Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Checking out the Competition: NL West Second Basemen

Now that the start of the season is within view I thought it would be nice to take a little bit of time and take a look at how the teams in the NL West compare to each other.

Yesterday I took a look at the first basemen and today it is time to move on to the second basemen the projections for each using the ZIPS projections from Baseball Think Factory and projected starters from MLB Depth Charts.

The NL West's crop of second basemen is pretty weak, not a single player on any of the five teams is projected to have an OPS+ over 100. The Giants offensive savior and big free agent acquisition (if you believe the hype coming out of the Giants management) Freddy Sanchez is projected to hit a pedestrian .273/ .313/ .373 which equals an OPS+ of 86. To top it all off who knows how much he will actually be able to play this year.

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