Rally rocks. He recently incorporated defensive projections at BaseballProjection.com.
Here’s the Cardinals, sorted from best to worst, including some prospects of varying hotness.
It’s optimism, but I’m all for optimism. Rally’s projections have Boog as the NL’s best defensive shortstop, trailed by Tulowitzki and Yunel Escobar.
I don’t know how Sean translates the numbers for catcher exactly, but this looks like another blow to what’s left of Bryan Anderson’s prospect status. And yet Pagnozzi isn’t as stellar as advertised, either. Maybe he’s just popular with pitchers, I don’t know.
Jon Jay, Chief Justice of the Outfield. He’s currently hitting .323/.418/.431 in the Venezuelan Winter League, whatever that might mean. A plus 10 in the corners means he could would be average in center field, which is good. I expect him to be a nice little 4th outfielder next season. Robinson and DeJesus both have the glove to play center, but their bat keeps them from being much more than replacement level.