While taking a brief break from dying of overwork, I saw that the 2010 CHONE projections for hitters was up. For those who don't know Chone is a projection system like ZIPS or Bill James' which Stacey used for her 3-part articles projecting, except probably more accurate (at least compared to bill James). Granted these projection systems are all projects or estimates that will vary due to injuries and other factors.the
So without further ado I present the CHONE projections: http://www.baseballprojection.com/2010/BAL2010.htm
Interesting tidbits are:
The highest OBP will be from Nick
No Oriole will slug 500 although four are projected for slugging percentages in the .470s
Our leader in homeruns will be Luke Scott with 21
Nobody will break 100 RBIs or Runs.
These projections seem fairly pessimistic to me and I have the feeling that the true outcome will be somewhere inbetween CHONE and Bill James. Anyway discuss the projections as you will, maybe you can find more interesting tidbits. Or maybe just tell us all who all the nonames are near the bottom of the list. I recognize a handful of players including possible backup catcher Robby Hammock.