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LAA "Expected" Batting Results, 2018


About These Stats:

The form of "projection" used is very simple: each man's career numbers are pro-rated by his actual number of appearances to date this season; those data, labelled "proj:" are shown along with the man's actual stats from this year to date. At the bottom of the Table, each set of lines—"projected" and actual—is separately summed to get Team Totals for each dataset.

Note that "career to date" includes each man's stats for the current year: "to date" is literally correct. For veteran players, that matters little, but for rookies or players with litle prior major-league experience, it means that the "projection" will perforce nearly or exactly match the actual stats to date. That seems like the best way to deal with newly arrived players' stats.

Note that owing to rounding in the pro-rating process, projected total PA (plate appearances) may occasionally differ by 1.

Below the player/team table is a smaller table showing a few key team "rate" stats (such as batting average) actual and projected.

The Actual Data:

Through games of Friday, 20 July 2018.
All results are from true, unadjusted data.

Handedness Key:   + R   * L   # S

(You can also look up the stat definitions.)

Batters, listed in alphabetical order:
Each name is a click-on link to that man's career stats.

(or see the data for Pitching)


Man AB H 2B 3B HR BB SF SH HBP SO SB CS PA
Barria, Jaime 2018: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Barria, Jaime proj: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Blash, Jabari 2018: 21 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 12 0 1 25
Blash, Jabari proj: 21 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 24
Briceno, Jose 2018: 37 11 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 38
Briceno, Jose proj: 37 11 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 38
Calhoun, Kole 2018: 257 48 5 1 9 18 4 0 0 63 4 1 279
Calhoun, Kole proj: 251 64 11 1 9 24 2 0 2 57 2 1 279
Cowart, Kaleb 2018: 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8
Cowart, Kaleb proj: 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
Cozart, Zack 2018: 224 49 13 2 5 19 3 0 7 42 0 0 253
Cozart, Zack proj: 231 58 12 2 7 17 2 2 2 41 2 0 254
Fernandez, Jose 2018: 36 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 36
Fernandez, Jose proj: 36 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 36
Fletcher, David 2018: 79 19 3 1 1 4 1 1 1 11 1 0 86
Fletcher, David proj: 79 19 3 1 1 4 1 1 1 11 1 0 86
Fontana, Nolan 2018: 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 12
Fontana, Nolan proj: 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 12
Graterol, Juan 2018: 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Graterol, Juan proj: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Heaney, Andrew 2018: 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 5
Heaney, Andrew proj: 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
Hermosillo, Michael 2018: 39 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 0 1 42
Hermosillo, Michael proj: 39 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 0 1 42
Kinsler, Ian 2018: 327 72 15 0 11 24 2 0 4 34 8 4 357
Kinsler, Ian proj: 319 86 18 2 11 30 3 1 4 44 11 3 357
Maldonado, Martin 2018: 255 59 14 0 5 13 1 1 10 68 0 1 280
Maldonado, Martin proj: 250 55 10 0 7 19 1 3 7 68 0 1 280
Marte, Jefry 2018: 101 24 4 1 4 6 0 0 1 21 0 0 108
Marte, Jefry proj: 97 22 5 0 5 8 1 0 2 23 1 0 108
McGuire, Deck 2018: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
McGuire, Deck proj: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Ohtani, Shohei 2018: 141 39 10 1 7 18 0 0 0 46 2 0 160
Ohtani, Shohei proj: 141 39 10 1 7 18 0 0 0 46 2 0 159
Pena, Felix 2018: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Pena, Felix proj: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Pujols, Albert 2018: 347 87 15 0 16 18 1 0 2 52 0 0 368
Pujols, Albert proj: 321 97 20 1 20 40 3 0 3 38 4 1 367
Rivera, Rene 2018: 54 14 3 0 3 4 0 0 1 21 0 0 59
Rivera, Rene proj: 54 12 2 0 2 3 0 1 1 16 0 0 59
Schimpf, Ryan 2018: 5 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 7
Schimpf, Ryan proj: 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
Simmons, Andrelton 2018: 327 101 20 2 6 28 2 1 3 16 6 2 361
Simmons, Andrelton proj: 332 89 16 2 6 23 3 1 2 32 5 2 361
Trout, Mike 2018: 339 104 18 3 25 84 2 0 6 84 15 1 432
Trout, Mike proj: 359 110 21 4 22 63 4 0 6 92 17 3 432
Upton, Justin 2018: 351 88 10 0 19 47 5 0 5 112 5 0 408
Upton, Justin proj: 359 96 20 2 17 42 3 0 4 102 9 3 408
Valbuena, Luis 2018: 250 51 8 0 9 15 2 0 1 91 2 0 268
Valbuena, Luis proj: 236 53 13 1 9 28 2 1 1 59 1 1 268
Young, Chris 2018: 113 19 2 1 6 11 1 1 2 37 2 0 128
Young, Chris proj: 113 27 7 1 5 13 1 0 1 29 3 1 128
2018 TEAM TOTALS: 3334 807 146 12 130 317 25 4 45 752 45 11 3727
PROJECTED: 3311 861 174 18 132 339 26 11 38 705 58 17 3725
difference: +23 -54 -28 -6 -2 -22 -1 -7 +7 +47 -13 -6 +2
Man AB H 2B 3B HR BB SF SH HBP SO SB CS PA


Assorted Team Stats:
Stat Actual Projected
Batting Average: .242 .260
Slugging Average: .410 .443
Walks (per PA): .085 .091
SOs (per PA): .202 .189
On-Base Average: .314 .332
Power Factor: 1.69 1.7
OPS: .724 .775
TOP Runs (to date): 433 485

Runs differential:
Actual TOP 52 less than Projected TOP.




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