ZiPS Rest of Season Projections for Royals Hitters

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 28: Third baseman Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals argues a call with second base umpire Dan Bellino during the third inning at Progressive Field on May 28, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The ZiPS projection system uses current and previous season stats to project how previous players with similar stats have historically performed. Here are the current projections for the ROS (rest of season) for the Royals hitters:

Name H HR R RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS wOBA Fld WAR
Mike Moustakas 116 14 51 57 0.274 0.320 0.441 0.761 0.329 3.8 3.0
Alex Gordon 107 13 60 50 0.270 0.351 0.443 0.794 0.346 3.4 2.9
Billy Butler 123 16 52 62 0.294 0.361 0.476 0.837 0.358 -2.6 2.2
Alcides Escobar 110 3 51 32 0.276 0.314 0.371 0.685 0.303 2.1 2.1
Eric Hosmer 126 14 56 57 0.288 0.340 0.452 0.792 0.344 -3.7 1.9
Jeff Francoeur 114 12 50 50 0.275 0.321 0.439 0.759 0.325 -0.7 1.6
Lorenzo Cain 79 4 38 27 0.256 0.313 0.360 0.673 0.299 0.6 1.0
Chris Getz 67 1 32 21 0.268 0.322 0.336 0.658 0.299 1.5 0.9
Brayan Pena 43 3 13 18 0.265 0.302 0.383 0.685 0.296 1.9 0.9
Johnny Giavotella 102 5 51 39 0.268 0.318 0.378 0.696 0.305 -0.6 0.8
Mitch Maier 43 3 23 16 0.238 0.315 0.359 0.674 0.299 0.0 0.6
Jarrod Dyson 65 1 39 18 0.242 0.298 0.305 0.603 0.282 0.6 0.4
Humberto Quintero 45 2 17 20 0.238 0.268 0.339 0.606 0.263 0.8 0.4
Jason Bourgeois 63 2 29 17 0.273 0.310 0.351 0.661 0.297 -1.7 0.3
Irving Falu 75 1 35 22 0.257 0.298 0.318 0.617 0.272 1.1 0.3
Yuniesky Betancourt 88 7 33 38 0.263 0.289 0.391 0.680 0.292 -5.5 0.2

Notes:
  • Several people have stated elsewhere on this website that if Escobar continues to produce at this level and we get nothing from Cain and Odorizzi, we will "win" the Greinke trade.
  • Frenchy looks to have a decent season ahead of him. I don't see it.
  • ZiPs hates Yuni worse than we do.
  • The Moose is loose.
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