2014 ZiPS Projections – Cleveland Indians

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 Cleveland Indians. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski.

Other Projections: Boston / Philadelphia / St. Louis.

Batters
Just as was the case in 2013, Cleveland is likely to enter 2014 with a number of useful players rotating between multiple positions. Carlos Santana, for example, will very probably make starts at catcher, first base, and DH — even moreso at the latter two positions if Yan Gomes is able to approximate his 2013 campaign. Nick Swisher, as he did this past season, will likely record starts at first and right and DH. Mike Aviles — again, despite not having a starting position, per se — is a candidate to make a number of appearances defensively at third and short.

As for right-handed-batting Ryan Raburn and Drew Stubbs, their roles are perhaps less clear than in the recently completed season — at least so long as both of them are employed by the Indians. While the former makes little enough ($2.25 million) for the club to retain him in merely an outfield platoon (in which role he posted a 2.5 WAR in 2013), Stubbs is projected to make about $1.5 million more than that via arbitration and is probably regarded by some teams as a possible starting option. Cleveland tendered him a contract recently, but it wouldn’t be surprising to find him involved in a deal (for pitching help, perhaps) at some point in the near future.

Pitchers
Cleveland entered 2013 with what appeared to be an alarming lack of quality in the rotation. “Appeared,” I say. In fact, with the return to form of Ubaldo Jimenez and (even more significantly) Scott Kazmir, the emergence of Corey Kluber, and the development of Danny Salazar — with all that, the roation became a decided strength for the club. By the end of the season, it was possible for manager Terry Francona to utilize Justin Masterson as a relief ace upon the side-armer’s return from injury.

The current offseason has seen the departures both of Jimenez and Kazmir, however, to free agency (and, in Kazmir’s case, on to Oakland) thus creating rotation trouble for Cleveland again as 2014 approaches. As noted above, a surplus of outfield depth might be one means to adding another starting pitcher. If Cleveland has designs on the playoffs again, then some sort of acquisition likely necessary.

As for the bullpen, it was not a strength in 2013, recording fewer than two wins as a group. There’s a possible instance of real-live addition by subtraction here, however: closer Chris Perez, since released, posted a -0.9 WAR, worst among the club’s relief corps.

Bench/Prospects
As noted above, a number of players not expressly included on the depth chart below are still likely to record significant playing time, including (but not limited to) Mike Aviles, Ryan Raburn, and Drew Stubbs. Jason Giambi, meanwhile — re-signed already for 2014 — is another candidate to receive at-bats, even if ZiPS isn’t entirely enthusiastic about the outcome of this at-bats. Among prospects, both of Cleveland’s young middle-infield tandem, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, are projected to record something better than replacement level.

