Monday, December 28, 2015
Boston Red Sox 2016 ZiPS Projections—We Think
FanGraphs.com has laid out the 2016 ZiPS projections for your Boston Red Sox. Not surprisingly, dual 23-year-olds Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts top the list—with "zWAR" values of 5.4 and 3.0, respectively. Dustin Pedroia (2.5), David Ortiz (2.3) and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (2.2) round out the top five position players. Among starting pitchers, David Price leads the way with a "zWAR" value of 4.9, followed by Eduardo Rodriguez at 2.4, Rick Porcello at 2.3, Clay Buchholz at 2.0 and Joe Kelly at 1.3. It all makes sense—in fact, it's exactly what your eyeballs would tell you. Our collective head hurts.