Yes, I would have to say those projections (both of WAR and their overall numbers) need to be trimmed by approximately 25%. I especially found the projected strikeout rates overly optimistic.
Comment by Matty Brown — February 20, 2013 @ 11:16 am
I think for the most part the innings pitched are a bit on the cationary side. I could see Miller, Archer, and Peralta throwing more innings than the fans project. I think their IP/WAR is a bit optimistic, but I don’t think their overall totals are that unrealistic if their innings numbers end up higher than projected.
Especially with them potentially losing some MI depth due to suspicions about Everth Cabrera and Biogenesis. Could be something, could be nothing, but could impact the infield situation in Gyorko’s favor.
It’s short for “circa.” Still unusual to see it used to describe a fastball.
Comment by Dean Coolbaugh — February 21, 2013 @ 4:49 am
Its because someone misused the Thesaurus function in MS Word. “Circa”, meaning “approximate”, is supposed to be used when referring to a date or a historical period. You cannot simply replace the word “approximately” with “circa” and think it will make sense 100% of the time.