2019 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Dodgers

After having typically appeared in the hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have now been released at FanGraphs for more than half a decade. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Batters

Overall, the Dodgers still project as being among the best teams in baseball, but something feels curiously unsatisfying about the team’s offseason. The team appears to be shuffling the outfield again, but is the Cody Bellinger/A.J. Pollock/Guy in CF While A.J. Pollock is Injured/Maybe Alex Verdugo configuration really any better than the Bellinger/Joc Pederson/Yasiel Puig option — while still having Alex Wood and Kyle Farmer but not the Reds prospects — would have been? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Pollock is a better player than Pederson, but riskier given his health history, and ZiPS has always been slightly underwhelmed by Verdugo. Given the team’s positional flexibility and their theoretical pocketbook, this depth chart could still change considerably over the next month; despite the tea leaves suggesting they’re out on Bryce Harper, I remain less than 100% convinced.

One wonders how much of Los Angeles’ apparent lack of interest in a big name isn’t a matter of feeling miserly, but is simply a reflection of the state of the NL West, which looks a lot less dangerous for the reigning champs than last year. Barring big changes, Arizona’s in a mostly-rebuilding phase, the Giants probably saw their last real opportunity to compete with their current core end last summer, and only part of San Diego’s prospect crop will be reaped this year, though a move for Manny Machado or J.T. Realmuto could accelerate the Padres’ timeline. That just leaves the Rockies, who while improved with Daniel Murphy at first, are unlikely to get quite as much awesomeness from their best players as they received in 2018. Colorado’s the biggest threat to the Dodgers in the division, but they’re also a passive team apparently content with their holes.

ZiPS is sold on Max Muncy, in large part due to his velocity data, the magnitude of his 2018 breakout, and the fact that his translated 2017 performance of .264/.351/.420 was more-than-adequate. That’s enough to effectively counteract his disappointing prior major league performance and meh-minus minor league translations of .218/.317/.346 and .219/.282/.359. In the end, ZiPS sees a lot more downside risk in Muncy’s batting average than his power, power being a difficult trick to fake.

Pitchers
Clayton Kershaw’s projection has to be the best OMG THAT’S HORRIBLE projection that ZiPS has ever spat out. The fact is, he’s missed time due to injury in four of the last five seasons and while no individual injury has been of the severe variety — the sort where ligaments are replaced or shoulders reconstructed — there’s evidence that he’s just not at the same level as he was from 2013-2016. ZiPS is still projecting him to be a star, but you can’t ignore his continued velocity decline and the loss of 20% of his strikeouts. That was enough to drop his yearly top comp from Sandy Koufax to “only” Tom Glavine. A brief aside: Kershaw was actually slightly easier to make contact against in 2018 than the average pitcher, which is really weird.

The bottom-line WAR projections aren’t generally in the stratosphere for the Dodgers, but that’s in large part due to the fact that the pitching staff has a checkered health record and ZiPS is only projecting Kershaw to qualify for the rate stat leaderboard. What the Dodgers don’t have in health they’ve been forced to make up for in depth, and of the pitchers on the 40-man roster, ZiPS projects a shocking 15 to have a league-average ERA or better (when adjusting for park, of course). Just on the major league roster, ZiPS sees both Caleb Ferguson and Ross Stripling as perfectly adequate fallback options if (when?) the rotation starts making DL trips.

I believe that Kenley Jansen is the first player to get a top comp of a prime Mariano Rivera (a few have gotten him as a minor-league starter). Seems kinda poetic given Jansen’s cutter, which ZiPS doesn’t actually know about, though he’s unlikely to retire as the best reliever in major league history. From a comp standpoint, a team shouldn’t be able to complain too much when a quarter of their pitching staff has Hall of Famers — easy ones rather than guys that just happened to be Frankie Frisch’s teammates — as their top comparisons.

Bench and Prospects

ZiPS doesn’t see the Dodger farm system as being as strong as it did in the last few years, but there’s still a lot of future major league value here. ZiPS isn’t on the Alex Verdugo star bandwagon, but at least sees him as an above-average starter in his prime, and the projections for Keibert Ruiz are of a similar level of quality. ZiPS thinks that both Dustin May and Dennis Santana wouldn’t embarrass themselves if dragooned into duty on the major league roster, and even Yadier Alvarez, a pitching prospect who a set of algorithms ought to have issues properly appreciating, gets a projection in the same zip code as league-average. ZiPS thinks that both Will Smith and Gavin Lux will be league-average regulars, but sees a significant quality dropoff after that pair. That’s not including Jeter Downs, who will get a projection for ZiPS Top 100 list, but I avoid giving official seasonal projections for players who’ve only played in the Midwest League outside of rookie ball unless I’m forced to by circumstance.

