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  1. Confused about why the 2013 ZiPS projection is given if this is a list arranged by Steamer projections?

    Comment by Doc — February 18, 2013 @ 11:13 am

  2. My dear Mr. Cistulli

    You have accidentally written “2013 ZiPS” where you clearly intended to write “2013 Steamer.”

    Despite this I and my fellow Fangraphs readers still love you.

    Sincerely,
    mattybobo

    Comment by mattybobo — February 18, 2013 @ 11:15 am

  3. Fixed!

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — February 18, 2013 @ 11:26 am

  4. Your compassion is limitless and without limit.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — February 18, 2013 @ 11:27 am

  5. Carson – thanks for the list. Hopefully McPherson will come through

    Penguin Owns You

    Comment by Penguin Owns You — February 18, 2013 @ 11:36 am

  6. where can i find SORTABLE zips projections in spreadsheet format….they are still not listed as far as I can tell.

    Comment by e27 — February 18, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

  7. Why is Josh Rabe the #3 most searched-for player today?

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — February 18, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

  8. Dan’s twitter

    Comment by BaseClogger — February 18, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

  9. thanks!

    sorry i wasn’t as eloquent as the guy below. :)

    Comment by Doc — February 18, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

  10. Do any projections systems generate FPCT as a category? Our league uses that as a (poor) measure of fielding prowess. These hitting-only projections overprice guys like Miguel Cabrera and David Wright who generate terrible FPCT, historically. Obviously Wright had a flukey good FPCT year last year, but his career #s are somewhere in the .950s. The Fld stat only applies to a positional basis, as far as I understand, and not apples-to-apples across positions like FPCT does.

    Comment by Brandon S — February 18, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

  11. Traded to Philadelphia and fans thought they traded for broccoli rabe for tony Luke’s roast pork

    Comment by Dan — February 18, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

  12. FPCT has an inverse relationship to skill in many cases (Derek Jeter), because the inability to get to a ball saves the fielder from a potential error. Fielding prowess is much better measured by the plays made than the plays not made. It also has a very low year-to-year correllation

    Comment by David — February 18, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

  13. Really curious how the Indians are being projected this year…

    Does anyone know where I can find the Cleveland Steamers?

    Comment by grandbranyan — February 18, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

  14. Um… Myers?

    Comment by Steve — February 18, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

  15. Both of which make it more entertaining as a Fantasy stat, arguably, since it makes certain players more valuable than they are in real life (and more likely to pop up with that value “out of nowhere” to save the unlucky and inept, not to mention validating the superstitious).

    But none of that actually answers the question (and he acknowledges the poor quality of the stat, so I’m not even sure why it is necessary); alas, I am unable to answer it either. Perhaps someone over on the RotoGraphs part of the site can help.

    Comment by Yo — February 18, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

  16. Where’d the most searched list go? I lost it in the re-design.

    Comment by Matt — February 18, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

  17. playing time related. Service time related. Assumptions.

    Comment by Matt — February 18, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

  18. Steamer’s projecting him for 462 PA, which is more than it’s projecting for Bradley or Martin. It just projects the other two to be slightly better. Of the three, he’s got the lowest projected BA, OBP, and wOBA. He’s got a higher projected Slugging than Bradley, which probably makes him a better fantasy player than he might be in real life.

    Comment by Zac — February 18, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

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