Analysis

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #7

Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #7

Question #1:
What do you think of Dan Szymborski's 2007 ZiPS projections for the Pirates? In your opinion, will the Pirates' regulars perform better, worse or the same as projected?
Wilbur Miller from Pirate Player Profiles:
I don’t see any obvious howlers in there. Like all projection systems, ZiPS leans heavily toward regression to the mean, so it’s not useful for projecting breakouts. Doumit or Bautista could be a candidate there, but Doumit isn’t likely to play much and Bautista struggled badly in the second half in 2006. This is a sad set of projections, and reflects the fact that Littlefield and Creech practically go out of their way to avoid hitters with any kind of ceiling.
Dave from Bucs Trade Winds:
I ran the numbers on a 25-man roster for the Pirates and did a post on this. From...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit.  Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

More in Analysis

Tom_Singer_1280_dkkf9ic6_fsuntwk4

Tom Singer, Former Pirates MLB.com Beat Writer, Passes Away

Tim WilliamsFebruary 10, 2016
(Photo credit: Sean McCool)

With a Sinker That Hits Upper 90s, Chad Kuhl Has Become a Pitcher to Watch

Tim WilliamsFebruary 9, 2016
Tyler Glasnow 8

Evaluating the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Amateur Scouts

Tim WilliamsFebruary 8, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates Don’t Have Many Position Battles Heading Into Spring Training

Tim WilliamsFebruary 6, 2016
Yeudy Garcia 0810 4

An Early Look at the Potential Pirates Breakout Prospects For 2016

Tim WilliamsJanuary 31, 2016
(Photo by: David Hague)

Francisco Cervelli Open to an Extension With the Pirates

Tim WilliamsJanuary 27, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects