Originally posted on The Pipeline  |  Last updated 9/22/9
Back in March I ran through the Royals' PECOTA stat predictions as listed by Baseball Prospectus and then put my own predictive spin on them. I gave the 50th percentile (most likely) projection as a solid average of what the system said....here's how it's shaken out.CMiguel Olivo PECOTA: .240 BA/.274 OBP/.420 SLG, 9 HR, 37 RBI, 10 BB/68 K with average to slightly sub-par defensePipeline (March 2 post): I take the over. 60th percentile projection of .250/.284/.422, 10 HR, 40 RBI sounds more like it, but I'd go with like 13 HR, 49 RBI.Actual: .251/.291/.503, 23 HR, 64 RBI -- wow, both off, but I was closer, almost got the BA/OBP. Pipeline 1, PECOTA 0John BuckPECOTA: .227/.298/.383, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 23 BB/64 K with slightly worse defense than OlivoPipeline: This looks about right, although I'd look for a lower OBP. I say around a .285 OBP, 5 HR.Actual: .235/.293/.476, 8 HR, 34 RBI -- a couple weeks left and PECOTA's HR/RBI totals are right on. I'll give this one to the system, but it's a hollow
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Martin detained after seeking help at hospital

Siemian downplays Broncos players pining for Cousins

FBI documents show widespread payments to top college, high school players

Legal expert: 'Real chance NBA could come down hard' on Mavs

Report: Chiefs, Rams agree to trade for Marcus Peters

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Source: Dan Gilbert won't do 'what it takes to keep' LeBron

Kyrie Irving on forcing trade to Celtics: ‘I’m glad I took a chance’

Report: Bennett wants to keep playing, could return to Pats

Jameis Winston cited for careless driving after ‘minor collision’

Steelers GM pays tribute to standing Ryan Shazier at awards banquet

Paul Heyman says Brock Lesnar could still return to UFC

The 'Let’s play QB roulette' quiz

NHL Weekender: Playoff races heat up as trade deadline looms

MLB breakout candidates for the 2018 season

No one wants to jump with Dennis Smith Jr.

NFL players who could be traded before draft

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top MLB Cy Young candidates heading into 2018

The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history

Faltering Blackhawks face tough decisions at deadline

MLB's top 10 first basemen for 2018

25 best MLB players under 25

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

Royals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

MLB breakout candidates for the 2018 season

The 'Let’s play QB roulette' quiz

NHL Weekender: Playoff races heat up as trade deadline looms

No one wants to jump with Dennis Smith Jr.

The 'Kawhi so serious?' quiz

Top MLB Cy Young candidates heading into 2018

25 best MLB players under 25

The 'Red Sox finally get their guy' quiz

MLB's top 10 first basemen for 2018

Faltering Blackhawks face tough decisions at deadline

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker