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Community Projection: Andrew McCutchen

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Next up in our community projection series is Andrew McCutchen. Here are McCutchen's career numbers. In the comments, predict his 2011 batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. As a bonus, you can predict McCutchen's UZR/150 (which is a measure of his defense, and which you can find here. If you don't know what that is, don't worry about it).

The results for Jose Tabata are in:

Player Community ZiPS
Chris Snyder .232/.324/.388, 25% caught stealing .215/.324/.381
Lyle Overbay .261/.346/.432 .244/.336/.423
Neil Walker .278/.337/.444 .271/.321/.453
Ronny Cedeno .247/.295/.365, 105 starts .253/.295/.385
Pedro Alvarez .267.352/.507, 33 homers .262/.337/.479
Jose Tabata .294/.365/.428, 30 stolen bases .289/.343/.398

The line the community has projected for Tabata would be a big step forward for him - he hit .299/.346/.400 last year. It's not impossible, certainly, for him to improve to that degree, but I can't fault ZiPS for being a bit more conservative. With his defense, he should be a valuable player in either case.