Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 2/8/13
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Baltimore Orioles. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other 2013 Projections: Angels / Astros / Athletics / Blue Jays / Brewers / Cardinals / Cubs / Diamondbacks / Dodgers / Giants / Mariners / Marlins / Mets / Nationals / Padres / Phillies / Pirates / Rangers / Rays / Reds / Rockies / Royals / Tigers / Twins / White Sox / Yankees. Batters Readers with an interest in arbitrary-ish end points will be keen on learning that, among major-league catchers over the last two seasons, Matt Wieters is fourth overall by WAR with a mark of 9.1. Other readers — even those who are entirely wary of arbitrary end points — will recognize that Wieters is projected by ZiPS to produce in 2013 roughly what he averaged between 2011 and -12. In either case, he’s probably one of the five-best catchers in the major
PLAYERS: Matt WietersWilson BetemitChris TillmanTommy HunterDylan BundyAntoan RichardsonJJ HardyAdam JonesNick MarkakisJonathan SchoopYamaico NavarroNate McLouthTrayvon RobinsonChris DavisL.J. HoesNolan ReimoldLuis ExpositoRyan AdamsChris DickersonJim ThomeJose GilAlexi CasillaXavier AveryLew FordJason PridieBrian RobertsConor JacksonTravis IshikawaTaylor TeagardenNick JohnsonChris RobinsonJai MillerRyan FlahertyEndy ChavezRhyne HughesBill HallJosh BarfieldAlex GonzalezTorii HunterMark KotsayBlake DeWittRonnie MerrillXavier PaulAaron GuielWyatt ToregasTravis DenkerJoe InglettBrian JordanJalal LeachBrandon MossJohn MabryJason HammelWei-Yin ChenTsuyoshi WadaMiguel GonzalezJoe SaundersRandy WolfTroy PattonZach BrittonJake ArrietaPedro StropLuis AyalaJoel PineiroSteve JohnsonZach BraddockT.J. McFarlandBrian MatuszStuart PomeranzRobert HintonDaniel McCutchenRich RundlesRob DelaneyMiguel SocolovichDaniel SchlerethZach ClarkAdam RussellJair JurrjensManny DelcarmenMark HendricksonAJ BurnettJose GuzmanJosh JohnsonBrandon BackeKirk RueterMike StantonJason JohnsonFelix HerediaJosh TowersTyler WalkerDarren OliverDan SerafiniLee GronkiewiczMike VenafroSteve ColyerChris Baker
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