Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Yoenis Cespedes, Bos OF, DHYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics529742680371377.240.294.442.737
2014 Projections5578327934413712.260.320.463.783
2014 Outlook: After a breakthrough 2012 in the States, Cespedes regressed badly in 2013, his strikeout rate rising (23.9 percent, up from 18.9), walk rate dropping (6.5 percent, down from 8.0) and both his batting average and BABIP plummeting by identical 52-point margins. This resulted in a 92-spot decline in Player Rater standing -- 28 spots among outfielders alone -- and a second consecutive season with a DL stint because of a hand injury continued to fuel questions about his long-term health as it relates to his violent swing. Cespedes still has massive power, however, as his isolated power and fly-ball and line-drive rates remained consistent in the two years, and if he enjoys any correction to his BABIP, he could recapture at least some of his 2012 fantasy stock. After all, he did finish 2013 with a .314/.337/.570, six-homer September, and a strong spring could increase his draft stock. It might be prime time to buy a rebound.
2. Allen Craig, Bos 1B, OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics508711397401002.315.373.457.830
2014 Projections518851996411004.309.364.485.848
2014 Outlook: Craig is much more of a risk/reward hitter than fantasy owners give him credit for. Consider that his 134 games played in 2013 represented a career high; he has appeared in only 67.8 percent of the St. Louis Cardinals' scheduled games (playoffs included) in his big-league career, making four trips to the DL in four years. Still, despite his injuries, Craig has the 10th-best batting average (.311) and 17th-most RBIs (189) the past two seasons combined, showing how productive a hitter he is when he takes the field. The RBIs might have been somewhat fluky; keep in mind that the Cardinals managed the highest batting average with runners in scoring position of any team in history, and Craig himself plated 24 percent of his runners on base, tops in the majors. His health might also remain in question as a regular outfielder; he's expected to move to right field to clear first base for Matt Adams. Craig's ceiling is awfully high and he's more reliable (when healthy) than Adams, but be prepared with a contingency plan for the likelihood he misses additional time in 2014. Stephania Bell: Craig suffered a Lisfranc injury while rounding first base last September but was able to avoid offseason surgery. He expects to be a full participant this spring although the key will be how well he's running.
3. Kelly Johnson, Bos OF, 1B, 2B, 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics36641165235997.235.305.410.715
2014 Projections4235420574812311.243.324.430.755
2014 Outlook: Signed by the New York Yankees as a stopgap solution at either second or third base -- remember that they lost Robinson Cano to free agency and Alex Rodriguez to a season-long suspension -- Johnson is a hitter who fits the confines of Yankee Stadium. He's a left-handed pull hitter who had a 46.3 percent fly-ball rate in 2013, making him quite the attractive daily-league target. Although Johnson lacks the obvious platoon split that would lock him into such a role, the Yankees will more than likely pick and choose his games, most of them against right-handers, so understand that his fantasy potential is probably capped as AL-only or deep-mixed material.
4. Daniel Nava, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics45877126651930.303.385.445.831
2014 Projections3635494744752.273.364.413.777
2014 Outlook: Nava is a handy matchups play in both the real game and fantasy. Although a switch hitter, he is a lifetime .292/.390/.443 hitter against right-handers (as a lefty hitter) and .223/.307/.328 against lefties, and the Boston Red Sox have other righties they can pair with him at first base or at the corner outfield spots. Nava will get his time against right-handers, enough to help an AL-only team at the back of the roster, but he's unlikely to take any more significant career steps at the age of 31.
5. Brock Holt, Bos 3B, OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics599011741.203.275.237.513
2014 Projections104100810203.250.319.308.627
6. Bryce Brentz, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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7. William Holmes, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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8. Kade Keowen, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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9. David Mailman, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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10. Corey Brown, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics12211341.167.333.500.833
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11. Drew Sutton, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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12. Jason Place, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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13. Scott Cousins, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics4100130.000.200.000.200
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14. Joey Gathright, Bos OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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