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Can you guess the projection?

This morning I took a look at my projections for the Cardinals hitters and pitcher for 2014. I took such a look that I made a comp (mostly from the last 10 years) for each and every player. For the pitchers, I have relievers for relievers and starters for starters. (HINT: I have Carlos Martinez as a reliever at the moment and Joe Kelly as a starter. Jaime is not listed right now.) For hitters, I looked solely at slash lines AVG/OBP/SLG/OPS and amounts of HR and SB. For hitters, position and fielding ability did not come into play one bit on my comps.

(I placed a * next to players who I do not expect to make the roster)

The St. Louis Cardinals have the following lineup comps:

2004 Michael Young
2011 Alex Rios
2000 Alex Gonzalez*
2005 Jermaine Dye - without speed
2007 Garrett Atkins
2011 Todd Helton
2011 Cameron Maybin
2010 Jerry Hairston
2012 Cliff Pennington
2008 Asdrubal Cabrera
2007 Casey Blake
2008 Mark Teahen - with speed
2005 Alex Gonzalez
2013 Josh Donaldson
2008 Jeff Francoeur*
2008 Melvin Mora
2010 Jeff Keppinger
2013 Alberto Callaspo
2007 Craig Counsell*
2011 Chase Headley*
2009 Chris Davis*
1996 Otis Nixon - with no speed*

Your St. Louis Cardinals pitching comps for the rotation:

2013 Dan Haren + 55 IP
2013 Homer Bailey - 30 IP
2009 Max Scherzer + 20 IP
2013 Jeff Samardzija - some HR allowed
2004 Jason Marquis - 40 IP

The bullpen would be some combination of:
2010 Hong-Chih Kuo
2011 Ryan Madsen
2008 Kyle Farnsworth - cutting HR by 3/4 or so
2009 Jose Valverde
*2010 Manny Delcarmen
2006 Cla Meredith
2013 Dan Jennings
2010 DJ Carrasco
2012 Fernando Rodney
*2011 Luis Ayala
2007 Scot Shields
*2010 Manny Corpas
*2005 Kevin Gregg


Can you guess which comp goes with which current Cardinals player projection by stlfan?

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