This post is part of a series allowing the LGT community to weigh in with their predictions for projected starters and key bench players for the 2016 season. As usual, there will be two separate contests, one for hitters and one for pitchers. Following last year's scoring model, the points system will work relative to the stats - the closer to final number in each category, the more points you can earn, despite what other participants predict. You need not submit predictions for every single player in order to win, but doing so will increase your chances to win.
For position players, you'll be asked to predict each player's plate appearances (PA), home runs (HR), stolen bases (SB), batting average (AVG), on-base percentage (OBP), and slugging percentage (SLG).
Comments for each post will remain active until the night of Sunday, April 3rd, 2015.
This is Juan Uribe's career. It is long and at various points it has not been good. But he's turned himself into a productive major leaguer and clubhouse presence over that long span. In 2015 he spent time across 3 teams and found success on 2 of them.
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Matt Lyons' Prediction
I wanted the Indians to sign Uribe pretty much all offseason, and I think he will be a solid contributor. His power will likely decline a bit, but I still see him getting a lot of base hits. Uribe is not going to carry the Indians to a championship on his own, but he should be enough of a boost to hold off Giovanny Urshela all season and prepare us for Yandy Diaz in 2016.
You can just totally make up random numbers but if you'd rather a more statistically accurate approach, you can use these calculators to help you get there:
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