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Byron Buxton Minor League Ball Community projection results

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Here’s what the Minor League Ball community projects for Byron Buxton in 2017.

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We had nine entries for the Minor League Ball Byron Buxton community projection. The results are as follows:

132 games, 491 at-bats, 71 runs, 132 hits, 27 doubles, 8 triples, 16 homers, 38 walks, 134 strikeouts, 23 steals, 7 caught stealing, 4 HBP, slash line .268/.327/.452.

By way of comparison, the formal projection systems give the following results:

Steamer: 127 games, 471 at-bats, 57 runs, 115 hits, 22 doubles, 5 triples, 15 homers, 34 walks, 151 strikeouts, 16 steals, 7 caught, 4 HBP, slash line .243/.298/.411.

ZIPS: 138 games, 487 at-bats, 72 runs, 126 hits, 24 doubles, 9 triples, 16 homers, 34 walks, 156 strikeouts, 16 steals, 3 caught, 5 HBP, slash line .259/.311/.444

PECOTA: 478 at-bats, 63 runs, 115 hits, 22 doubles, 7 triples, 18 homers, 33 walks, 156 strikeouts, 16 steals, 3 caught, slash line .245/.297/.436

The Community is optimistic on Buxton compared to the objective projection systems. His power/speed combination is universal but the Community believes he will show growth in the contact department, reducing strikeouts while raising batting average and OBP.

This seems plausible to me.