 3.8 76 0 0.7 Chad Moeller
Adrian Nieto 408 3.3 69 -1 0.6 David Ross
Tyler Flowers 298 3.6 77 -2 0.6 Sal Fasano
Jake Elmore 510 3.7 76 1 0.6 Peter Peltz
Leury Garcia 421 3.7 68 5 0.6 Juan Bell
Dayan Viciedo 569 4.8 96 -3 0.6 Mark Quinn
Tyler Saladino 537 3.5 70 -1 0.5 Adam Davis
Adam Dunn 543 4.5 97 0 0.5 Jeromy Burnitz
Jeff Keppinger 448 4.3 84 -4 0.3 Jerry Adair
Alex Liddi 549 3.9 80 -4 0.3 Steve Kiefer
Bryan Anderson 341 3.3 66 -3 0.1 Matt Garrick
DeWayne Wise 221 3.4 66 1 0.1 Gerald Williams
Miguel Gonzalez 250 3.1 60 -1 0.0 Jeff Tackett
Cody Puckett 462 3.7 75 -4 0.0 Seth Johnston
Carlos Sanchez 552 3.2 64 4 0.0 Mike Sharperson
Dan Black 575 4.3 87 0 -0.2 Thomas Hubbard
Paul Konerko 504 4.7 94 -5 -0.3 Eric Karros
Jaime Pedroza 376 3.2 65 -5 -0.4 Doug Baker
Blake Tekotte 444 3.3 69 -3 -0.4 Colin Porter
Denis Phipps 498 3.4 68 -4 -0.5 Wil Culmer
Angel Sanchez 304 3.2 62 -3 -0.5 Ed Romero
Keenyn Walker 530 2.7 52 3 -1.6 Bert Hunter
Jared Mitchell 479 2.4 47 4 -1.7 Scott Shores

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Pitchers, Counting Stats

Player T Age G GS IP SO BB HR H R ER
Chris Sale L 25 30 29 204.3 224 49 22 177 77 72
Jose Quintana L 25 33 32 187.7 151 58 21 185 89 83
Erik Johnson R 24 25 25 129.7 109 57 17 130 71 66
Eric Surkamp L 26 22 22 111.0 86 48 15 116 64 60
Nate Jones R 28 61 0 71.0 76 30 7 64 31 29
Felipe Paulino R 30 16 11 61.3 63 27 9 58 32 30
Andre Rienzo R 26 24 24 127.7 96 64 18 135 77 72
John Danks L 29 21 21 123.0 86 39 21 135 75 70
Matt Lindstrom R 34 61 0 52.7 42 18 4 52 24 22
Scott Downs L 38 55 0 37.3 31 16 3 36 17 16
Dylan Axelrod R 28 28 21 129.7 88 50 20 148 81 76
Ronald Belisario R 31 74 0 66.7 53 31 6 66 34 32
Jake Petricka R 26 48 0 68.0 56 43 6 68 36 34
Donnie Veal L 29 63 0 54.3 52 36 6 51 30 28
Zach Putnam R 26 40 0 49.3 39 23 6 51 28 26
Daniel Webb R 24 47 0 62.7 53 39 6 61 35 33
Taylor Thompson R 27 42 0 54.3 41 29 6 56 31 29
Nestor Molina R 25 22 14 82.3 52 28 14 98 56 52
Brian Omogrosso R 30 34 0 48.0 40 23 7 52 29 27
David Purcey L 32 44 0 51.0 41 36 6 51 31 29
Jairo Asencio R 31 48 0 50.3 46 26 8 52 31 29
Deunte Heath R 28 35 5 63.0 47 41 9 67 42 39
Frank De Los Santos L 26 39 3 59.3 30 31 8 69 40 37
Jeff Gray R 32 29 0 35.3 22 20 5 39 25 23
Tony Pena R 33 30 10 81.3 42 45 12 97 58 54
Ramon Troncoso R 31 48 0 58.0 36 31 9 65 40 37
Leyson Septimo L 28 37 0 39.7 36 45 6 39 30 28
Charlie Leesman L 27 24 21 107.3 85 71 19 122 80 75
Omar Poveda R 26 25 24 133.0 86 78 25 153 97 91
Simon Castro R 26 26 17 99.7 64 47 22 120 78 73

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Pitchers, Rates and Averages

