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.
Ramirez didn't pick up the SS job and run with it last year, but that led to the emergence of Lindor, which was a positive in the end. He did show improvement near the end of the season after being promoted back to the bigs, but will that improvement hold?
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Matt Lyons' Prediction
The majority of Angry Hamster's at-bats in my prediction are from spelling Juan Uribe at thrid base, but I could also see him getting some time backing up almost every position in the infield besides catcher. Maybe a little time in left field, but with Michael Brantley looking like he will be ready for Opening Day, I don't see Ramirez playing much there.
Helmets lost: A lot
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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