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

Cleveland 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
Jason Kipnis L 27 2B 659 88 152 29 6 17 83 25 6
Carlos Santana B 28 1B 608 77 131 33 2 21 81 4 2
Yan Gomes R 26 C 406 49 96 22 2 13 48 2 0
Michael Bourn L 31 CF 642 83 150 23 7 6 51 34 12
Asdrubal Cabrera B 28 SS 609 75 142 33 2 17 75 11 4
Lonnie Chisenhall L 25 3B 461 55 110 23 2 13 57 2 0
Nick Swisher B 33 1B 583 66 124 26 1 18 66 1 1
Francisco Lindor B 20 SS 539 59 120 21 4 4 38 18 9
Michael Brantley L 27 LF 619 73 156 29 4 9 68 15 6
David Murphy L 32 LF 457 46 107 24 2 11 45 7 4
Jose Ramirez B 21 2B 506 60 125 17 4 4 38 22 12
Ezequiel Carrera L 27 CF 567 64 131 18 5 4 42 33 9
Mike Aviles R 33 3B 465 54 113 20 1 10 52 12 7
Ronny Rodriguez R 22 SS 530 56 121 21 4 11 54 9 5
Drew Stubbs R 29 RF 540 68 108 19 2 12 46 23 5
Nate Spears L 29 2B 366 38 71 14 2 6 31 6 2
Ryan Raburn R 33 RF 317 36 67 18 1 11 41 1 1
Kelly Shoppach R 34 C 210 20 36 8 0 6 18 0 0
Lou Marson R 28 C 188 20 35 7 1 1 8 3 1
Cedric Hunter L 26 LF 418 46 94 20 3 7 44 6 4
Tyler Naquin L 23 CF 464 48 99 19 3 7 40 9 10
Matt LaPorta R 29 1B 373 38 80 17 1 12 45 0 1
Tim Fedroff L 27 CF 586 61 128 17 4 5 46 11 6
Jason Giambi L 43 DH 165 15 30 7 0 5 22 0 1
Ryan Rohlinger R 30 3B 410 39 81 14 1 5 31 2 2
Jeremy Hermida L 30 RF 431 43 84 16 2 10 40 1 1
Jason Kubel L 32 LF 405 39 81 16 1 14 57 0 1
Erik Gonzalez R 22 3B 469 45 98 20 4 6 41 8 5
Luis Hernandez B 30 2B 381 31 82 12 2 4 30 5 3
Omir Santos R 33 C 203 15 43 7 1 2 16 0 0
Jesus Aguilar R 24 1B 580 60 121 25 1 16 69 0 1
Dorssys Paulino R 19 SS 469 46 101 21 2 6 40 10 7
Matt Carson R 32 RF 500 52 105 22 1 12 46 9 3
Chun-Hsiu Chen R 25 1B 530 52 108 22 2 10 52 5 2
Carlos Moncrief L 25 RF 515 52 98 20 4 12 47 11 6

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Batters, Rates and Averages

Player PA BB% K% ISO BABIP BA OBP SLG wOBA
Jason Kipnis 659 9.7% 20.5% .158 .311 .263 .337 .421 .334
Carlos Santana 608 15.0% 18.8% .197 .290 .258 .370 .455 .356
Yan Gomes 406 5.9% 23.4% .176 .311 .259 .313 .435 .327
Michael Bourn 642 7.6% 21.8% .095 .327 .257 .317 .352 .299
Asdrubal Cabrera 609 6.9% 18.6% .160 .295 .258 .318 .418 .320
Lonnie Chisenhall 461 5.4% 19.5% .155 .298 .258 .307 .413 .315
Nick Swisher 583 12.2% 22.3% .163 .295 .247 .342 .410 .330
Francisco Lindor 539 7.2% 16.5% .084 .291 .245 .307 .329 .281
Michael Brantley 619 7.3% 11.6% .113 .302 .278 .331 .391 .314
David Murphy 457 8.1% 14.9% .146 .282 .257 .317 .403 .313
Jose Ramirez 506 5.5% 10.5% .079 .292 .267 .308 .346 .287
Ezequiel Carrera 567 5.8% 19.0% .077 .311 .252 .301 .329 .283
Mike Aviles 465 3.9% 12.5% .120 .277 .261 .289 .381 .289
Ronny Rodriguez 530 2.5% 20.2% .122 .281 .239 .260 .361 .269
Drew Stubbs 540 8.7% 30.9% .122 .313 .223 .295 .345 .288
Nate Spears 366 8.7% 23.5% .110 .274 .218 .291 .328 .276
Ryan Raburn 317 7.3% 26.5% .185 .289 .233 .297 .418 .310
Kelly Shoppach 210 7.6% 36.2% .140 .288 .195 .279 .335 .271
Lou Marson 188 11.7% 23.4% .073 .286 .215 .310 .288 .276
Cedric Hunter 418 6.7% 13.9% .123 .271 .245 .298 .368 .291
Tyler Naquin 464 5.2% 27.8% .106 .309 .229 .276 .335 .267
Matt LaPorta 373 6.7% 21.7% .162 .271 .235 .292 .397 .300
Tim Fedroff 586 8.0% 21.5% .075 .306 .242 .304 .317 .277
Jason Giambi 165 11.5% 26.7% .156 .266 .213 .315 .369 .301
Ryan Rohlinger 410 7.3% 20.5% .084 .270 .221 .286 .305 .262
Jeremy Hermida 431 9.0% 30.4% .129 .298 .217 .292 .346 .284
Jason Kubel 405 9.4% 29.6% .165 .289 .223 .296 .388 .294
Erik Gonzalez 469 3.4% 26.4% .103 .288 .219 .246 .322 .248
Luis Hernandez 381 3.9% 17.8% .079 .272 .231 .263 .310 .248
Omir Santos 203 2.0% 22.7% .078 .279 .223 .244 .301 .238
Jesus Aguilar 580 6.7% 28.3% .141 .296 .228 .286 .369 .288
Dorssys Paulino 469 4.1% 23.9% .097 .294 .230 .266 .327 .258
Matt Carson 500 5.0% 28.0% .130 .296 .226 .274 .356 .277
Chun-Hsiu Chen 530 7.4% 30.8% .116 .313 .224 .285 .340 .279
Carlos Moncrief 515 7.2% 32.4% .135 .291 .208 .267 .343 .270

