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Friday, March 19, 2010

Giants 2010 Roster Preview and Predictions

Like we do here around the middle of every spring, I wanted to give my thoughts as to how the Giants roster will look come opening day, and give my best estimate as to what their players will do in the 2010 season (Keep in mind I reserve the right to change these a bit before opening day). So here we go:

2010 Giants Projected Roster

Lineup:

1. CF Aaron Rowand ( .272 avg, 13 hr, 68 RBI, 79 runs, 7 sb .756 OPS)
2. 2B Freddy Sanchez* ( .295, 10 hr, 57 RBI, 75 runs, 2 sb, .751 OPS)
3. 3B Pablo Sandoval ( .315, 28 hr, 102 RBI, 84 runs, 6 sb, .975 OPS)
4. 1B Aubrey Huff ( .261, 21 hr, 82 RBI, 65 runs, 1 sb, .790 OPS)
5. LF Mark DeRosa ( .279, 18 hr, 80 RBI, 72 runs, 2 sb, .794 OPS)
6. RF Nate Schierholtz (.285, 12 hr, 52 RBI, 52 runs, 8 sb, .747 OPS)
7. Bengie Molina ( .272, 13 hr, 65 RBI, 40 runs, 0 sb, .729 OPS)
8. Edgar Renteria (.269, 8 hr, 53 RBI, 58 runs, 9 sb, .710 OPS)

Bench:

C/1B Buster Posey ( .287 avg., 10 hr, 48 rbi, 41 runs, 11 sb, .773 OPS)
IF Juan Uribe ( .272, 17 hr, 66 rbi, 53 runs, 3 sb, .792)
Ut. Eugenio Velez ( .270, 4 hr, 38 rbi, 42 runs, 13 sb, .721)
OF Fred Lewis ( .275, 5 hr, 25 rbi, 30 runs, 9 sb, .765)
OF Andres Torres ( .263, 4 hr, 27 rbi, 22 runs, 7 sb, .755)
OF Jon Bowker** ( .259, 7 hr, 21 rbi, 19 runs, 2 sb, .723 OPS)

Pitchers

Starters:

RHP Tim Lincecum (16-7, 3.02 era, 211 IP, 220 K's, 1.14 WHIP)
RHP Matt Cain (15-8, 3.37 era, 231 IP, 200 K's, 1.20 WHIP)
LHP Barry Zito (12-12, 3.92 era, 198 IP, 137 K's, 1.32 WHIP)
LHP Jonathan Sanchez (11-10, 4.12 era, 180 IP, 189 K's, 1.32 WHIP)
LHP Madison Bumgarner+(8-6, 4.27 era, 97 IP, 77 K's, 1.35 WHIP)
RHP Todd Wellemeyer ++ (3-7, 4.57 era, 76 IP, 59 K's, 1.41 WHIP)

Bullpen

CL Brian Wilson ( 4-4, 72 games, 44 saves, 2.62 era)
LH Jeremy Affeldt ( 3-1, 80 games, 36 holds, 2.92 era)
RH Sergio Romo ( 5-6, 73 games, 25 holds, 3.54 era)
LH Dan Runzler ( 2-2, 66 games, 5 saves, 2.87 era)
RH Brandon Medders ( 3-5, 70 games, 4.32 era)
RH Guillermo Mota ( 3-2, 69 games, 3.77 era)
RH Henry Sosa ( 1-3, 52 games, 4 starts, 4.14 era)

This is just a rough estimate as to what these guys will do during the course of the regular season and this is, of course, if each player stays healthy throughout the course of the season, which is highly unlikely. I think the Huff and DeRosa predictions would be ones that the Giants would gladly take out of each player, but both very reachable. Jonathan Sanchez and Barry Zito will improve upon last year, Lincecum's numbers will probably take a small hit, but still be very good, and Matt Cain will continue building on last years success. In the bullpen, I'm expecting the best of Brian Wilson to date, and also looking for Dan Runzler to emerge as a potential closer-type this season.

* Freddy Sanchez starts year on DL
**Starts year on 25-man instead of F. Sanchez
+Bumgarner starts year in Fresno
++Wellemeyer starts season in rotation, but gives way to MadBum
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8 Comments:

  • At 5:19 PM, Blogger Richard said…

    You're a glass half full kinda guy, aren't you Trevor? I think the Giants would love your predictions to come true. I know I would!

     
  • At 11:20 PM, Anonymous hitnrun said…

    Trevor, the figures for the regular lineup and the bench players are pretty optimistic, but you are right that Huff and DeRosa's numbers look do-able and they MUST produce to support this offense. Do you think that Rowand stays at the leadoff spot all year? Ford is probably a year or two away, but he is exactly the type of guy they need at the top of the lineup.

     
  • At 12:59 AM, Blogger Trevor Cole said…

    Yeah, again, these are just starting points, I'm bound to throw a few changes in there before he regular season. A few of these guys like Rowand, Sanchez and Schierholtz, I'm hoping for better things out of this year so I'm hoping my optimism helps yield results!

    I'm with you hitnrun, I really like Ford and he's came a long way in the last year and a half and he looks like he gets it. I hope he gets a look in '10 if Rowand isn't cutting it.

     
  • At 1:07 AM, Blogger Trevor Cole said…

    Also, no, I don't think Rowand will be there all year, but who knows, he thrived there in his stint last year, and there really isn't a better candidate at the ML Level yet. As we mentioned, Ford looks like a guy worth giving a shot, but keep in mind he's yet to play much at all past A ball. I think Velez could get some looks there and Freddy Sanchez may not be a bad back up options should Rowand not produce.

     
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