Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Nate Schierholtz, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics46256216829946.251.301.470.770
2014 Projections533612170371078.255.308.452.760
2014 Outlook: After he spent years as a reserve/occasional starter, the Cubs handed Schierholtz the strong side of a platoon and he expressed his appreciation by topping 20 homers, and in general being one of the few bright spots in a dim offense. Back for a second stint in Wrigley Field, Schierholtz should again have a productive campaign, especially if you play in a format with daily changes. Last season, Schierholtz's OPS versus right-handers was .799 as opposed to .553 versus southpaws, albeit in limited chances.
2. Justin Ruggiano, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics4244918504111415.222.298.396.694
2014 Projections3964819514011116.247.320.449.770
2014 Outlook: Escaping Marlins Park might have been the best thing that could have happened to Ruggiano: Twenty-four of his 31 home runs the past two seasons combined came on the road, and he had a slugging percentage 97 points higher in his road games during that time. He has a clear path to regular -- or near-regular -- playing time with the Chicago Cubs, and will call a more hitting-friendly environment his home. Still, Ruggiano's skills aren't much greater than those of a fringe big league regular, his fantasy appeal greater because of his double-digit potential in homers and steals. Speculate if you wish, but try to limit it to NL-only formats if you can.
3. Junior Lake, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics2362661613684.284.332.428.760
2014 Projections5355912403516423.250.305.383.688
2014 Outlook: A converted shortstop, Lake lacks the long-term ceiling of fellow Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro and Javier Baez, which is why he was moved to the outfield when he finally arrived in the majors last summer. Lake got off to a hot start, batting .324 in his first 34 games, but after that, opposing pitchers quickly learned that he was a free swinger who struggled against breaking balls, and he hit just .223/.291/.351 thereafter (30 games). It's the latter stat line that's closer to his true value, as Lake managed pedestrian .271/.322/.411 career minor league rates, as well as 23.5 percent strikeout and 5.9 percent walk rates, that make him look like a streaky bet. NL-only owners can take their chances, but he's a weaker choice for those leagues that use on-base percentage over batting average.
4. Emilio Bonifacio*, ChC 2B, OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics420543313010328.243.295.331.625
2014 Projections17521111154114.251.313.331.644
2014 Outlook: Olé! After being cut by the Kansas City Royals this winter, Bonifacio latched on with the Chicago Cubs, who will use him as a utilityman, an important role considering the team's weaknesses at second and third base. He might not ever score regular at-bats with the Cubs, but should sneak in enough playing time to provide NL-only owners with a healthy number of stolen bases.
5. Ryan Sweeney, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1921961917311.266.324.448.772
2014 Projections3313583229641.254.313.405.718
6. Brett Jackson, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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2014 Projections98102712483.184.277.306.583
7. Ryan Kalish, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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2014 Projections597145183.220.277.305.582
8. Chris Coghlan, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1951011017432.256.318.354.672
2014 Projections838169162.241.319.349.669
9. Casper Wells, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics956017310.126.186.147.334
2014 Projections7911288241.190.273.329.602
10. Darnell McDonald, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics53415480.302.351.434.785
2014 Projections32313381.219.286.344.629
11. Albert Almora, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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12. Jorge Soler, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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13. Xavier Batista, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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14. Darien Martin, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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15. Eduardo Gonzalez, ChC OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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