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:
|Chris Snyder||.232/.324/.388, 25% caught stealing||.215/.324/.381|
|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.