Sleeper Mustache Candidates
It is difficult to project rookies, especially talented ones on bad teams. Issues from playing time to (more practically) service time add a complex variable to when a rook will play, how much they’ll play and therefore if and when they’ll get comfortable. That said, D’Arnaud has been projected to be a solid MLB starting catcher for several years now, so it is no stretch to give him a solid, if ordinary projection line pre-mustache. With the mad dog mustache power added to his already steely glare, D’Arnaud figures to be a force to be reckoned with once the Metropolitans call him up to be their non-John Buck catcher (think sooner rather than later. MUCH sooner with that ‘stache).
Pre-Mustache: .260 AVG// 16 2B // 45 R // 13 HR // 50 RBI
Post-Mustache: ..301 AVG // 25 2B // 66 R // 20 HR // 80 RBI
Again, the numbers don’t lie – the mustache variable cannot be discounted.
With experience comes confidence. Even if that ‘experience’ is fabricated. Trust me, I was a middle school boy once. It will be no surprise, then, when Mr. Mesoraco takes a big leap in not only playing time, but also production, with the addition of those ladykiller whiskers.
Bill James Projections (Pre-Mustache): .255 AVG // 29 2B // 2 3B // 16 HR // 56 R // 59 RBI //
Mathematical Mustache Magic Practical Prognostication Algorithm (TM): .315 AVG // 39 2B // 4 3B // 22 HR // 70 R // 70 RBI //
Devin’s new stat projections reflect what his ‘stache is telling you – I’ll take more, but only if you ask me to, toots.
#3 Jeff Mathis
I have no projections to give. Mathis is merely a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad bad hitter. At this point, why not try a mustache, man?
Stay groomed, First Basemen coming soon.