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2017 VEB Community Projections: Aledmys Diaz

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He’s the shortstop for the Cardinals in 2017. Can he repeat last year?

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Last season, we ran projections for Aledmys Diaz on March 11, after Jhonny Peralta was injured, assuming that he might be in line for some playing time. By the time we rolled around to revealing the projections, the Cardinals had signed Ruben Tejada, Diaz didn’t even make the Opening Day roster, and I didn’t even bother to publish the results.

Here is what everyone thought Diaz would do:

314 PA

10 HR

40 RBI

42 R

6 SB

.268 BA

.321 OBP

.425 SLG

1.7 WAR

Here’s what he did:

460 PA

17 HR

65 RBI

71 R

4 SB

.300 BA

.369 OBP

.510 SLG

2.7 WAR

Pretty disappointing in that stolen base department, huh?

Absent an injury (fingers crossed), Diaz figures to get a full season of playing time at shortstop. If he were to even repeat last year’s numbers that would be a big success. As for other projections, you can find ZiPS here, Steamer here, and Baseball Prospectus ($) on their player pages.

How do you think Diaz will do?

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