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Projections for The AL East's Big 3 in 2011

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Early napkin projections of the AL East's big 3 in the same vein as this. I tended to the conservative side for these estimates.

Position Players:



TB
BOS
NYY
Catcher Platoon 3 Platoon 1 Platoon 2.5
1B Platoon 2 Gonzalez 5.5 Teixeira 4.5
2B Zobrist 4 Pedroia 6 Cano 5.5
SS Platoon* 2.5 Platoon 2.75 Jeter 3
3B Longoria 6.5 Youkilis 5.5 Rodriguez 4.5
LF Damon 2 Ellsbury 3 Gardner 4
CF Upton 4 Crawford 5 Granderson 4
RF Joyce 3 Drew 3.25 Swisher 3.5
DH MANNY 2.5 Ortiz 2.5 Posada 1.5
Total

29.5
34.5
33

*Assuming that Brignac and Rodriguez Platoon at SS.

Pitching staffs:


TB BOS NYY
P1 Price 4 Lester 5.5 Sabathia 5.5
P2 Shields 3.5 Beckett 4 Hughes 2.5
P3 Niemann 2 Lackey 3 Burnett 2
P4 Hellickson 2 Buchholz 2.5 Filler 0.5
P5 Davis 1.5 Matsuzaka 1 Filler 0.5
Pen
3
3
4
Bench
1
1
1

Total 17 Total 20 Total 16

 

Total Team WAR:


TB BOS NYY
WAR 46.5 54.5 49
xWins 94.5 102.5 97

 

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