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Batters, Assorted Other

Player PA RC/27 OPS+ Def zWAR No.1 Comp
Jason Kipnis 659 5.5 114 -1 4.0 Ray Durham
Carlos Santana 608 6.1 133 -2 3.1 Mark Teixeira
Yan Gomes 406 5.0 110 2 3.1 Dave Engle
Michael Bourn 642 4.2 90 8 2.9 Vince Coleman
Asdrubal Cabrera 609 4.9 107 -7 2.8 Khalil Greene
Lonnie Chisenhall 461 4.7 102 1 2.1 Kevin Kouzmanoff
Nick Swisher 583 5.0 113 3 2.1 Ken Henderson
Francisco Lindor 539 3.6 81 4 1.8 Omar Infante
Michael Brantley 619 4.9 105 0 1.8 Del Unser
David Murphy 457 4.6 103 5 1.7 Derek Lee
Jose Ramirez 506 3.9 86 4 1.5 Harold Reynolds
Ezequiel Carrera 567 3.9 79 2 1.5 Alex Sanchez
Mike Aviles 465 4.0 89 1 1.2 Billy Martin
Ronny Rodriguez 530 3.3 74 -1 0.7 Luis Hernandez
Drew Stubbs 540 3.8 81 3 0.7 Justin Ruggiano
Nate Spears 366 3.4 76 -1 0.5 Trace Coquillette
Ryan Raburn 317 4.3 101 -4 0.4 Gene Schall
Kelly Shoppach 210 3.1 74 -2 0.4 George Mitterwald
Lou Marson 188 3.1 72 -2 0.3 Erik Pappas
Cedric Hunter 418 3.9 88 0 0.3 David Murphy
Tyler Naquin 464 3.0 73 1 0.2 Kevin Wiggins
Matt LaPorta 373 4.0 94 -3 0.2 Chris Widger
Tim Fedroff 586 3.4 77 -6 0.2 Kevin Koslofski
Jason Giambi 165 3.8 94 -2 0.1 Harmon Killebrew
Ryan Rohlinger 410 3.0 69 2 0.1 Keith Johns
Jeremy Hermida 431 3.5 81 -3 0.0 Orsino Hill
Jason Kubel 405 3.9 93 -4 0.0 Damon Minor
Erik Gonzalez 469 2.7 60 4 -0.2 Santiago Henry
Luis Hernandez 381 2.8 62 -1 -0.3 Jose Olmeda
Omir Santos 203 2.6 54 -3 -0.4 Frank Charles
Jesus Aguilar 580 3.7 85 -1 -0.4 Jon Benick
Dorssys Paulino 469 3.0 68 -7 -0.4 Diory Hernandez
Matt Carson 500 3.5 77 -3 -0.5 Chad Mottola
Chun-Hsiu Chen 530 3.4 77 -2 -0.9 Rick Sofield
Carlos Moncrief 515 3.1 72 -4 -1.0 Brian Dubose

