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Daily Notes: Ft. Five Terribly Urgent FAN Projection Targets
Posted By Carson Cistulli On January 7, 2013 @ 10:50 am In Daily Notes | 7 Comments
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Five Terribly Urgent FAN Projection Targets
In the not very distant past, Dark Overlord of FanGraphs David Appelman released for the benefit of the bespectacled readership this year’s FAN Projection ballots. Less than a week later, over 200 players have reached the eight-vote threshold required for their projections to appear on the main FAN Projection page.
Here, the present author imposes his tastes and biases onto the reader — in this case, by requesting that said reader project players (a) who’ve not reached the eight-vote threshold and (b) about whom he (i.e. the author, again) is particularly curious.
Before casting a ballot, don’t forget this note from Appelman:
Please note that everything this year is a rate stat. You’re projecting 2B+3B, HR, SB, and Fielding as a measure of 150 games (basically a full season). The player’s previous stats are shown per 150 games in the projection ballot too. This will make changing playing time projections much easier as you’ll only have to change the games played portion.
Player: Maikel Cleto, RHP, St. Louis
2012 Line: 53.2 IP, 11.07 K/9, 3.69 BB/9, 0.67 HR/9, 3.16 FIP at Triple-A
Notes: Cleto sits at ca. 97 mph with his fastball, but has thrown only 13.1 major-league innings so far.
Player: Leonys Martin, OF, Texas
2012 Line: 260 PA, .359/.422/.610 (.392 BABIP), 164 wRC+ at Triple-A
Notes: The Cuban emigre appears likely to receive playing time following the departure of Josh Hamilton.
Player: Trevor Rosenthal, RHP, St. Louis
2012 Line: 22.2 IP, 9.93 K/9, 2.78 BB/9, 0.79 HR/9, 3.09 FIP at MLB
Notes: Rosenthal came out of something close to nowhere, sitting at ca. 97 mph with his fastball out of the bullpen; however, GM John Mozeliak suggested in October that he (i.e. Rosenthal) would come into spring training conditioned as a starter.
Player: Dan Straily, RHP, Oakland
2012 Line: 39.1 IP, 7.32 K/9, 3.66 BB/9, 2.52 HR/9, 6.48 FIP at MLB
Notes: Straily led the minors in strikeouts in 2012, posting 190 of them between Double- and Triple-A, but saw his strikeout rate almost halved following a promotion to the major leagues.
Player: Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis
2012 Line: 531 PA, .321/.380/.572 (.323 BABIP), 159 wRC+ at Double-A
Notes: Taveras is considered one of the game’s top prospects, but the Cardinals also have a more or less established outfield.
SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
Below are the current SCOUT leaderboards for the Venezuelan Winter League. (Ages as of July 1st, 2012. Players listed on team with which he ended 2012 season. Click here for more on what is SCOUT.)
SCOUT Leaderboard: Venezuelan Winter League Hitters
Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Venezuelan Winter League. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average.
|Jose Lopez||White Sox||28||3B||188||2.5%||12.6%||12.2%||124|
SCOUT Leaderboard: Venezuelan Winter League Hitters (Prospects)
Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Venezuelan Winter League, but only populated with players who are 25 or under — i.e. something more like “prospect” age relative to the league.
SCOUT Leaderboard: Venezuelan Winter League Pitchers
Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Venezuelan Winter League. SCOUT- is calculated using regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average.
SCOUT Leaderboard: Venezuelan Winter League Pitchers (Starters)
Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Venezuelan Winter League, but only populated with pitchers who’ve made at least half of their appearances as starts.
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