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Community "Heart & Gut" Projection - First Base/Designated Hitter (Butler, Jacobs, Shealy, Gload)

As fans usually do in the offseason, we've discussed at length how we think various players will perform in 2009.  There's been a lot of talk about statistical projection systems, age, injury, park and league changes, etc.  I thought it might be interesting for us to do a community projection for each Royals player using our hearts, guts and heads.  Actually, use whatever you want.  Use the player's stats, projections, tools, age, attitude, grit, shoe size, whatever.  I'm going to provide a little info for each player and you can let your conscience be your guide.  Your "votes" will be averaged into a community projection for each player, then devil_fingers and I will sprinkle some sabermetric fairy dust on them and come up with a run and win value for each player and then see how many games such a team would win.

(If you click on the player's name, it will take you to his Fangraphs.com page which includes, among other things, his CHONE, Marcel and Bill James projections)

For each player, predict the following stats:

AB

AVG

OBP

SLG

HR

RBI

SB

CS

 

Billy Butler

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2007 KC 92 329 38 96 23 2 8 52 27 55 0 0 .292 .347 .447 .794  
 2008 KC 124 443 44 122 22 0 11 55 33 57 0 1 .275 .324 .400 .724  
 Career   216 772 82 218 45 2 19 107 60 112 0 1 .282 .334 .420 .754  

 

Mike Jacobs

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2005 NYM 30 100 19 31 7 0 11 23 10 22 0 0 .310 .375 .710 1.085  
 2006 FLA 136 469 54 123 37 1 20 77 45 105 3 0 .262 .325 .473 .798  
 2007 FLA 114 426 57 113 27 2 17 54 31 101 1 2 .265 .317 .458 .775  
 2008 FLA 141 477 67 118 27 2 32 93 36 119 1 0 .247 .299 .514 .812  
 Career   421 1472 197 385 98 5 80 247 122 347 5 2 .262 .318 .498 .816  

 

Ryan Shealy

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2005 COL 36 91 14 30 7 0 2 16 13 22 1 0 .330 .413 .473 .886  
 2006 COL 5 9 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .667  
 2006 KC 51 193 29 54 10 1 7 36 15 50 1 1 .280 .338 .451 .789  
 2007 KC 52 172 18 38 6 0 3 21 13 53 0 0 .221 .286 .308 .594  
 2008 KC 20 73 12 22 1 0 7 20 5 19 0 0 .301 .354 .603 .957  
 Career   164 538 75 146 26 1 19 94 46 148 2 1 .271 .335 .429 .764  

 

Ross Gload

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2000 CHC 18 31 4 6 0 1 1 3 3 10 0 0 .194 .257 .355 .612  
 2002 COL 26 31 4 8 1 0 1 4 3 7 0 0 .258 .324 .387 .711  
 2004 CWS 110 234 28 75 16 0 7 44 20 37 0 3 .321 .375 .479 .853  
 2005 CWS 28 42 2 7 2 0 0 5 2 9 0 0 .167 .205 .214 .419  
 2006 CWS 77 156 22 51 8 2 3 18 6 15 6 0 .327 .354 .462 .815  
 2007 KC 102 320 37 92 22 3 7 51 16 39 2 2 .288 .318 .441 .759  
 2008 KC 122 388 46 106 18 1 3 37 23 39 3 4 .273 .317 .348 .664  
 Career   483 1202 143 345 67 7 22 162 73 156 11 9 .287 .328 .409 .737  

 

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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