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Community "Heart & Gut" Projection - Catchers (Olivo, Buck, Pena, House)

A surprisingly long time ago, I posted the second installment of the "Heart & Gut" projection series, which dealt with the shortstops and second basemen.  The results are as follows:

Player AB AVG OBP SLG HR RBI SB CS
Mike Aviles 551 .288 .328 .447 13 65 10 4
Alberto Callaspo 383 .302 .358 .381 2 40 4 2
Willie Bloomquist 294 .264 .322 .310 1 21 14 5
Tony Pena, Jr. 98 .236 .267 .306 1 12 3 1

As with Gload, about half of the respondents gave no projections for Pena, as they are sanguine about him being cut before opening day.

 

Now it is time to get back to business.  Below you'll find the top four catchers on the Royals depth chart, each of which might get some playing time with the Royals in 2009.

Miguel Olivo

 

 Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2002 CWS 6 19 2 4 1 0 1 5 2 5 0 0 .211 .286 .421 .707  
 2003 CWS 114 317 37 75 19 1 6 27 19 80 6 4 .237 .287 .360 .646  
 2004 CWS 46 141 21 38 7 2 7 26 10 29 5 4 .270 .316 .496 .812  
 2004 SEA 50 160 25 32 8 2 6 14 10 55 2 2 .200 .260 .388 .648  
 2005 SEA 54 152 14 23 4 0 5 18 4 49 1 1 .151 .172 .276 .448  
 2005 SD 37 115 16 35 7 1 4 16 4 31 6 1 .304 .341 .487 .828  
 2006 FLA 127 430 52 113 22 3 16 58 9 103 2 3 .263 .287 .440 .727  
 2007 FLA 122 452 43 107 20 4 16 60 14 123 3 2 .237 .262 .405 .667  
 2008 KC 84 306 29 78 22 0 12 41 7 82 7 0 .255 .278 .444 .722  
 Career   640 2092 239 505 110 13 73 265 79 557 32 17 .241 .275 .411 .686  

 

John Buck

 Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2004 KC 71 238 36 56 9 0 12 30 15 79 1 1 .235 .280 .424 .704  
 2005 KC 118 401 40 97 21 1 12 47 23 94 2 2 .242 .287 .389 .676  
 2006 KC 114 371 37 91 21 1 11 50 26 84 0 2 .245 .306 .396 .702  
 2007 KC 113 347 41 77 18 0 18 48 36 92 0 1 .222 .308 .429 .738  
 2008 KC 109 370 48 83 23 1 9 48 38 96 0 3 .224 .304 .365 .669  
 Career   525 1727 202 404 92 3 62 223 138 445 3 9 .234 .298 .398 .697

 

Brayan Pena

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2005 ATL 18 39 2 7 2 0 0 4 1 7 0 0 .179 .200 .231 .431  
 2006 ATL 23 41 9 11 2 0 1 5 2 5 0 0 .268 .302 .390 .693  
 2007 ATL 16 33 2 7 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 1 .212 .212 .303 .515  
 2008 ATL 14 14 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690  
 Career   71 127 16 29 5 0 2 12 4 17 0 1 .228 .252 .315 .567

 

J.R. House

 Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS  
 2003 PIT 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000  
 2004 PIT 5 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .333  
 2006 HOU 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000  
 2007 BAL 19 38 5 8 2 0 3 3 1 11 0 0 .211 .268 .500 .768  
 2008 HOU 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000  
 Career   32 60 6 10 3 0 3 4 1 16 0 0 .167 .206 .367 .573

 

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

 

For each player, please predict the following stats:

AB

AVG

OBP

SLG

HR

RBI

SB

CS

 

 

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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