Thursday, March 13, 2008
I’m trying to get some work done this AM before golfing this afternoon. John Danks is throwing in a minor-league game out back in about five minutes (10:15 am), and we’ll get his line from that to the media later today.
John Dewan, a great baseball statistical mind, founder of STATS, Inc., produces a "Stat of the Week" that is distributed via email.
His note from yesterday provided hitting and pitching projections from The Bill James Handbook: Projections Update 2008. According to their projections, Nick Swisher will tie for third in the AL in home runs with 36, Bobby Jenks will finish third in the league with 37 saves and Javier Vazquez will finish third in strikeouts with 196.