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Rays at Rangers, game one: lineups and projections

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Lineups and regressed splits projections for game one.

Three pitches, wide splits. Disaster?
Three pitches, wide splits. Disaster?
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Here is tonight's Rays lineups with projections against Alexi Ogando, based off of the ZIPS projection system and regressed splits numbers. A graphical representation with numbers for non-starters is available in the series preview. ZIPS gives Ogando a pretty strong projection, which I doubt is properly considering his transition back into the starting rotation (If you disagree, Dan Szymborski, please come educate us). Still, he's shown some pretty wide splits, so expect it to be a long (short) night for the Rays' right handed batters.

Rays Batters Projected wOBA
Desmond Jennings, CF
0.261
Sam Fuld, LF
0.281
Ben Zobrist, 2B
0.324
Evan Longoria, 3B
0.297
Matt Joyce, RF
0.327
Yunel Escobar, SS
0.249
James Loney, 1B
0.288
Jose Molina, C
0.236
Kelly Johnson, DH
0.284

Jeremy Hellickson is another right hander with wide splits. Watch out for Berkman in the middle of the lineup, and Moreland at the bottom.

Rangers Batters Projected wOBA
Ian Kinsler, 2B 0.295
Elvis Andrus, SS 0.273
Lance Berkman, DH 0.365
Adrian Beltre, 3B 0.312
David Murphy, LF 0.334
Nelson Cruz, RF 0.295
A.J. Pierzynski, C 0.318
Mitch Moreland, 1B 0.323
Craig Gentry, CF 0.288