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Community Projections: Miggy and Melvin

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The Patterson idea did well enough (but I'll keep it open a couple more days before putting it all together), so I'll move on to a two-for-one projection: Miguel Tejada and Melvin Mora.

For their two years together, Miggy and Melvin have been one of the best left sides in all of baseball. Both were All-Stars in 2005, though Mora was snubbed in 2004.

Here are the numbers from the last four years for both, in the lines for which I'm looking for projections on both:

TEJADA

       AB   AVG   OBP   SLG   2B   HR   RBI
2002 OAK   662  .308  .354  .508   30   34   131
2003 OAK   636  .278  .336  .472   42   27   106
2004 BAL   653  .311  .360  .534   40   34   150
2005 BAL   654  .304  .349  .515   50   26    98

MORA

       AB   AVG   OBP   SLG   HR   RBI   BB
2002 BAL   557  .233  .338  .404   19    64   70
2003 BAL   344  .317  .418  .503   15    48   49
2004 BAL   550  .340  .419  .562   27   104   66
2005 BAL   593  .283  .348  .474   27    88   50

So, again:

For Tejada: AVG/OBP/SLG, 2B, HR, RBI and for Mora: AVG/OBP/SLG, HR, RBI, BB. Usually I wouldn't care much about RBI, but both guys (especially Tejada) are supposed to be RBI men for us, so I think it's useful for these guys. Tejada tied Brian Roberts' O's record for doubles in a season in 2005, so I'll go with doubles for him, and Mora's walks were down in 2005 which had a lot to do with his decline from a fantastic 2004. I'm very interested to see what you all expect from Mora at 34, if you see a rebound, a continued decline, or him holding at his '05 numbers.