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Minor League Ball community projection results: Maikel Franco

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How does the community view Maikel Franco for 2017?

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Here are the Minor League Ball Community Projection results for Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco:

147 games, 547 at-bats, 78 runs, 163 hits, 35 doubles, 2 triples, 23 homers, 53 walks, 118 strikeouts, 2 steals, 2 caught stealing, 4 HBP, slash line .285/.350/.475.

We only had four entries, which surprises me given Franco’s potential. Here are the results from the objective projection systems:

Steamer: 138 games, 544 at-bats, 71 runs, 148 hits, 29 doubles, 2 triples, 26 homers, 40 walks, 95 strikeouts, 2 steals, 2 caught, 5 HBP, slash line .272/.324/.472

ZIPS: 138 games, 534 at-bats, 75 runs, 144 hits, 30 doubles, 2 triples, 23 homers, 38 walks, 99 strikeouts, 2 steals, 0 caught, 5 HBP, slash line .270/.322/.463

PECOTA: 560 at-bats, 67 runs, 144 hits, 29 doubles, 2 triples, 24 homers, 34 walks, 108 strikeouts, 2 steals, 1 caught, slash line .257/.303/.443

The community is the most bullish of the projections. Given the small number of entries, this is logical: the people who chose to participate are ones most likely to be interested and optimistic about Franco. We’ll see how this looks in the fall.