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Jordan Walden: 2016 VEB Projections

VEB Projections Project

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Editor's Note: Two years ago, Site Manager Ben Humphrey asked readers to provide predictions for Cardinals baseball players. Last year, he renewed that request, and although Ben is in blogger retirement, we at VEB are re-renewing the request to predict how the Cardinals will do.

We will not get to every player on the 40-man roster, but we will get to most. There will not be a defined order for the players, but players most assured of playing time will go first so we can let some of Spring Training play out. We will ask for standard stats. For hitters: Plate Appearances, Home Runs, RBI (gasp!), Runs, Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage, and WAR. As trying to figure wOBA on is very difficult, we will use a rough approximation based on OBP and SLG ((1.7*OBP+SLG)/3). For pitchers: Starts, Games, Innings Pitched, K/9, BB/9, ERA, FIP, WAR, and Saves.

Next Up: Jordan Walden

Walden came to the Cardinals in the same trade that brought Jason Heyward from the Braves. The Cardinals immediately signed Walden to a two-year deal with an option for a third. The first year did not turn out so well as Walden did fine appearing in 11 of the first 15 games and 12 of the first 20 games, but then found himself on the disabled list with a recovery that would last all season. His final line looked like this:

Jordan Walden SV IP K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP WAR
2015 1 10.1 10.45 3.48 0.87 1.97 0.4

He has come to Spring Training seemingly healthy and his addition could make the Cardinals bullpen the best in the majors given an offseason planning around him not being able to contribute. His health is still up in the air, and his player projections can be found on his FanGraphs player page.

What do you think?

Second Editor's Note: I created the form so that all pitcher forms are identical. You see starts there. Presumably you will enter 0 for him. All the starters will have saves on their forms. This makes the data easier to collect. Thank you for your understanding. I did not include games/appearances because innings should suffice for these projections. Thanks.

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