One pedantic note for 2019: for the WAR graphic, I’m using FanGraphs’ depth chart playing time, not the playing time ZiPS spits out, so there will be occasional differences in WAR totals.

Ballpark graphic courtesy Eephus League. Depth charts constructed by way of those listed here at site.

Batters – Counting Stats
Player B Age PO G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS
Manny Machado R 26 SS 156 618 88 174 36 2 34 112 60 110 11 3
Cody Bellinger L 23 1B 156 545 92 147 29 6 34 101 73 149 14 2
Corey Seager L 25 SS 129 499 72 140 32 3 17 77 47 111 4 1
Justin Turner R 34 3B 118 409 60 119 27 1 15 63 46 64 4 1
A.J. Pollock R 31 CF 114 425 65 112 24 4 16 57 32 90 16 4
Chris Taylor R 28 SS 148 523 76 130 30 7 15 63 50 154 13 7
Joc Pederson R 27 CF 136 386 62 92 24 2 22 62 56 108 3 5
Max Muncy L 28 1B 131 385 63 94 18 2 23 66 64 124 3 1
Keibert Ruiz B 20 C 107 407 47 107 19 1 10 45 22 57 0 1
Alex Verdugo L 23 CF 138 474 59 130 25 2 11 50 40 67 8 3
Kiké Hernandez R 27 CF 145 361 55 89 19 2 16 48 44 87 3 0
Russell Martin R 36 C 94 314 44 67 11 0 12 40 48 92 1 3
Austin Barnes R 29 C 102 262 38 63 13 1 5 30 37 65 7 2
Will D. Smith R 24 C 88 327 39 64 14 1 12 39 31 122 4 1
David Freese R 36 3B 111 335 39 82 14 1 10 50 31 97 0 0
Gavin Lux L 21 SS 120 493 61 117 20 7 13 53 44 125 11 10
DJ Peters R 23 CF 133 517 65 103 21 4 23 66 40 235 1 3
Matt Beaty L 26 1B 101 388 45 101 21 1 7 44 25 68 2 2
Chase Utley L 40 2B 94 203 24 46 12 2 3 20 19 41 4 1
Andrew Toles R 27 LF 95 327 40 82 18 2 7 39 15 76 7 5
Jake Peter L 26 2B 117 426 46 96 16 2 8 41 30 126 6 4
Rob Segedin R 30 1B 85 282 37 68 13 2 9 41 21 69 1 1
Rocky Gale R 31 C 98 324 29 72 13 2 3 29 15 65 1 1
Angelo Mora B 26 2B 105 370 36 87 16 4 6 40 20 94 4 3
Edwin Rios L 25 3B 109 406 47 95 22 1 13 54 22 144 1 2
Travis Taijeron R 30 RF 116 397 50 84 21 2 16 55 41 165 1 2
Connor Wong R 23 C 100 383 46 80 15 1 15 46 27 158 5 3
Paulo Orlando R 33 RF 106 369 39 87 17 2 7 36 13 86 4 1
Josh Thole L 32 C 34 98 8 19 3 0 1 6 9 23 1 0
Shane Peterson L 31 LF 120 390 42 91 21 3 9 49 23 114 3 0
Zach McKinstry L 24 2B 94 325 35 67 12 3 4 27 32 103 3 3
Jeren Kendall L 23 CF 110 438 42 84 13 5 10 36 35 181 22 17
Cameron Perkins R 28 1B 108 389 44 93 23 2 9 48 21 77 6 3
Tyler Goeddel R 26 LF 99 322 35 70 11 3 5 30 27 89 7 3
Cristian Santana R 22 3B 128 536 56 123 19 1 18 68 15 163 1 2
Zach Reks L 25 LF 84 297 31 69 10 2 4 24 24 99 5 4
Errol Robinson R 24 SS 107 417 44 91 15 2 7 36 29 127 14 6
Kyle Garlick R 27 RF 110 407 47 85 20 2 17 54 21 160 2 0
Omar Estevez R 21 SS 133 538 57 111 26 2 11 53 33 171 2 2
Michael Ahmed R 27 3B 86 298 32 57 10 2 7 27 28 122 4 4
Logan Landon R 26 LF 108 381 41 80 15 1 10 38 25 131 14 4