Player IP TBF K% BB% BABIP ERA FIP ERA- FIP-
Chris Sale 204.3 839 26.7% 5.8% .291 3.17 3.23 75 77
Jose Quintana 187.7 806 18.7% 7.2% .287 3.98 3.99 95 95
Erik Johnson 129.7 576 18.9% 9.9% .293 4.58 4.72 109 112
Eric Surkamp 111.0 497 17.3% 9.7% .297 4.86 4.91 116 117
Nate Jones 71.0 307 24.8% 9.8% .297 3.68 3.60 88 86
Felipe Paulino 61.3 269 23.4% 10.0% .294 4.40 4.51 105 107
Andre Rienzo 127.7 582 16.5% 11.0% .295 5.08 5.21 121 124
John Danks 123.0 543 15.8% 7.2% .290 5.12 5.04 122 120
Matt Lindstrom 52.7 228 18.4% 7.9% .296 3.76 3.61 89 86
Scott Downs 37.3 164 18.9% 9.8% .292 3.86 3.78 92 90
Dylan Axelrod 129.7 587 15.0% 8.5% .303 5.28 5.11 126 122
Ronald Belisario 66.7 297 17.8% 10.4% .295 4.32 4.03 103 96
Jake Petricka 68.0 315 17.8% 13.7% .302 4.50 4.76 107 113
Donnie Veal 54.3 250 20.8% 14.4% .294 4.64 4.81 110 114
Zach Putnam 49.3 222 17.6% 10.4% .298 4.74 4.71 113 112
Daniel Webb 62.7 288 18.4% 13.5% .297 4.74 4.85 113 115
Taylor Thompson 54.3 248 16.5% 11.7% .298 4.80 4.88 114 116
Nestor Molina 82.3 373 13.9% 7.5% .308 5.68 5.38 135 128
Brian Omogrosso 48.0 219 18.3% 10.5% .306 5.06 4.92 120 117
David Purcey 51.0 240 17.1% 15.0% .294 5.12 5.35 122 127
Jairo Asencio 50.3 229 20.1% 11.4% .302 5.19 5.04 124 120
Deunte Heath 63.0 297 15.8% 13.8% .296 5.57 5.70 133 136
Frank De Los Santos 59.3 278 10.8% 11.2% .298 5.61 5.60 134 133
Jeff Gray 35.3 165 13.3% 12.1% .293 5.86 5.65 139 135
Tony Pena 81.3 386 10.9% 11.7% .303 5.98 5.92 142 141
Ramon Troncoso 58.0 270 13.3% 11.5% .293 5.74 5.67 137 135
Leyson Septimo 39.7 203 17.7% 22.2% .292 6.35 6.97 151 166
Charlie Leesman 107.3 515 16.5% 13.8% .310 6.29 6.12 150 146
Omar Poveda 133.0 630 13.7% 12.4% .296 6.16 6.24 147 148
Simon Castro 99.7 466 13.7% 10.1% .301 6.59 6.40 157 152

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Pitchers, Assorted Other

Player IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 ERA+ zWAR No. 1 Comp
Chris Sale 204.3 9.87 2.16 0.97 135 5.7 Greg Swindell
Jose Quintana 187.7 7.24 2.78 1.01 108 3.4 Mark Thurmond
Erik Johnson 129.7 7.56 3.96 1.18 94 1.4 Shawn Boskie
Eric Surkamp 111.0 6.97 3.89 1.22 88 0.8 Tom McGraw
Nate Jones 71.0 9.63 3.80 0.89 117 0.8 Terry Adams
Felipe Paulino 61.3 9.25 3.96 1.32 97 0.7 Peter Palermo
Andre Rienzo 127.7 6.77 4.51 1.27 84 0.6 Tom Edens
John Danks 123.0 6.29 2.85 1.54 84 0.5 Mike Maroth
Matt Lindstrom 52.7 7.17 3.07 0.68 114 0.5 Bryan Corey
Scott Downs 37.3 7.48 3.86 0.72 111 0.3 Brian Shouse
Dylan Axelrod 129.7 6.11 3.47 1.39 81 0.2 Jim Magrane
Ronald Belisario 66.7 7.15 4.18 0.81 99 0.2 Chad Paronto
Jake Petricka 68.0 7.41 5.69 0.79 95 0.0 Heathcliff Slocumb
Donnie Veal 54.3 8.62 5.97 0.99 92 -0.1 Kevin Tolar
Zach Putnam 49.3 7.12 4.20 1.10 90 -0.1 Casey Daigle
Daniel Webb 62.7 7.61 5.60 0.86 90 -0.1 Marc Pisciotta
Taylor Thompson 54.3 6.80 4.81 0.99 89 -0.2 Casey Daigle
Nestor Molina 82.3 5.69 3.06 1.53 75 -0.3 Doug Meiners
Brian Omogrosso 48.0 7.50 4.31 1.31 85 -0.3 Mark Small
David Purcey 51.0 7.24 6.35 1.06 84 -0.3 Sean Fesh
Jairo Asencio 50.3 8.23 4.65 1.43 83 -0.4 Doug Bochtler
Deunte Heath 63.0 6.71 5.86 1.29 77 -0.4 Jake Robbins
Frank De Los Santos 59.3 4.55 4.70 1.21 76 -0.5 Brian Adams
Jeff Gray 35.3 5.61 5.10 1.27 73 -0.6 Moe Burtschy
Tony Pena 81.3 4.65 4.98 1.33 72 -0.7 Hal Elliott
Ramon Troncoso 58.0 5.59 4.81 1.40 75 -0.8 Mike Sullivan
Leyson Septimo 39.7 8.16 10.20 1.36 67 -0.9 Tom Doyle
Charlie Leesman 107.3 7.13 5.96 1.59 68 -1.1 Steve Smyth
Omar Poveda 133.0 5.82 5.28 1.69 70 -1.1 Mark Rothey
Simon Castro 99.7 5.78 4.24 1.99 65 -1.4 Scott Shoemaker

