Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Starlin Castro, ChC SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics666591044301299.245.284.347.631
2014 Projections6628713633311619.285.324.418.743
2014 Outlook: Few players disappointed their fantasy owners as much as Castro in 2013; this No. 38 overall pick in terms of ADP (third among shortstops) suffered a 38-point drop in batting average, an 83-point drop in slugging percentage and a 14-steal decline comparative to his 2012 numbers. Nevertheless, we're not giving up hope of a rebound in 2014. He's 24 years old, with many productive years in his future, he spent considerable time this winter in the Dominican Republic working with a Chicago Cubs strength coach to improve his speed and agility, and he had underlying 2013 numbers that suggested he was making adjustments, not merely struggling to succeed. To wit: He put 7 percent more balls in play to the opposite field, many of those hard-contact results. Castro remains the potential .300-hitting, 15/20 candidate that he always was, so long as he remains focused on the field. With a new manager aboard, might this be the year he finally breaks through?
Stephania Bell: Castro suffered what was described as a mild hamstring strain in early March, but he is still in recovery mode as of late March. The good news is that he is running the bases and is seeing some minor league action and the team believes he will be ready for Opening Day. The problem is the only way to feel confident about his health is if he survives the first few weeks without a setback.
2. Javier Baez, ChC SS, 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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2014 Projections1131562011503.239.302.469.771
3. Addison Russell, ChC SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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2014 Projections447145142.227.320.386.706
2014 Outlook: A breakthrough campaign at Class A Stockton, including a .305/.424/.555 second-half triple-slash line, followed by a productive stint in the Arizona Fall League, has advanced Russell's timetable for arrival in the majors. He'll begin 2014 presumably in Double-A; with continued growth -- or an injury to Jed Lowrie -- he might arrive in Oakland by year's end. Russell is capable enough with the bat not to hurt you in terms of batting average or homers initially upon his arrival, but it's his speed that'll make him worth a pickup in any format once he's promoted.
4. Luis Valbuena, ChC 3B, 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics33134123753631.218.331.378.708
2014 Projections2733083039611.238.335.385.720
2014 Outlook: With Emilio Bonifacio in tow and Mike Olt and Kris Bryant looming, Valbuena's days of starting at the hot corner in Wrigley Field could be numbered. Valbuena does have a little pop, as evidenced by his 17 homers in 639 big-league plate appearances the past three seasons, but it comes at the cost of a .218 average over that span. The Cubs may be forced to stick with Valbuena; you have better options.
5. Arismendy Alcantara, ChC SS, 2B, OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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2014 Projections678289234.224.312.418.730
6. Chris Valaika, ChC 2B, 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics644193160.219.261.344.605
2014 Projections33312280.212.257.333.590
7. Logan Watkins, ChC 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics382003140.211.268.237.505
2014 Projections384125121.211.302.368.671
8. Gioskar Amaya, ChC SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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9. Daniel Lockhart, ChC SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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10. Zeke DeVoss, ChC 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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11. Nathan Samson, ChC 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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12. Jonathan Mota, ChC SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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13. Wes Darvill, ChC SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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14. Jeudy Valdez, ChC 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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15. Walter Ibarra, ChC SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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