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Pitchers, Counting Stats

Player T Age G GS IP SO BB HR H R ER
Ubaldo Jimenez R 30 30 30 173.0 190 73 16 154 75 70
Justin Masterson R 29 32 30 195.3 179 72 15 180 88 82
Danny Salazar R 24 26 26 153.0 162 55 15 141 67 63
Corey Kluber R 28 26 26 161.0 148 38 18 162 77 72
Zach McAllister R 26 27 27 153.3 113 44 13 160 74 69
Scott Kazmir L 30 17 17 90.7 89 32 11 90 46 43
Cody Allen R 25 73 0 69.0 82 27 7 60 28 26
Bryan Shaw R 26 72 0 73.0 73 27 6 64 30 28
Vinnie Pestano R 29 60 0 57.0 66 24 6 49 25 23
Josh Tomlin R 29 17 15 80.3 46 14 11 89 45 42
C.C. Lee R 27 31 0 33.3 35 14 3 31 15 14
Rich Hill L 34 43 0 31.7 38 17 3 27 15 14
Matt Albers R 31 57 0 60.0 48 24 6 58 29 27
Marc Rzepczynski L 28 69 0 61.0 49 25 6 60 30 28
Austin Adams R 27 46 0 55.0 61 29 6 50 28 26
Trey Haley R 24 36 0 43.7 41 31 3 40 22 21
Blake Wood R 28 38 0 40.7 36 23 4 40 21 20
Matt Capps R 30 28 0 26.3 17 6 4 29 15 14
Clay Rapada L 33 50 0 32.7 26 16 4 33 18 17
J.C. Romero L 38 22 0 19.0 14 9 3 21 12 11
Giovanni Soto L 23 15 10 51.7 39 28 7 54 32 30
Brett Myers R 33 31 10 76.7 57 21 13 83 45 42
Chris Jakubauskas R 35 24 5 48.3 31 21 5 54 29 27
Chris Perez R 28 61 0 58.3 57 21 9 57 31 29
Nick Hagadone L 28 52 0 55.7 56 32 6 52 30 28
Carlos Carrasco R 27 26 21 115.3 85 43 15 127 70 65
Preston Guilmet R 26 54 0 59.0 46 19 7 62 32 30
T.J. House L 24 27 27 145.3 96 65 17 162 89 83
Scott Barnes L 26 33 5 59.7 55 34 9 60 37 35
Bryan Price R 27 41 1 65.0 51 24 9 69 39 36
Frank Herrmann R 30 41 0 52.3 36 19 8 59 32 30
Mike Zagurski L 31 49 0 51.0 50 31 8 51 32 30
Boof Bonser R 32 13 10 51.3 25 28 8 61 37 35
Jerry Gil R 31 43 0 49.7 35 32 6 54 33 31
J.C. Ramirez R 25 50 0 68.3 48 38 9 75 44 41
Trevor Bauer R 23 25 25 125.3 104 97 18 131 87 81
Joe Martinez R 31 27 20 126.0 66 40 20 155 87 81
Tyler Cloyd R 27 30 27 152.3 99 48 32 184 110 103

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Pitchers, Rates and Averages

