Complete 2016 Projections

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PROJECTED 2016 SEASON STATS
1. Brock Holt*, Bos 2B, 3B, OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics4545624546978.280.349.379.727
2016 Projections3604123434729.267.333.344.677
2016 Outlook: Holt started at least five games at first base (five), second base (seven), shortstop (seven), third base (24), and outfield (30), making him one of the most versatile fantasy players this side of Ben Zobrist. Unfortunately, Holt's bat is nowhere near as dynamic -- he has a .280/.340/.380 (97 OPS+) line with just six home runs in 1,001 plate appearances over the past two seasons. As a player who qualifies literally everywhere but catcher in some leagues, Holt's versatility can be a great asset, particularly in daily leagues that are slim on bench spots. Unfortunately, Holt strikes out too much (19.1 percent in 2015) to legitimately challenge .300, and he has just 20 stolen bases in the past two years, so he's an average player, at best, across the board.
2. Pablo Sandoval*, Bos 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics47043104725730.245.292.366.658
2016 Projections3153483420480.260.310.390.700
2016 Outlook: Park factors are nice, but they don't apply uniformly to every hitter. Coming into 2015, many expected Sandoval to pepper the Green Monster with line drives from the right side, while taking advantage of the largest right field in the game when swinging left-handed. In large part because Sandoval hit so poorly against southpaws -- in fact abandoning switch-hitting to hit solely from the left side -- he was unable to take advantage of Fenway Park's favorable dimensions. The Red Sox asked Kung Fu Panda to drop some weight in the offseason, and he's complied. He'll enter the season starting at the hot corner, but he'll need to produce, with Brock Holt looming as a capable replacement. There's definitely some upside here, relative to cost. Just have an exit strategy in place in case Sandoval's struggles continue.
3. Travis Shaw, Bos 1B, 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics22631133618570.274.331.491.822
2016 Projections40845124935911.240.304.375.679
2016 Outlook: In part because the Red Sox have a strong farm system, Shaw wasn't on the radar of most prospectors. After a couple of quick promotions to cover injuries, Shaw was summoned at the trade deadline to take over first base after Mike Napoli was shipped to the Rangers, also seeing some action at the hot corner. Shaw was a major part of the Red Sox post-break surge, swatting 13 homers in only 65 games. That power along with the ability to play both corner infield spots makes for a nice bench piece. With Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval manning first and third, there's a good chance Shaw will be called upon as an injury replacement. This makes him an intriguing end game target in AL-only formats.
4. Josh Rutledge*, Bos 2B, 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics74111105260.284.333.338.671
2016 Projections618163151.246.288.377.665
5. Deven Marrero, Bos 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics538133192.226.268.283.551
2016 Projections475143111.234.280.340.620
6. Oscar Tejeda, Bos 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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7. Henry Rodriguez, Bos 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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8. Luis Jimenez, Bos 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics16100160.063.118.063.180
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9. Michael Chavis, Bos 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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10. Rafael Devers, Bos 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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