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2015 Projections for the Royals using Steamer

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Jared Cross has quietly released the Steamer 2015 projections. Look at them.

Behold! The first of the mystical, ominous, and mysterious have been unearthed. From the heavens they fell, deep into the rubble and sands of the digital realm in scattered pieces. After hours of digging, collecting, and polishing, I have discovered them in their entirety. Today, I present them to you.

Listed, in descending order from best projected fWAR to worst, below is a collection of players under contract for 2015, expected to be under contract for 2015, or are major pieces leaving the 2014 club, with a bonus Erik Kratz.

First, I'll present you with those Kansas City Royals player who do not pitch the ball, or at least aren't expected to pitch the ball next year. If they do in fact pitch a ball next season, that does not disqualify them from this described list, but is merely due to an unforeseen and unfortunate event. No such pitching projections will be given on these players.

Player G PA H HR SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ FLD BsR 2015 WAR 2014 WAR
Alex Gordon 146 640 154 17 9 9.40% 19.90% 0.162 0.320 0.272 0.347 0.434 0.344 120 10.1 1.4 4.3 6.6
Sal Perez 128 545 142 15 1 4.40% 12.40% 0.150 0.292 0.277 0.312 0.427 0.324 106 4.8 -1.1 3.9 3.3
Lorenzo Cain 130 550 136 8 20 6.00% 21.10% 0.111 0.333 0.269 0.318 0.380 0.309 96 7.9 0.8 2.9 4.9
Mike Moustakas 130 521 119 16 3 7.00% 15.90% 0.166 0.272 0.252 0.309 0.418 0.320 104 3.9 -0.7 2.7 0.9
Eric Hosmer 138 601 152 17 7 8.10% 15.30% 0.160 0.308 0.280 0.341 0.440 0.343 119 0.4 -0.7 2.3 0.2
Nori Aoki 130 594 154 5 18 7.60% 8.70% 0.094 0.312 0.291 0.353 0.386 0.330 111 0.9 -3 2 1.1
Omar Infante 138 596 153 9 8 5.10% 11.70% 0.106 0.300 0.276 0.314 0.382 0.308 95 -0.3 -0.2 2 0.5
Alcides Escobar 148 607 148 5 23 4.10% 13.60% 0.087 0.296 0.261 0.296 0.348 0.286 80 1.5 3 1.9 3.5
Jarrod Dyson 73 307 70 2 28 7.85% 18.30% 0.084 0.306 0.252 0.313 0.327 0.292 84 4.4 2.9 1.4 3.1
Billy Butler 122 524 132 13 1 9.10% 16.10% 0.146 0.317 0.282 0.351 0.428 0.342 119 -0.5 -3.1 1.2 -0.3
Erik Kratz 23 92 20 3 1 6.30% 19.40% 0.159 0.266 0.238 0.291 0.397 0.301 90 0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.4

Second, I present to you another data set of findings for your hopeful pleasure. These numbers may be nauseating, fear inducing, panicking, or erotic for you. That is for the reader, yourself, to decide. The author, myself, is merely presenting these to you and no judgement should be brought upon his persona.

In this data set I present those Royals players who WILL perhaps pitch for the Royals next year; in theory at least. Also major key pieces leaving the Royals this offseason. At this point, all listed pitchers are living and expected to continue to be alive in less than 6 months when baseball begins. The author gives no guarantee of their continued health. As mentioned above, these next listed players (hereby further referred to as "pitchers") are not expected to hit in a large amount games. These pitchers could possibly see at bats if/when their turn in the order comes about in a National League stadium. I give no guaranteed either that the National League won't adopt the Designated Hitter rule by next season. No hitting projections will be given for these pitchers.

Player G IP K/9 B/9 HR/9 LOB% ERA FIP 2015 WAR 2014 WAR
James Shields 32 202 7.32 2.22 0.91 71.90% 3.63 3.69 3.0 3.7
Yordano Ventura 32 195 7.92 3.49 0.82 70.80% 3.87 3.84 2.6 2.8
Greg Holland 65 65 11.67 2.77 0.59 80.10% 2.22 2.38 1.3 2.3
Wade Davis 65 65 10.64 2.71 0.65 79.60% 2.38 2.70 1.1 3.1
Danny Duffy 32 189 7.42 3.61 1.18 74.70% 4.00 4.51 1.0 2.2
Jeremy Guthrie 32 182 5.25 2.43 1.16 69.20% 4.52 4.60 0.8 1.5
Kelvin Herrera 55 55 9.28 2.88 0.61 75.30% 2.86 3.02 0.7 1.4
Jason Frasor 45 45 8.15 3.04 0.82 73.50% 3.47 3.62 0.3 0.5
Jason Vargas 3 19 6.00 2.36 1.16 71.45% 4.14 4.35 0.1 2.6
Louis Coleman 55 55 7.62 3.42 1.04 74.90% 3.74 4.17 0.0 -0.5
Aaron Crow 40 40 6.43 3.26 0.94 70.70% 4.17 4.23 -0.1 -0.9

One must note, many players, whether bet it pitchers or hitters, do not have projections at the moment for them or have rather pointless (such as the 6 IP projection for Jason Vargas) projections. This is not an attempt to foreshadow or guess of an impending injury to the player but rather a possible quirk. If only one inning or at bat was projected for the player, they went unlisted. Please direct your grievances towards Jared Cross.

Thanks and praise be to Jared Cross and Steamer for the projections.

Thus ends the article.