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CHONE Projections for Hitters

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H/t to Beyond the Box Score

Let's check out the Yankees' starting lineup shall we (under contract division)?

Player Pos Age G AB R Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP PA AVG OBP SLG R150
Rodriguez, Alex H 34 130 485 94 136 24 1 34 106 11 3 69 111 10 564 0.280 0.381 0.544 35
Teixeira, Mark H 30 146 564 92 162 38 2 34 112 1 0 71 107 8 643 0.287 0.375 0.543 33
Swisher, Nick H 29 150 516 88 128 30 1 27 80 1 1 91 132 6 613 0.248 0.367 0.467 19
Cano, Robinson H 27 147 570 80 173 43 3 19 83 3 4 28 63 4 602 0.304 0.341 0.489 14
Jeter, Derek H 36 143 583 91 172 30 2 14 69 16 5 58 89 8 649 0.295 0.367 0.425 10
Posada, Jorge H 38 111 382 50 97 22 1 16 64 1 0 47 92 4 433 0.254 0.342 0.442 7
Cabrera, Melky H 26 151 511 70 145 31 3 12 69 11 4 47 63 4 562 0.284 0.349 0.427 6
Gardner, Brett H 26 116 345 58 92 16 7 3 29 28 7 43 68 3 391 0.267 0.353 0.380 -1

 

Those numbers look pretty satisfactory to me, with a few caveats:

I have my doubts about Melky putting up a .349 OBP.  If he could do that I think he'd win the CF job outright.

For what must be the one thousandth year in a row, CHONE figures Jeter will put up a batting average below .300.  Take the over.

I also don't like the game totals for Posada.  While he only played 111 games this season, if the Yankees stick with their play (and I think they should) and refuse to sign a DH only player, Jorge should see closer to 150 games, catching 100-120 and DHing the rest.