Batters – Rate Stats
Player BA OBP SLG OPS+ ISO BABIP RC/27 Def WAR No. 1 Comp
Manny Machado .282 .344 .511 128 .230 .295 6.7 -4 5.3 Adrian Beltre
Cody Bellinger .270 .357 .532 137 .262 .312 7.2 4 4.8 Johnny Callison
Corey Seager .281 .346 .459 116 .178 .332 6.0 3 4.0 Troy Tulowitzki
Justin Turner .291 .376 .472 128 .181 .315 6.8 3 4.0 George Kell
A.J. Pollock .264 .320 .452 106 .188 .301 5.5 3 2.7 Jackie Brandt
Chris Taylor .249 .320 .419 98 .170 .325 4.8 -2 2.4 Robby Thompson
Joc Pederson .238 .342 .482 120 .244 .273 5.7 -5 2.3 Jon Nunnally
Max Muncy .244 .355 .481 124 .236 .298 6.1 -3 2.1 Johnny Briggs
Keibert Ruiz .263 .308 .388 88 .125 .285 4.3 3 1.8 Mike Lieberthal
Alex Verdugo .274 .332 .405 99 .131 .301 5.1 -4 1.7 Nick Markakis
Kiké Hernandez .247 .328 .443 107 .197 .283 5.3 -3 1.7 Scott Hairston
Russell Martin .213 .329 .363 88 .150 .262 3.9 1 1.5 Rick Dempsey
Austin Barnes .240 .344 .355 91 .115 .302 4.5 1 1.4 Al Lopez
Will D. Smith .196 .277 .355 70 .159 .269 3.4 7 1.3 Rick Wilkins
David Freese .245 .324 .382 91 .137 .316 4.4 1 1.2 Tony Graffanino
Gavin Lux .237 .301 .385 85 .148 .293 3.9 -3 1.1 D’Angelo Jimenez
DJ Peters .199 .272 .389 77 .190 .309 3.5 -2 0.4 Brent Clevlen
Matt Beaty .260 .310 .374 84 .113 .300 4.2 3 0.3 Tommy Gregg
Chase Utley .227 .310 .350 79 .123 .270 3.9 -1 0.3 Craig Counsell
Andrew Toles .251 .288 .382 80 .131 .307 3.9 4 0.3 Rod Allen
Jake Peter .225 .281 .329 65 .103 .301 3.2 5 0.3 Mendy Lopez
Rob Segedin .241 .298 .397 86 .156 .289 4.2 1 0.2 Marlin McPhail
Rocky Gale .222 .261 .302 52 .080 .270 2.7 6 0.1 Izzy Molina
Angelo Mora .235 .275 .349 68 .114 .300 3.3 1 0.0 Juan Melo
Edwin Rios .234 .278 .389 78 .155 .329 3.7 -4 -0.1 Roy Howell
Travis Taijeron .212 .295 .395 85 .184 .315 3.9 -5 -0.2 Dustan Mohr
Connor Wong .209 .271 .371 72 .162 .310 3.4 -9 -0.3 Bob Geren
Paulo Orlando .236 .268 .350 66 .114 .290 3.4 4 -0.3 Dave Augustine
Josh Thole .194 .266 .255 43 .061 .243 2.4 -2 -0.4 Charlie Greene
Shane Peterson .233 .280 .372 75 .138 .307 3.7 -2 -0.4 Jalal Leach
Zach McKinstry .206 .288 .298 60 .092 .289 2.8 -1 -0.4 Abel Nieves
Jeren Kendall .192 .253 .313 52 .121 .300 2.4 8 -0.4 Jimmy White
Cameron Perkins .239 .285 .378 78 .139 .277 3.8 -2 -0.5 Virgil Chevalier
Tyler Goeddel .217 .287 .317 64 .099 .285 3.2 0 -0.6 Casey Craig
Cristian Santana .229 .252 .369 66 .140 .296 3.2 -3 -0.7 Matthew Moses
Zach Reks .232 .291 .320 66 .088 .335 3.2 -1 -0.7 Angelo Cuevas
Errol Robinson .218 .271 .314 58 .096 .297 3.0 -5 -0.7 Brian Bixler
Kyle Garlick .209 .253 .393 72 .184 .296 3.5 -3 -0.8 Brian McFall
Omar Estevez .206 .255 .323 56 .117 .281 2.8 -2 -0.9 Ricky Magdaleno
Michael Ahmed .191 .266 .309 55 .117 .296 2.6 -3 -1.0 Frank Kremblas
Logan Landon .210 .261 .333 60 .123 .292 3.1 -3 -1.2 Juan Piniella