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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 2014. 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 4.04 ERA and the NL having a 3.81 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 zWAR — which is to say, WAR values as calculated by Dan Szymborski, whose surname is spelled with a z. WAR values might differ slightly from those which appear in full release of ZiPS. Finally, Szymborski will advise anyone against — and might karate chop anyone guilty of — merely adding up WAR totals on depth chart to produce projected team WAR.




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  1. baycommuter says:

    Comp is great. Konerko to Abreu at spring training: You remind me of a younger me. If I was Cuban, spoke Spanish and was 40 pounds heavier. Ever try kielbasa?

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  2. KJ says:

    So will Semien start in the minors til an injury or be a bench/utility man?

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  3. here goes nothing says:

    Carson/Dan, why have the mostly-alphabetical projections left my beloved Oakland out of the fun? I’m checking every day looking for some love!

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  4. Johan Santa says:

    Carson! Love the articles but I have an idea:

    When listing the names of the comps, do you think it would be helpful to list the year of the season in question along with the player name? That way you wouldn’t need to keep explaining the “same age season of interest” thing for each team’s projection.

    (Plus it would save lazy readers like me from doing age calculations for every comp!)

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  5. Timeghoul says:

    My god this team is awful. Contender for worst record in MLB.

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  6. What’s the projection on how unwatchable games with Hawk Harrelson broadcasting will be?

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  7. Jason B says:

    Mark Sharpe(rson) is yet another contender for the coveted Johan Santa crown. Lots of John(ny)-come-lately’s.

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  8. DevinM says:

    I find the Avisail Garcia zip pretty good, for what he should do in the coming season. I was worried it would be lower. The defensive rating I’m pretty happy with as well.

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  9. bada bing says:

    Wow. That is ugly.

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  10. Matt says:

    Underrated again. No surprise. A lot of unprovens at the ML level, I get it. Projecting this team is exceedingly difficult as you can’t really project on potential alone. That said, the potential is there, tons of it, and I like this team a hell of a lot more than I liked last year’s team before the season started. Would put their ceiling at 85-87 wins, floor somewhere between 70-75. Will be an interesting year.

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    • MikeS says:

      The only way this team wins 85 games is if the rest of the American League gets a six month case of salmonella. Very difficult to win games if you never get on base. Even if Chris Sale starts 60 games.

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    • champion88 says:

      @Matt: As someone who absorbs all information, reads every chapter of BP and BA’s books, and watches every edition of MLB Tonight, I agree with you that an 85-87 win projection is a ceiling.

      The thing I don’t like is that it keeps the team stuck in no-man’s land. 70-85 wins is the worst place to be, as there is no hope of contending, yet usually costs money to be there.

      I do like the White Sox’s overall plan though as they have good position player prospects in place. Now they just need some pitching depth and they will be in business.

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  11. thevulture says:

    Abreu is underrated. Based on performance in the Cuban league he blows both Cespedes and Puig out of the water. The difference between Abreu and the latter two in the Cuban league would be similar to the difference between Frank Thomas and Ellis Burks.

    Between Abreu, Garcia, and Eaton, along with reduced ABs for Dunn and Konerko, I expect a vastly improved Sox offense.

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    • champion88 says:

      I’m not really worried about the offense too much.

      I’m worried about the rotation. When Erik Johnson or Felipe Paulino is your # 3 starter, you have serious problems.

      The White Sox offense will be good, but it won’t be so stratospherically good to carry the rotation they are planning on putting out there.

      They really need to sign Tanaka. With two aces at the top, you could be making a 2001 Diamondbacks’ team.

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  12. dave says:

    1B Andy Wilkins had a projection last year and had himself a solid year in the high minors this past season. Will he get a projection?

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