Zipping along with the Dodgers

It is always fun to check out the Fangraphs Zips projections by Dan Szymborksi for the Dodgers.

Lots of projection data is in the link above but I’m going to simply say over/under on key or interesting players on the list related to either wRC+ or ERA+.

Player AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ Betting
Corey Seager 0.293 0.357 0.495 0.359 124 Just Right
Cody Bellinger 0.272 0.353 0.558 0.375 134 Just Right
Yasiel Puig 0.267 0.345 0.475 0.347 116 Over
Yasmani Grandal 0.235 0.324 0.456 0.333 107 Over
Chris Taylor 0.259 0.322 0.422 0.32 98 Over
Logan Forsythe 0.25 0.341 0.41 0.326 103 Over
Austin Barnes 0.254 0.342 0.387 0.319 98 Over
Andrew Toles 0.266 0.301 0.409 0.303 87 Over
Kiké Hernandez 0.238 0.312 0.417 0.311 93 Over
Justin Turner 0.292 0.37 0.481 0.362 126 Under
Joc Pederson 0.233 0.348 0.455 0.344 114 Under

It would appear that I’m very bullish on a number of Dodgers compared to Zips.

A couple of fun items about the zips. Stu Pederson the father of Joc Pederson is listed as the number one comp for Blake Gailen. I have no idea who Blake Gailen is, but how cool is that?

Also, Matt Stairs is the number one comp for Yasiel Puig. Ha Ha Ha.

Joc Pederson can’t be thrilled to see his comp being Val Pascucci.

I have zero idea how the comp program works for Zips but physical characteristics are certainly not in the code. Still, couldn’t they find an athletic 1st baseman for Cody Bellinger instead of one of my all-time favorite 1st baseman Kent Hrbek?

 

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7 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    Bellinger – Wes Parker with power to spare …

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    • 68elcamino427

      Bellinger is listed as 6’4″ and 210 lbs.
      Parker is listed as 6’1″ and 180 lbs.

      1970 was Parker’s career season at age 30.
      161 G, 705 PA, 614 AB, 47 2B, 4 3B, 10 HR, 79 BB, 70 SO, .319/.392/.458/.850, 133 OPS+
      wRC+ 130

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    • 68elcamino427

      Bellinger is listed as 6’4″ and 210 lbs.
      Parker is listed as 6’1″ and 180 lbs.

      1970 was Parker’s career season at age 30.
      161 G, 705 PA, 614 AB, 47 2B, 4 3B, 10 HR, 79 BB, 70 SO, .319/.392/.458/.850,
      133 OPS+
      wRC+ 130

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      • 68elcamino427

        And he coulda been hitting in front of
        FRANK HOWARD!

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        • 68elcamino427

          TED WILLIAMS is listed as 6’3″ and 205 lbs.
          He only played in RF and LF though.

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    • Yes, very much so. I’ve said this before and written about it over at TBLA but Wes Parker did an interview once where he said the reason he was successful in 1970 is that he worked his ass off, and while he had a great year he got no enjoyment out of the season because he didn’t like working that hard for baseball.

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      • 68elcamino427

        Right?

        These days Parker would have made millions of dollars per year!

        Those days players took off season jobs to make ends meet!
        BBR shows Parker’s career earnings as $95,000.

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