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News and Notes: Guardians ZiPS Projections Releasing Soon on FanGraphs

News and Notes for Thursday, December 21st, 2023

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Looks like the Guardians’ ZiPS projection will be released tomorrow on FanGraphs. So far, some good projections for Andres Gimenez and Shane Bieber:

As a general reference on the reliability of ZiPS, reference this tweet:

Richard from Guardians Twitter looked at where the Guardians’ rank among teams released in ZiPS so far:

I’d missed that the Guardians’ assistant GM Matt Forman mentioned that new addition Deyvison De Los Santos has indicated willingness to learn the outfield:

Josh Naylor looks slimmed down in recent batting cage video:

Eno Sarris put together a list of the nastiest pitches of 2023 and our Emmanuel Clase’s slider made it.

Baseball’s trade and free agency market is still pretty much at a standstill, minus the Pittsbirgh Pirates signing Andrew McCutchen and Martin Perez.