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Marco Gonzales: 2016 VEB Projections

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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: Marco Gonzales

Marco Gonzales is currently fighting for a future role should one of the Cardinals' current starters go down. He was in that role last season as well, and pitched very well in Spring Training. Unfortunately, the season did not go as well as he would have liked as injuries prevented him from contributing. His line last season looked like this:

Marco Gonzales Team GS IP K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP WAR
2015 Cardinals (A+) 2 4.2 7.71 0 0 1.45
2015 Cardinals (AA) 2 6.2 8.1 0 0 1.95
2015 Cardinals (AAA) 14 69.1 6.62 3.12 5.45 5.08
2015 Cardinals 1 2.2 3.38 3.38 13.5 8.38 -0.1

If he can stay healthy, he is likely to see time in St. Louis this season. His projections can be found on his FanGraphs player page here. What do you think?

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