Next up in our Community Projections is Freddy Sanchez. Guess how he'll do in 2009 in the comments by predicting his 2009 batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, in that order. Sanchez has a 2010 option that automatically vests if he makes the All-Star team and has 600 plate appearances, so for our bonus let's predict the number of plate appearances Sanchez will have in 2009.
Here are Sanchez's career numbers. If you've been lurking at Bucs Dugout, Community Projections are an easy and fun way to get involved, so get to it.
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Here are the results of the Community Projections so far, including the Adam LaRoche projection, which is now closed:
|Ryan Doumit||C||.289/.346/.477||115 games played|
|Adam LaRoche||1B||.279/.350/.508||10th HR on June 11|
The Pirates are playing the Braves in Atlanta on June 11th. The community's projection would be a tick better than LaRoche's performance last year, when he hit .270/.341/.500 and hit his 10th homer off Doug Brocail nearly a month later, on July 8. It sounds like you believe that this is the year LaRoche's first half / second half madness stops.