Today the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates ZiPS projections were released on FanGraphs. The projections included WAR estimates for every player. It's difficult to get a season projection out of these results. The playing time for each player isn't exactly accurate. For example, Clint Barmes, Chase d'Arnaud, Josh Harrison, and Jordy Mercer are all projected for 475+ plate appearances. Based on last year's totals, those guys might combine for 900 plate appearances, with half coming from Barmes and the other half coming as a combo from the other guys. Once we adjust the playing time for Mercer, d'Arnaud, and Harrison, we also have to adjust the WAR.
I wanted to get an estimate of the 2013 record using the ZiPS projections. This estimate is based on the projected Opening Day roster, and isn't exactl...
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