Thanks for voting in the catching poll, everyone.
Next up is first base. CAIRO gives Mitch Moreland a .759 OPS this year, while ZiPS gives him a .753. Pretty close. For these purposes, I'm going to split the difference, and ask you how regularly he'll play if that's the case. We can debate whether that's too high or too low when Adam puts up his thingy. Commence cut & paste.
Hey guys. I'm going to do another Rangers forecast this year based on some projection system (probably ZiPS or CAIRO or a mixture, don't know yet). I'll use that for the rate stats, but the best way to forecast playing time is to ask the knowledgeable fans. And LSB is, of course, the most knowledgeable Rangers fanbase.
So, I'm going to put up a series of polls trying to get y'all's ideas on playing time, and those will be the basis of the thingy (and I'll be acknowledging your help). Feel free to argue or OT or whatever in the comments, the poll is all I need. Suggestions and stuff also welcome.
This is not meant as a replacement or opposition to the LSB predictions that I assume we will eventually do. It may help you in gauging PA totals there, though.
Your help is greatly appreciated!
If Mitch Moreland is a 756 OPS (overall) hitter in 2012, how much playing time will he get (with full health)?
He will be the full-time first baseman, backed up by Young and Napoli in that order. (125 votes)
He will be the full-time first baseman, backed up by Napoli and Young in that order. (85 votes)
He will platoon with Young. (78 votes)
He will platoon with Napoli. (58 votes)
He will platoon with someone else (explain). (8 votes)
He will lose his job, and Young will take over first. (26 votes)
He will lose his job, and Napoli will take over first. (5 votes)
Some other arrangement you missed, I'll explain below. (11 votes)
396 total votes