New York Yankees: Bill James’ 2010 Projections

Posted: 22nd October 2009 by Greg Fertel in MLB
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JC over at Sabernomics hits us with the Hitter and Pitcher projections from The Bill James Handbook 2010. I've always thought that the Bill James projections were wildly optimistic, but they're still interesting to look at. I wanted to see what this system has to say about the players on the Yankees who haven't quite established their talent level yet. Let's start with a topic I've drilled home too many times, the options in center field. Brett Gardner: .277/.368/.375 with a .338 wOBA; 4.1 RAA per 600 PA. Melky Cabrera: .278/.341/.407 with a .332 wOBA; 1 RAA per 600 PA. Austin Jackson: .294/.356/.411 with a .341 wOBA; 5.8 RAA per 600 PA. Sean P. over at Pending Pinstripes already delved into the 2010 center field debate, but this gives us a new data point to work with. If we start with t ...

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