Pitchers – Counting Stats
Player T Age W L ERA G GS IP H ER HR BB SO
Clayton Kershaw L 31 11 6 2.91 26 26 164.0 138 53 18 27 170
Walker Buehler R 24 9 6 3.31 28 27 141.3 118 52 16 46 163
Kenta Maeda R 31 12 8 3.63 36 24 143.7 131 58 17 43 149
Rich Hill L 39 9 7 3.81 22 22 115.7 98 49 17 40 128
Caleb Ferguson L 22 8 6 3.53 39 9 109.7 99 43 10 48 115
Ross Stripling R 29 7 6 3.92 32 17 105.7 105 46 16 25 103
Kenley Jansen R 31 3 2 2.95 64 0 64.0 50 21 9 15 81
Hyun-jin Ryu L 32 6 5 3.89 17 17 88.0 89 38 14 21 82
Dustin May R 21 7 7 4.45 24 24 131.3 142 65 19 35 96
Scott Alexander L 29 3 2 3.61 67 0 67.3 63 27 5 26 57
Ryan Madson R 38 4 3 3.28 52 0 49.3 44 18 5 13 50
Joe Kelly R 31 3 2 3.56 65 0 60.7 51 24 4 29 64
Dennis Santana R 23 5 5 4.24 18 16 87.0 83 41 11 35 87
Yadier Alvarez R 23 3 3 4.43 21 14 67.0 62 33 6 45 65
Daniel Corcino R 28 4 4 4.55 29 16 95.0 94 48 13 43 87
Pedro Baez R 31 4 3 3.72 59 0 58.0 51 24 7 22 62
Josh Sborz R 25 4 3 3.72 55 0 58.0 51 24 5 27 61
Joe Broussard R 28 5 4 3.84 53 0 65.7 63 28 8 22 63
Zach McAllister R 31 3 2 3.79 49 0 54.7 53 23 7 16 54
Josh Fields R 33 2 2 3.75 53 0 48.0 45 20 6 14 47
Mitchell White R 24 6 6 4.68 22 22 98.0 102 51 13 43 78
Brock Stewart R 27 4 4 4.70 26 20 103.3 108 54 17 35 87
Tony Cingrani L 29 2 1 3.66 45 0 39.3 32 16 5 17 50
JT Chargois R 28 3 3 3.97 50 0 45.3 41 20 4 24 45
Tony Gonsolin R 25 6 6 4.87 26 26 118.3 123 64 20 53 103
John Axford R 36 3 2 3.94 46 0 48.0 44 21 4 23 47
Dylan Floro R 28 4 4 4.28 52 0 67.3 72 32 9 18 48
Julio Urias L 22 1 1 4.25 12 9 36.0 33 17 5 16 38
Shea Spitzbarth R 24 4 4 4.24 43 0 68.0 63 32 10 31 74
Kevin Quackenbush R 30 3 3 4.18 55 0 56.0 54 26 8 20 53
Daniel Hudson R 32 3 3 4.18 53 0 51.7 48 24 6 24 52
Logan Bawcom R 30 6 7 5.08 25 14 85.0 91 48 13 38 62
Logan Salow L 24 4 4 4.32 39 0 50.0 48 24 6 26 49
Nolan Long R 25 4 4 4.41 46 0 63.3 58 31 8 39 69
C.C. Lee R 32 2 2 4.31 27 0 31.3 29 15 5 12 34
Adam McCreery L 26 3 3 4.58 41 0 55.0 48 28 4 45 59
Logan Ondrusek R 34 2 2 4.42 38 0 38.7 38 19 6 15 36
Yimi Garcia R 28 2 2 4.43 42 0 40.7 43 20 8 7 37
Adam Liberatore L 32 3 3 4.54 38 0 33.7 33 17 5 14 30
Zach Neal R 30 5 6 5.28 29 15 105.7 123 62 21 16 56
Erik Goeddel R 30 2 2 4.69 46 0 48.0 45 25 8 23 52
Marshall Kasowski R 24 2 2 4.71 42 0 49.7 37 26 5 50 72
Ben Holmes L 27 3 4 5.22 25 10 70.7 76 41 11 35 54
Jaime Schultz R 28 4 5 5.36 41 11 80.7 74 48 16 53 97
Tyler Pill R 29 5 7 5.36 22 17 99.0 114 59 18 32 61
Parker Curry R 25 6 8 5.26 38 10 87.3 95 51 16 40 75
Andre Scrubb R 24 4 5 5.05 38 0 57.0 55 32 6 46 52
Dylan Baker R 27 3 5 5.67 30 1 33.3 38 21 6 17 20
Justin de Fratus R 31 5 8 5.70 24 18 109.0 131 69 23 30 63

