Yes, the PECOTA forecasts are out
If you’re a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, you can go download them. I mention this in the hopes that it prevents further hijacking (you pirates). I’m not sure how much quoting is cool with my former colleagues, and PECOTAs are worth subscribing for on their own (then, so’s Steve Goldman, I’d suggest (though he also writes for free if mostly about the Yankees)).
So I’ll just hum a few lines.
Everett comes in at about what we’ve been kicking around (.260/.320/.425ish).
Johjima’s at .292/.354/.424, but he’s got some weirdness in there.
Lopez is okay for a 2B.
Reed improves a lot.
System still doesn’t know what to do with Ichiro.
Sad note: the second-best projected hitter on the team is “Doyle“, who after last year’s insane season-long hitting clinic gets scored at .303/.376/.486, one of the best hitting prospects in all of baseball. I’m going to go off and… I don’t know. Drink to forget or something.
Pretty dim view of the pitching rotation, though Meche and Pineiro both escape with ERAs under 5. Pineiro’s is pretty average, and not far off Washburn’s, now that I look at it. Which says a lot about this off-season.
King Felix contends for a Cy Young.