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OAK "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 Saturday, 21 April 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
Canha, Mark 2018: 30 10 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 33
Canha, Mark proj: 30 7 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 33
Chapman, Matt 2018: 78 23 2 2 5 11 0 0 1 18 0 0 90
Chapman, Matt proj: 80 20 5 1 4 9 0 0 1 24 0 1 90
Davis, Khris 2018: 85 22 6 0 5 8 1 0 3 26 0 0 97
Davis, Khris proj: 87 22 5 0 6 8 1 0 1 26 1 0 97
Joyce, Matt 2018: 54 13 5 0 2 16 1 1 1 11 0 1 73
Joyce, Matt proj: 62 15 4 0 3 9 1 0 1 15 1 0 73
Lowrie, Jed 2018: 90 33 6 0 6 8 0 0 0 17 0 0 98
Lowrie, Jed proj: 87 23 6 0 2 9 1 0 0 16 0 0 97
Lucroy, Jonathan 2018: 59 15 3 0 0 6 0 0 1 7 0 0 66
Lucroy, Jonathan proj: 59 17 3 0 2 5 1 0 0 9 1 0 65
Manaea, Sean 2018: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Manaea, Sean proj: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Maxwell, Bruce 2018: 18 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 21
Maxwell, Bruce proj: 18 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 20
Mengden, Daniel 2018: 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Mengden, Daniel proj: 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Olson, Matt 2018: 81 22 2 0 3 7 0 0 2 34 1 0 90
Olson, Matt proj: 78 20 1 0 7 10 0 0 2 26 0 0 90
Pinder, Chad 2018: 25 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 11 0 0 28
Pinder, Chad proj: 26 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 28
Piscotty, Stephen 2018: 75 21 6 0 1 6 2 0 1 16 0 0 84
Piscotty, Stephen proj: 74 20 4 0 2 8 1 0 1 18 1 1 84
Powell, Boog 2018: 24 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 25
Powell, Boog proj: 22 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 25
Semien, Marcus 2018: 90 23 5 0 2 10 3 0 0 28 2 0 103
Semien, Marcus proj: 94 23 4 1 3 8 0 0 0 24 2 1 102
Smolinski, Jake 2018: 19 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 1 0 21
Smolinski, Jake proj: 19 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 20
Thompson, Trayce 2018: 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 7
Thompson, Trayce proj: 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
2018 TEAM TOTALS: 739 198 42 3 27 81 8 1 11 197 5 2 840
PROJECTED: 746 189 39 2 32 77 5 0 7 192 6 3 835
difference: -7 +9 +3 +1 -5 +4 +3 +1 +4 +5 -1 -1 +5
Man AB H 2B 3B HR BB SF SH HBP SO SB CS PA


Assorted Team Stats:
Stat Actual Projected
Batting Average: .268 .253
Slugging Average: .442 .440
Walks (per PA): .096 .092
SOs (per PA): .235 .229
On-Base Average: .345 .327
Power Factor: 1.65 1.74
OPS: .788 .767
TOP Runs (to date): 110 105

Runs differential:
Actual TOP 5 more than Projected TOP.




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