I am an avid reader of Fangraphs, which I highly recommend to any and all baseball fans, and they recently released the Bill James projections for all players. I collected the projections for the Jays main players and some interesting ones.
These projections are generally overly optimistic and I trust most other projection systems more then BJ, but these are currently available and i am bored, so here we go!
(I ordered the line-up and rotation as I would do myself)
1. Jose Reyes (S): 295/352/434 - 39 sb
2. Brett Lawrie (R): 289/342/465 - 21 sb
3. Melky Cabrera (S): 292/348/432 - 14 sb
4. Joey Bats (R): 259/377/529 - 39 hr
5. Edwin E-5 (R): 271/359/504 - 31 hr
6. Adam Lind (L): 272/329/460 - 22 hr
7. J.P Arencibia (R): 232/278/451 - 23 hr
8. Colby Rasmus (L): 237/312/427 - 23 hr
9. Emilio Bonifacio (S): 275/336/350 - 45 sb
Anthony Gose: 253/324/369 - 46 sb
1. Josh Johnson (R): 3.21 era, 3.08 fip, 2.85 bb/9
2. Mark Buehrle (L): 3.78 ea, 4.10 fip, 1.80 bb/9
3. Brandon Morrow (R): 3.47 era, 3.48 fip, 9.19 k/9
4. Ricky Romero (L): 4.43 era, 4.46 fip, 0.92 hr/9
5. J.A Happ (L): 4.30 era, 4.25 fip, 8.05 k/9
Casey Janssen: 3.18 era, 3.28 fip, 1.85 bb/9
Sergio Santos: 3.52 era, 3.26 fip, 11.11 k/9
Esmil Rogers: 3.98 fip
Darren Oliver: 2.95 era, 3.14 fip
I am thrilled we obtained 3 switch hitters this off season as i have always felt we lacked left handed hitters. We also brought in valuable OBP abilities, which i feel has been the biggest detriment to our offense. Also, we are going to be so incredibly dangerous on the bases this year!
I feel Romero can easily out-perform that bad projection, and while he is not the pitcher he appeared to be in that strong 2011, he is certainly not the mess he was last season.