Player IP TBF K% BB% BABIP ERA FIP ERA- FIP-
Ubaldo Jimenez 173.0 746 25.5% 9.8% .298 3.64 3.67 94 95
Justin Masterson 195.3 838 21.4% 8.6% .296 3.78 3.82 97 98
Danny Salazar 153.0 655 24.7% 8.4% .303 3.71 3.72 96 96
Corey Kluber 161.0 683 21.7% 5.6% .305 4.02 3.79 104 98
Zach McAllister 153.3 664 17.0% 6.6% .301 4.05 3.93 104 101
Scott Kazmir 90.7 394 22.6% 8.1% .305 4.27 4.12 110 106
Cody Allen 69.0 294 27.9% 9.2% .299 3.39 3.42 87 88
Bryan Shaw 73.0 310 23.5% 8.7% .290 3.45 3.61 89 93
Vinnie Pestano 57.0 244 27.0% 9.8% .297 3.63 3.77 94 97
Josh Tomlin 80.3 344 13.4% 4.1% .288 4.71 4.54 121 117
C.C. Lee 33.3 145 24.2% 9.7% .308 3.78 3.86 97 99
Rich Hill 31.7 139 27.3% 12.2% .300 3.98 3.60 103 93
Matt Albers 60.0 262 18.3% 9.2% .286 4.05 4.25 104 109
Marc Rzepczynski 61.0 268 18.3% 9.3% .293 4.13 4.30 106 111
Austin Adams 55.0 244 25.0% 11.9% .303 4.25 4.24 110 109
Trey Haley 43.7 202 20.3% 15.3% .296 4.33 4.56 112 118
Blake Wood 40.7 185 19.4% 12.4% .300 4.43 4.48 114 115
Matt Capps 26.3 114 14.9% 5.3% .291 4.78 4.71 123 122
Clay Rapada 32.7 147 17.7% 10.9% .293 4.68 5.00 121 129
J.C. Romero 19.0 87 16.1% 10.3% .305 5.21 5.66 134 146
Giovanni Soto 51.7 237 16.4% 11.8% .294 5.23 5.40 135 139
Brett Myers 76.7 334 17.1% 6.3% .290 4.93 4.92 127 127
Chris Jakubauskas 48.3 220 14.1% 9.5% .306 5.03 4.84 130 125
Chris Perez 58.3 253 22.5% 8.3% .295 4.47 4.53 115 117
Nick Hagadone 55.7 251 22.3% 12.7% .297 4.53 4.51 117 116
Carlos Carrasco 115.3 516 16.5% 8.3% .304 5.07 4.76 131 123
Preston Guilmet 59.0 258 17.8% 7.4% .301 4.58 4.40 118 113
T.J. House 145.3 663 14.5% 9.8% .305 5.14 5.07 133 131
Scott Barnes 59.7 273 20.1% 12.4% .300 5.28 5.42 136 140
Bryan Price 65.0 288 17.7% 8.3% .300 4.98 4.87 128 126
Frank Herrmann 52.3 235 15.3% 8.1% .300 5.16 5.10 133 132
Mike Zagurski 51.0 235 21.3% 13.2% .301 5.29 5.36 136 138
Boof Bonser 51.3 243 10.3% 11.5% .298 6.14 6.27 158 162
Jerry Gil 49.7 235 14.9% 13.6% .302 5.62 5.56 145 143
J.C. Ramirez 68.3 318 15.1% 12.0% .300 5.40 5.37 139 138
Trevor Bauer 125.3 604 17.2% 16.1% .301 5.82 6.09 150 157
Joe Martinez 126.0 573 11.5% 7.0% .308 5.79 5.50 149 142
Tyler Cloyd 152.3 689 14.4% 7.0% .303 6.09 5.86 157 151

