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:
Here’s what he did:
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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