It was johnnycuff's idea to do a McCutchen projection, which I think should be interesting while we wait for the rotation to sort itself out a bit. In the comments, predict McCutchen's 2009 batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, in that order. As a bonus, guess the number of at bats (not plate appearances, at bats) McCutchen will have this year. If you've been lurking, community projections are an easy way to start getting involved.
Here are the results of the projections so far, including the one for Matt Capps, which is now closed:
|Ryan Doumit||C||.289/.346/.477||115 games played||.287/.343/.463|
|Adam LaRoche||1B||.279/.350/.508||10th HR on June 11||.268/.343/.485|
|Freddy Sanchez||2B||.300/.332/.419||548 PAs||.285/.324/.398|
|Jack Wilson||SS||.271/.313/.360||Last 2009 game w/Bucs: August 13
|Andy LaRoche||3B||.264/.361/.436||124 starts||.232/.325/.363|
|Brandon Moss||OF||.260/.333/.460||48 extra-base hits||.251/.312/.403|
|Nate McLouth||CF||.276/.355/.480||First CS on May 21||.261/.342/.459|
|Nyjer Morgan||OF||.274/.318/.348||43 games at leadoff||.262/.315/.318|
|Paul Maholm||SP||184.3 IP, 132K, 58BB, 4.00 ERA||12 wins||180.7 IP, 120K, 60BB, 4.53 ERA|
|Matt Capps||RP||64.3 IP, 55K, 13BB, 3.13 ERA||26 saves||71.7 IP, 55K, 13BB, 3.25 ERA|
It doesn't look like the community and ZiPS have much to disagree about here. Capps has become one of the Pirates' more dependable players, which is funny given that he's a reliever who isn't in the best shape.