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Pitchers, Assorted Other

Player IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 ERA+ zWAR No. 1 Comp
Ubaldo Jimenez 173.0 9.88 3.80 0.83 104 2.5 Bobby Witt
Justin Masterson 195.3 8.25 3.32 0.69 100 2.4 Tom Gordon
Danny Salazar 153.0 9.53 3.24 0.88 102 2.1 Tim Hudson
Corey Kluber 161.0 8.29 2.13 1.02 94 1.6 Charles Nagy
Zach McAllister 153.3 6.63 2.58 0.76 93 1.4 Mike Scott
Scott Kazmir 90.7 8.83 3.18 1.09 88 0.6 Randy Wolf
Cody Allen 69.0 10.70 3.52 0.91 111 0.5 Mark Wohlers
Bryan Shaw 73.0 9.00 3.33 0.74 109 0.5 Manny Delcarmen
Vinnie Pestano 57.0 10.42 3.79 0.95 104 0.3 Jorge Vasquez
Josh Tomlin 80.3 5.16 1.57 1.23 80 0.1 Vern Ruhle
C.C. Lee 33.3 9.46 3.78 0.81 100 0.1 Charlie Hough
Rich Hill 31.7 10.79 4.83 0.85 95 0.0 Marshall Bridges
Matt Albers 60.0 7.20 3.60 0.90 93 0.0 Mike Koplove
Marc Rzepczynski 61.0 7.23 3.69 0.89 91 -0.1 Matt Dunbar
Austin Adams 55.0 9.98 4.75 0.98 89 -0.2 Ryan Bukvich
Trey Haley 43.7 8.44 6.38 0.62 87 -0.2 Brad Voyles
Blake Wood 40.7 7.96 5.09 0.88 85 -0.2 Marc Pisciotta
Matt Capps 26.3 5.82 2.05 1.37 79 -0.2 Dave Eilers
Clay Rapada 32.7 7.16 4.40 1.10 81 -0.3 Pedro Borbon
J.C. Romero 19.0 6.63 4.26 1.42 72 -0.3 Pete Appleton
Giovanni Soto 51.7 6.79 4.87 1.22 72 -0.3 Todd James
Brett Myers 76.7 6.69 2.46 1.53 77 -0.3 Mark Ross
Chris Jakubauskas 48.3 5.78 3.91 0.93 75 -0.3 Bob Scanlan
Chris Perez 58.3 8.80 3.24 1.39 84 -0.3 Jim Mann
Nick Hagadone 55.7 9.05 5.17 0.97 83 -0.3 Greg McCarthy
Carlos Carrasco 115.3 6.63 3.36 1.17 74 -0.4 Mickey Callaway
Preston Guilmet 59.0 7.02 2.90 1.07 83 -0.4 Justin Kaye
T.J. House 145.3 5.95 4.03 1.05 73 -0.6 Greg Kubes
Scott Barnes 59.7 8.29 5.13 1.36 72 -0.6 Mike Bumatay
Bryan Price 65.0 7.06 3.32 1.25 76 -0.7 Jentry Beckstead
Frank Herrmann 52.3 6.20 3.27 1.38 73 -0.7 Jason Karnuth
Mike Zagurski 51.0 8.82 5.47 1.41 71 -0.8 Mark Davis
Boof Bonser 51.3 4.39 4.91 1.40 62 -0.8 Evan Thomas
Jerry Gil 49.7 6.34 5.79 1.09 67 -1.0 Jarod Juelsgaard
J.C. Ramirez 68.3 6.33 5.01 1.19 70 -1.1 Sean Green
Trevor Bauer 125.3 7.47 6.97 1.29 65 -1.5 Ivan Montane
Joe Martinez 126.0 4.71 2.86 1.43 65 -1.5 R.A. Dickey
Tyler Cloyd 152.3 5.85 2.84 1.89 62 -2.3 Kyle Middleton

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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. They’ll likely be entering 2014 with the same house musician. http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/baseball/mlb/img22212058.jpg

    Though there’s been talk of adding a rally flautist.

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  2. David Bruno says:

    Ubaldo went to Washington? Did I miss something?

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  3. Mr. Jones says:

    Hahaha… ?. I’m sure the CKS is proud of that graphic.

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  4. Andrew says:

    Does the WAR graphic really have Kluber at infinite value? I feel like I’m missing out on a joke here…

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  5. Book_Worm says:

    “It looks as though the column in the last table is missing Pitcher comps,” says a reader who is eagerly anticipating Salazar and Kluber comparable players.

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  6. triple_r says:

    roation?

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  7. Yan Fucking Gomes says:

    Yan Fucking Gomes.

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  8. Marco says:

    TYPO: When you put in Kluber’s No. 1 comparable you misspelled Walter Johnson.

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  9. Derb says:

    Is there any place that we can find a release schedule for these? Or is the suspense part of the fun?

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  10. Keegs says:

    i like Zips but when do the Cleveland Steamer projections show up

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  11. Anon says:

    Wow, Jason Giambi is still in MLB. Learn something new every day.

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  12. Devin Ruffner says:

    Very interesting that Carrasco’s pitcher comp is Mickey Callaway… we’ve seen what he can do with Ubaldo. How about a player of his own ilk?

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  13. champion88 says:

    Why is Corey Kluber’s projected War listed with an infinite symbol?

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  14. Dave says:

    Joe Wendle? Wouldn’t be at all surprised if he made the bigs next year.

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  15. grant says:

    Is the Chris Perez projection right? Seems awfully low. Even with his bad year last year, these would be career worst numbers.

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