Pitchers – Rate Stats
Player TBF K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP ERA+ ERA- FIP WAR No. 1 Comp
Clayton Kershaw 648 9.33 1.48 0.99 .278 139 72 3.03 4.1 Tom Glavine
Walker Buehler 586 10.38 2.93 1.02 .288 122 82 3.44 2.9 John Smoltz
Kenta Maeda 601 9.33 2.69 1.06 .295 115 87 3.64 2.8 Mark Gubicza
Rich Hill 486 9.96 3.11 1.32 .276 109 92 4.09 2.0 Al Leiter
Caleb Ferguson 475 9.44 3.94 0.82 .301 114 88 3.72 1.8 Terry Forster
Ross Stripling 442 8.77 2.13 1.36 .301 103 97 3.94 1.4 Gil Heredia
Kenley Jansen 255 11.39 2.11 1.27 .277 137 73 3.24 1.4 Mariano Rivera
Hyun-jin Ryu 370 8.39 2.15 1.43 .299 104 96 4.14 1.2 Zane Smith
Dustin May 569 6.58 2.40 1.30 .299 91 110 4.55 1.1 Rick Wise
Scott Alexander 288 7.62 3.48 0.67 .293 115 87 3.67 1.0 Harry Perkowski
Ryan Madson 205 9.12 2.37 0.91 .291 127 79 3.41 0.9 Todd Jones
Joe Kelly 261 9.49 4.30 0.59 .292 117 86 3.48 0.9 Jim Hughes
Dennis Santana 378 9.00 3.62 1.14 .300 95 105 4.17 0.9 Denny Bautista
Yadier Alvarez 307 8.73 6.04 0.81 .299 94 106 4.57 0.6 J.R. Richard
Daniel Corcino 420 8.24 4.07 1.23 .298 89 113 4.61 0.6 Johnny Klippstein
Pedro Baez 244 9.62 3.41 1.09 .289 108 92 3.77 0.6 Mike DeJean
Josh Sborz 251 9.47 4.19 0.78 .297 108 92 3.72 0.6 Clay Bryant
Joe Broussard 280 8.63 3.02 1.10 .299 105 95 3.96 0.6 Joe Grahe
Zach McAllister 231 8.89 2.63 1.15 .303 110 91 3.83 0.6 Danny Patterson
Josh Fields 201 8.81 2.63 1.13 .293 111 90 3.75 0.5 Terry Leach
Mitchell White 437 7.16 3.95 1.19 .299 86 116 4.75 0.5 Ed Wojna
Brock Stewart 450 7.58 3.05 1.48 .297 86 117 4.77 0.5 Mickey Callaway
Tony Cingrani 167 11.44 3.89 1.14 .290 110 91 3.71 0.4 Yorkis Perez
JT Chargois 201 8.93 4.76 0.79 .296 105 95 4.10 0.4 George Smith
Tony Gonsolin 529 7.83 4.03 1.52 .298 83 121 5.13 0.4 Tom Griffin
John Axford 210 8.81 4.31 0.75 .299 102 98 3.84 0.4 Turk Lown
Dylan Floro 289 6.42 2.41 1.20 .297 97 103 4.35 0.4 Tom Morgan
Julio Urias 156 9.50 4.00 1.25 .292 95 105 4.26 0.3 Trevor Wilson
Shea Spitzbarth 298 9.79 4.10 1.32 .296 95 105 4.43 0.3 Anthony Chavez
Kevin Quackenbush 239 8.52 3.21 1.29 .293 97 104 4.24 0.3 Jose Silva
Daniel Hudson 226 9.06 4.18 1.05 .298 96 104 4.21 0.3 Marc Wilkins
Logan Bawcom 381 6.56 4.02 1.38 .295 82 122 5.16 0.2 Blue Moon Odom
Logan Salow 224 8.82 4.68 1.08 .300 93 107 4.49 0.2 Mike Murphy
Nolan Long 287 9.81 5.54 1.14 .299 92 109 4.65 0.1 Anthony Chavez
C.C. Lee 135 9.77 3.45 1.44 .293 94 107 4.39 0.1 Jason Childers
Adam McCreery 257 9.65 7.36 0.65 .301 91 110 4.57 0.1 Clay Bryant
Logan Ondrusek 167 8.38 3.49 1.40 .294 91 110 4.55 0.1 Ricky Barlow
Yimi Garcia 171 8.19 1.55 1.77 .299 91 110 4.55 0.1 Jeff Tam
Adam Liberatore 148 8.02 3.74 1.34 .289 89 113 4.72 0.0 Mike Venafro
Zach Neal 452 4.77 1.36 1.79 .288 79 127 5.27 0.0 Tim McClaskey
Erik Goeddel 211 9.75 4.31 1.50 .294 86 116 4.71 0.0 Mike Cook
Marshall Kasowski 236 13.05 9.06 0.91 .302 86 117 4.76 -0.1 Rafael Pimentel
Ben Holmes 322 6.88 4.46 1.40 .298 77 129 5.30 -0.1 Wade Blasingame
Jaime Schultz 369 10.82 5.91 1.79 .293 78 129 5.48 -0.2 Leslie Brea
Tyler Pill 441 5.55 2.91 1.64 .296 75 133 5.43 -0.3 Don August
Parker Curry 396 7.73 4.12 1.65 .304 77 130 5.36 -0.3 David Potts
Andre Scrubb 271 8.21 7.26 0.95 .299 80 125 5.27 -0.3 Lloyd Allen
Dylan Baker 154 5.40 4.59 1.62 .294 73 136 6.00 -0.3 Tom Dukes
Justin de Fratus 486 5.20 2.48 1.90 .298 71 141 5.76 -0.7 Allen Davis

