Originally written on Fragile Freddy's  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Ready for 2012 everyone? On Tuesday Dan Szymborski released his “ZiPS” projections for the Boston Red Sox.The best note I read in the comments at the Baseball Think Factory discussion is that these are “projections” not “predictions.” The latter purport to tell you what will happen, the former include the unspoken caveat “based on the information known today.” I want to look at five players that I think these projections are enlightening for;Bobby Jenks – RHP – ERA+ 112The most underrated loss of the season was that of Jenks. Put Jenks in the Red Sox bullpen and I think a whole host of dominoes start falling;- Daniel Bard stays fresh- the end of games gets a lot shorter- Alfredo Aceves probably gets a lot more startsIf Jenks can be healthy that ERA+ is more than attainable and a big boost to the Sox.Jose Iglesias – SS - .251/.289/.311OK, that is not very good but it is better than I anticipated for a guy who went .235/.285/.269 at AAA. Those numbers work out to an OPS+ of 59...
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