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Brandon Moss: 2016 VEB Projections Results

What does VEB expect from Moss this year?

Craig Edwards

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 renewed the request to predict how the Cardinals will do. The answers are now in.

We received 83 responses and this is what we said when we requested your help:


Moss is a tough one to project, both in quality of his play and the amount of time he gets. Moss is part of a five-players-for-three-position situation with Matt Adams, Stephen Piscotty, Randal Grichuk, and Tommy Pham. Ideally most of those guys stay healthy and Moss takes a lot of plate appearances against RHP but not many against LHP. Matheny has never used a straight platoon though, so its not an easy assumption.

He also was likely recovering from lost muscle in his lower body last year, so it's not easy to say that 2015 was his new normal. Moss was much better from 2012-2014. At the same time, he's entering his age 32 season so those days may just be behind him. Here are his 2015 numbers:

145 526 19 47 58 0 .226 .304 .407 .308 94 0.6
Here is his fangaphs page, which includes his career stats as well as Steamer and Zips projection.


This is what you had to say.


Somewhere around 20 homers with an average on-base percentage and not great defense seems to be the consensus. Find the full results here.

Thanks for your help.