Projecting 2012: Reds Rotation vs. Cardinals Rotation

Continuing with the projections for the 2012 season, today’s report looks at the starting rotations for the Reds and Cardinals. The following projections can be found at FanGraphs. I’m using Bill James’ 2012 projections for this exercise. First, the projections, then some notes:

“ACE”

Johnny Cueto

  • K/9 – 7.09; BB/9 – 2.82; ERA – 3.77; FIP – 4.02

Adam Wainwright

  • K/9 – 7.49; BB/9 – 2.28; ERA – 3.27; FIP – 3.24

Differential (ERA): 0.5, Cardinals advantage

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Projecting 2012: Reds Offense vs. Cardinals Offense

As we anxiously await the start of the 2012 baseball season, I thought it would be fun to compare the current Reds roster to that of the St. Louis Cardinals. Today, we’ll look at offense only. The following projections can be found at FanGraphs. I’m using Bill James’ 2012 projections for this exercise. First, let’s look at how the two teams match up by position…

Second Base

Brandon Phillips (2B)

  • BILL JAMES: AVG/OBP/SLG – .279/.334/.435; wOBA – .332

Skip Schumaker (2B)

  • BILL JAMES: AVG/OBP/SLG – .282/.340/.363; wOBA – .309

Differential (wOBA): +23 Reds (more…)

Welcoming Worship

Me, at Great American Ballpark, with Reds’ legend Eric Davis (circa 2009)