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Community Projection: Paul Maholm

UPDATE: The Maholm projections are now closed.

How will Paul Maholm in the coming year? Will he again be among the National League leaders in walks, and how will his control issues affect his ERA? Will he take steps toward developing an out pitch? Will an improved infield defense (with Adam LaRoche instead of Sean Casey, a full year of Freddy Sanchez, and a slimmed-down Jack Wilson) improve the groundball-inducing Maholm's numbers?

Let me know in the comments by guessing Maholm's 2007 ERA, IP, strikeouts and walks.

Ian Snell is still open. Zach Duke is closed. Here are the results:

Ronny Paulino C .271/.334/.414 .272/.327/.378
Adam LaRoche 1B .281/.350/.539 .279/.345/.526
Freddy Sanchez 2B .314/.360/.436 .306/.348/.432
Jack Wilson SS .273/.314/.373 .270/.312/.377
Jose Bautista 3B/OF .255/.343/.436 .255/.338/.431
Jose Castillo 2B/3B .259/.307/.404 .256/.304/.388
Jason Bay LF .294/.398/.564 .278/.378/.521
Chris Duffy CF .285/.340/.387 .274/.326/.389
Xavier Nady RF .281/.338/.452 .280/.340/.467
Zach Duke 3.99 ERA, 209 IP, 126 K, 56 BB 3.92 ERA, 216 IP, 127 K, 59 BB

I think we'd all have to be thrilled if Duke did what we projected here. The innings pitched numbers are possible, but in my humble opinion, not especially likely for a pitcher Duke's age. And the ERA is quite low.

...Wow. I wrote that before checking out Duke's ZiPS projection. I still think we're being overly optimistic, but... wow.