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Many of you read probably read the TRI projections for players at different positions and wondered what you were looking at. How does that single number translate into something you could use for your fantasy draft. Plus, how can you possibly know whether this fly by night metric is actually worth anything in fantasy projections? Well, we’ve decided to do the heavy lifting for you. Bill James did hitter and pitcher projections in his handbook. We’ll test TRI by looking at its catcher rankings as compared to the rankings of Bill James’ forecasts. Bill James is a name you can trust. I would be remiss to point out that he would say that his projections are meant for entertainment purposes only. It is also but one single projection where TRI is based on three different sources. Baseball Prospectus also has their one projections and others prefer to use CHONE for theirs. However, we are talking entertainment, so here goes. 15. Chris Iannetta– Los Angeles Angels TRI: 7.0 Trad...

Putting TRI to the Test: First Base

Last time, we took a look at the catchers individually while comparing total run index and Bill James’ offensive projections. This time we will include another one of my famous tables. Pictures paint a thousand words and this is just one of those instances. Players in bold below were able to be projected according to TRI. Those not bolded simply had the TRI scores...

Moneyball Makes Jose Canseco Nostalgic, Compares Himself to Bill James

I should create a category called “Jose Canseco,” since his stories never cease to create headlines. Once in a while, Canseco takes to Twitter and makes emotional pleas about his baseball career. Last night was one of those scenarios. .bbpBox{background:url( #07090b;padding:20px;} Just...

The Current NL Central Lineups

I'm using the MLB depth charts, the Bill James projections for wOBA on Fangraphs and their 2012 playing age along with a few assumptions like Dusty isn't going to play Devin Mesoraco or Chris Heisey over veterans. Let's see how the NL Central offenses stack up. Obviously the actual order of lineups and players may vary, and there's no accounting for expected playing...
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