Disclaimer: ZiPS projections are computer-based projections of performance. Performances have not been allocated to predicted playing time in the majors — many of the players listed above are unlikely to play in the majors at all in 2019. ZiPS is projecting equivalent production — a .240 ZiPS projection may end up being .280 in AAA or .300 in AA, for example. Whether or not a player will play is one of many non-statistical factors one has to take into account when predicting the future.

Players are listed with their most recent teams, unless I have made a mistake. This is very possible, as a lot of minor-league signings go generally unreported in the offseason.

ZiPS’ projections are based on the American League having a 4.29 ERA and the National League having a 4.15 ERA.

Players who are expected to be out due to injury are still projected. More information is always better than less information, and a computer isn’t the tool that should project the injury status of, for example, a pitcher who has had Tommy John surgery.

Both hitters and pitchers are ranked by projected zWAR — which is to say, WAR values as calculated by me, Dan Szymborski, whose surname is spelled with a z. WAR values might differ slightly from those which appear in full release of ZiPS. Finally, I will advise anyone against — and might karate chop anyone guilty of — merely adding up WAR totals on a depth chart to produce projected team WAR.

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Dan Szymborski is a senior writer for FanGraphs and the developer of the ZiPS projection system. He was a writer for ESPN.com from 2010-2018, a regular guest on a number of radio shows and podcasts, and a voting BBWAA member. He also maintains a terrible Twitter account at @DSzymborski.

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Tulkas
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Tulkas

You’ve got Manny Machado listed in the tables below the graphic

BenZobrist4MVP
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BenZobrist4MVP

Players are always included with the last team they played for.

dl80
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dl80

But then shouldn’t Puig be here? What if Dan had already done the Reds projection when the trade happened? Would Puig go here?

neuroccountant
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neuroccountant

Players that are not signed to another team are listed with the last team for which they played. Zach McAllister was included here as a mistake.

Wonderful Terrific Monds
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Wonderful Terrific Monds

Yes, by design.