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Updated Angel Projections


I've run updated CHONE projections (the preseason ones are on baseballprojection.com) and here are the Angels who have risen and fallen the most so far, by projected OPS:

Wood and Rodriguez's stats include an MLE for Salt Lake City

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Player      preseason   updated   change

Kowbell     .748       .821       .073

Napoli       .805       .870       .065

SeanRod   .694       .734     .040

Aybar        .693       .730       .037

Rivera       .782      .813    .031

Hunter     .801     .826     .025

B-Wood    .719    .735     .016

Abreu      .784      .791     .007

Izturis      .740     .746    .006

Figgins     .729     .730    .001

Mathis     .655      .654    -.001

Willits      .703       .688    -.015

Matthews   .724     .699     -.025

Kendrick    .783     .739     -.044

Quinlan    .716     .672    -.044

Guerrero    .888    .813    -.075

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Kendry Morales learned to crush the ball.  Mike Napoli learned to hit for average. Juan Rivera kept himself in the lineup.  Erick Aybar became an average hitter (a great thing when you're a strong fielding SS).  Wood and Rodriguez have progressed towards being viable everyday players, though they still have more work to do.  Even Kendrick looks like he's shaken off his early slump and is back to being the HK-47 hitting droid.

It's been a great year for Mickey Hatcher's lineup.  The only drawback is the fall from greatness for Vlad.

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