Yorvit Torrealba was one of the first new acquisitions for the Texas Rangers in the off season prior to 2011. In 2010 he had his best offensive season since 2002, posting a slash of .271 / .343 / .378 for a .721 OPS in 363 PA for the Padres. The catcher production for the Rangers had been a black hole in 2010 and Torrealba represented a good chance to get closer to league average production. The projections were very tightly grouped and expected a bit more playing time and power with a regression in AVG and OBP closer to his career numbers.
Torrealba had a year close to what was expected. The drop off in OBP was more severe than projected, down to .306, but he had a bit more power than what was projected to make his OPS a respectable .705. Torrealba had an absolutely awful May with a .346 OPS... in all other months his OPS was .781, .796, .727, .793 and .729. Solid offensive production to help plug a leak in the lineup.Using a Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) approach [lower is better] the top and bottom individual projections have mathewsherill at the top of the projections and Bats and Balls at the bottom.
Everyone's rankings can be found in this Google Spreadsheet and the top and bottom 5 shake out as:
| Top 5 ||PA||AVG||OBP||SLG||OPS||RMSE|
|3. Gay for Feliz||450||.265||.300||.400||.700||4.10%|
| Bottom 5 ||PA||AVG||OBP||SLG||OPS||RMSE|
|74. Aquaman, Esq.||510||.274||.343||.420||.763||12.71%|
|76. Ryin A||320||.280||.350||.380||.730||14.09%|
|77. slc ranger||307||.254||.315||.354||.669||14.99%|
|78. Bats and Balls||300||.250||.309||.370||.679||15.26%|