Here are the results of our community projections for 2008 Padres hitters. To see voting and discussion for an individual player, click on his name. A spreadsheet containing all of our picks will be available shortly. Thanks to all for participating!
|Key: No., number of people who submitted guesses; PA, plate appearances; BA, batting average; OBP, on-base percentage; SLG, slugging percentage; OPS range, lower and upper guesses for OBP + SLG.|
|Bard, Josh||19||425||.278||.357||.410||725 – 816|
|Barrett, Michael||19||246||.263||.323||.419||670 – 830|
|Gonzalez, Adrian||19||641||.293||.362||.517||780 – 935|
|Greene, Khalil||21||561||.257||.309||.464||730 – 832|
|Iguchi, Tadahito||17||532||.263||.341||.391||680 – 774|
|Kouzmanoff, Kevin||20||597||.294||.355||.503||800 – 1026|
|Edmonds, Jim||17||402||.255||.338||.418||645 – 840|
|Giles, Brian||17||531||.274||.373||.412||700 – 860|
|Hairston, Scott||20||392||.268||.327||.467||741 – 860|
|Headley, Chase||15||240||.266||.347||.435||670 – 900|
A few quick comments:
- If Gonzalez comes anywhere near that low mark, then his career has gone horribly wrong and the Padres are hosed.
- The high-end projection for Kouz is nuts. If he does that, he’s the NL MVP.
- The guesses on Edmonds are all over the place, although nobody sees him playing a lot.
- We believe that Hairston is the Padres’ best slugging outfielder, and it’s not close.
- We’re not buying into the “Headley as left fielder” movement that’s been brewing over the winter.
Tomorrow we’ll run the pitchers. Enjoy!