Bucco Nation Pirates Projections for 2016

By Jason Shetler

During my “Bucco Breakdown” series, I compared stats of each Pirates player from the last two seasons, as well as provide a 2016 projection from FanGraphs or Steamer. I will now give out my own Pirates projections for the upcoming season.

Outfield

Andrew McCutchen: .305/.405/.510, 22 HR, 90 RBI, 6.0 WAR

Gregory Polanco: .280/.350/.440, 17 HR, 65 RBI, 3.5 WAR

Starling Marte: .290/.340/.500, 24 HR, 95 RBI, 5.5 WAR

 

Infield

John Jaso: .265/.360/.435, 7 HR, 50 RBI, 1.5 WAR

Jordy Mercer: .260/.305/.350, 8 HR, 45 RBI, 1.0 WAR

Josh Harrison: .285/.330/.425, 10 HR, 70 RBI, 2.5 WAR

Jung-Ho Kang: .280/.350/.430, 13 HR, 65 RBI, 3.0 WAR

 

Catcher

Francisco Cervelli: .275/.355/.415, 8 HR, 60 RBI, 3.5 WAR

 

Bench

Chris Stewart: .260/.315/.335, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 0.5 WAR

Jason Rogers: .260/.335/.400, 6 HR, 25 RBI, 0.5 WAR

Michael Morse: .270/.340/.425, 8 HR, 30 RBI, 1.0 WAR

Sean Rodriguez: .225/.280/.375, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 0.0 WAR

 

Rotation

Francisco Liriano: 3.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 4.0 BB/9, 9.5 K/9, 3.0 WAR

Gerrit Cole: 2.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 2.0 BB/9, 9.0 K/9, 5.0 WAR

Jeff Locke: 4.35 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, 6.5 K/9, 0.5 WAR

Jon Niese: 3.65 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, 6.5 K/9, 2.0 WAR

Ryan Vogelsong: 4.50 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9, 7.0 K/9, 0.5 WAR

 

Bullpen

Arquimedes Caminero: 3.30 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, 9.0 K/9

Jared Hughes: 3.25 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, 5.5 K/9

Juan Nicasio: 3.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, 8.5 K/9

Mark Melancon: 2.50 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 1.5 BB/9, 8.0 K/9

Neftali Feliz: 4.00 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, 7.5 K/9

Tony Watson: 2.75 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 2.0 BB/9, 8.0 K/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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