2008 White Sox Projections

Monday, March 24, 2008

DH Jim Thome
.263 AVG, 26 HR, 83 RBI
C A.J. Pierzynski
.261 AVG, 14 HR, 62 RBI
1B Paul Konerko
.284 AVG, 28 HR, 99 RBI
2B Alexei Ramirez
.280 AVG, 6 HR, 42 RBI
3B Joe Crede
.255 AVG, 19 HR, 58 RBI
SS Orlando Cabrera
.273 AVG, 8 HR, 75 RBI
LF Carlos Quentin
.259 AVG, 14 HR, 63 RBI
CF Nick Swisher
.270 AVG, 32 HR, 84 RBI
RF Jermaine Dye
.277 AVG, 30 HR, 86 RBI

3B Josh Fields
.266 AVG, 26 HR, 79 RBI

SP Mark Buehrle
12-8 W-L, 4.22 ERA, 132 K
SP Javier Vazquez
13-10 W-L, 4.26 ERA, 178 K
SP Jose Contreras
11-12 W-L, 4.67 ERA, 96 K
SP Jon Danks
12-8 W-L, 4.75 ERA, 124 K
SP Gavin Floyd
7-9 W-L, 5.04 ERA, 92 K



Anonymous 1:55 PM CDT  

i think this team will be better.

i think these offensive projections are right on

Anonymous 1:59 PM CDT  

I thought Alexei Ramirez wasn't ready for the bigs.

Seems like a decent first year to me.

Eli 2:02 PM CDT  

That is what I think, but my calculations say otherwise.

Anonymous 3:04 PM CDT  

I understand that you don't like the Sox but your projections are way off. There is no way the Sox will not hit 200 hrs with all that power in the lineup. You have them hitting around 160-170. Along with that power comes rbis on avg. a player hits about 1/3 of his rbis will be hrs. If Fields is the 3rd baseman for the Sox he is going to hit more then 26 hrs, because he hit 23 in half a season last yr. I'm not saying he will hit 40 hrs but 30-35 is a better projection. Your avgs. seem way off I don't see these player even coming close to some of the avgs. You have Alexi leading the team in avg, common you should know better then that. As for Quinten he's either going to be back up or in AAA and Owens will be the starting CF. Your pitching isn't too bad but still those numbers will be better.

Eli 3:05 PM CDT  

which guys are too low, in your opinion?

Eli 3:05 PM CDT  

which guys are too low, in your opinion?

Anonymous 6:19 PM CDT  

Well almost evryone looks low Thome, Konerko, Dye, AJ, and, Cabrera is at least a.275 Crede and Alexi could go either way so its too unsure to say,if Owens is the CF he is most likely going to be around .275 as well. For Fields I think you hit it right on with his avg. but not his power he should at least his 30 if he's on the team because last year in AAA and with the White Sox he hit a total of 37 hrs. Thome is almost a lock for 35 hrs unless he injured. As well as Konerko and Swisher. Lastly I would say about 10-15 more rbis on each player. Overall not bad but you were a little off.

Anonymous 7:31 PM CDT  

In my opion you are probably not to far off on everyone, things I would change would be lock Konerko in for atleast 30 homers and Dye will hit over .275. Dye was pretty banged up last year if I recall corectly, both his back and foot gave him problems which resulted in a low ba becasue he played through the injuries. Thome should be able to hit more than 26 homers playing at a homer freindly park, U.S. Cellular. Also it looks like quentin will be out and a platoon of jerry owens and brian anderson are in. Owens is a speed slap hitter with speed (should steal atleast 40 bases if he plays everyday) and Anderson is a defensive player who has swung a good bat this spring, but hitting has been his down fall.

Grimar 10:28 PM CDT  

I think you'll find that last year was a fluke offensively for the Sox, Eli. If you look at the previous years before 2007 I think you'll get a better idea of the way the numbers will come out. At the very least, I think we can raise the batting average for Konerko and Dye. Also, remember Swisher is in a much better hitter's park than he has been in. I think having the best BA at .283 is a mistake.

Anonymous 7:32 PM CDT  

these are possible the worst projections ive ever seen.

i would go through all the reasons why but it would take way to long.

what a joke.

then people wonder why the sox fan base is so touchy. its because every year we get no f***ing repsect

Eli 9:06 PM CDT  

Well I'm sorry you feel that way, but the White Sox need to hit and if they can't, their pitching will suffer more. Your bias opinions obviously effect how you view this. My calculations and belief on how players play in age show a decline...and it started last season. They had career years in 2005. The White Sox need to restock, pronto.

Max Joseph 7:32 AM CDT  

Wow, the White Sox have re-tooled, re-stocked, whatever you'd like to call it. The Swisher/Orlando Cabrera combo at the top of the lineup is a DANGEROUS catalyst. Obviously, I will admit to a somewhat bias analysis, but not being the biggest Kenny Williams fan, you can't deny the Swisher acquisition. This kid will flourish, and already is in the Sox lineup. A big year from Danks and Floyd is the only thing holding them back from making a run at a playoff spot. The bullpen is much improved, I love Linebrink in the setup role and Jenks is a legitimate Top-5 closer. Second base is the only ? mark, as Uribe is basically just out there due to the $5 million they're paying him. Watch out Central Division, but as always, it comes down to pitching.

E Silv 10:45 PM CDT  

Sorry to say but Carlos Quentin already passed your projection of homers and rbis, MVP