Player Projections: All Batters

I decided to jump ahead and post my player projections for all hitters. The players are projected as if they were relatively healthy all season (no major injuries). Obviously things will happen and players will miss time and players from the minors will make up some of the total at-bats but the overall team projections reflect a pretty close approximation of what I expect the team to post.

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K TB BA SLG OBP OPS
Joe Mauer 145 545 84 187 34 3 16 91 4 88 75 275 0.343 0.505 0.434 0.939
Ryan Doumit 120 430 51 120 25 0 17 70 1 31 81 196 0.279 0.456 0.328 0.783
Drew Butera 32 95 6 19 5 0 1 6 0 5 23 27 0.200 0.284 0.240 0.524
Chris Herrmann 32 95 8 23 7 1 1 9 1 9 18 35 0.242 0.368 0.308 0.676
Justin Morneau 136 534 85 153 28 1 29 103 2 61 103 270 0.287 0.506 0.360 0.865
Chris Parmelee 105 405 57 107 21 2 17 62 2 41 90 183 0.264 0.452 0.332 0.784
Brian Dozier 134 551 89 154 22 7 10 42 23 47 88 220 0.279 0.399 0.336 0.735
Pedro Florimon 111 404 37 96 13 5 5 29 12 31 97 134 0.238 0.332 0.292 0.624
Trevor Plouffe 132 497 69 133 23 1 25 75 2 42 112 233 0.268 0.469 0.325 0.793
Jamey Carroll 107 367 51 107 19 1 1 34 9 41 53 131 0.292 0.357 0.363 0.720
Eduardo Escobar 75 210 15 45 8 2 1 12 9 13 41 60 0.214 0.286 0.260 0.546
Darin Mastroianni 100 375 60 100 15 4 7 42 25 36 83 144 0.267 0.384 0.331 0.715
Joe Benson 121 463 73 119 18 4 14 51 13 48 111 187 0.257 0.404 0.327 0.731
Aaron Hicks 42 151 22 37 7 2 3 16 5 12 30 57 0.245 0.377 0.301 0.678
Josh Willingham 155 541 81 137 30 1 28 99 3 68 150 253 0.253 0.468 0.337 0.804
Totals   5663 788 1537 275 34 175 741 111 573 1155 2405 0.271 0.425 0.338 0.763

I expect the Twins to score more runs and hit a lot more homeruns this season. I expect Justin Morneau to make another step forward and the M&M Boys to again be a force. I also expect Brian Dozier to emerge as a solid top of the order option. Note also that I project Joe Benson to take the centerfield job and hold it for most of the year. This is my most optimistic projection but I still believe he has the talent to be a major league player. Overall, this looks like a middle of the pack offense but a step up from last year. Next up I will project the pitchers.

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