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.
His batting average may not have been much to look at it, but he knew how to get on base and hit for a little power along the way. There isn't anything in the stats that indicate he was particularly lucky, fairly average, so I don't see much reason on the surface why we're in for regression.
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Matt Lyons's Prediction
I am still not convinced that Yan Gomes won't miss time due to his bum knee his season, so Roberto Perez should get some decent playing time this year. Not a lot a hits, not a lot of power, but boy will he draw a lot of walks.
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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