Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Asdrubal Cabrera, Wsh SS, 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics508661464351149.242.299.402.700
2014 Projections5677717774411611.266.326.429.754
2014 Outlook: A career-worst strikeout rate in tandem with his lowest-ever batting average on balls in play harpooned Cabrera's usually consistent batting average downward 30 points, though it should be noted he hit into some bad luck, as his line drive rate was identical to 2012. His home runs per fly ball dropped for a second straight season, though an influx of fly balls helped maintain a teens home run total. It seems like he's older, but at just 28 years of age, chances are 2013 was just a down year for Cabrera, especially since he had to fight through assorted back, wrist and leg woes. The 25 bombs Cabrera smacked in 2011 are a distant memory, but a total in the mid-to-high teens is plausible, as are double-digit steals. If you don't chase scarcity, Cabrera is a nice consolation prize.
2. Anthony Rendon, Wsh 2B, 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics3514073531691.265.329.396.725
2014 Projections542701566671193.277.363.450.813
2014 Outlook: Rendon was recalled for good in early June, and he held his own after transitioning to second base. His strong suit is smacking line drives all over the yard, which should help support a useful batting average. The problem from both a fantasy and real-life perspective is that Rendon possesses below-average power and almost no speed while former second baseman Danny Espinosa has some pop and can run, and would love to get his old gig back. Espinosa is going to have to beat out Rendon, just be aware that Rendon's job as the regular second baseman is not set in stone.
3. Danny Espinosa, Wsh 2B, SSYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics158113124471.158.193.272.465
2014 Projections2132351814745.207.269.329.598
2014 Outlook: A miserable 2013 cost Espinosa his job; the Washington Nationals shifted top prospect Anthony Rendon to second base as Espinosa's replacement, and as spring training opened, the team intended to have Rendon start there with Espinosa battling for a reserve role. It's conceivable Espinosa could make the team, and his power/speed combination makes him worth final-round NL-only consideration. Still, he's a free swinger who strikes out a lot -- 27.1 percent of the time in his career to date -- so be prepared to absorb a low batting average and some painful slumps, even if he somehow recaptures a regular role somewhere.
4. Kevin Frandsen, Wsh 1B, 2B, 3B, OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics2522752612291.234.296.341.637
2014 Projections2682632311282.272.321.362.683
2014 Outlook: Frandsen is a contact-hitting utility man capable of playing first, second or third base, and he's right-handed, which is an advantage if you consider that the Philadelphia Phillies' starters at those three positions are all left-handed. A lifetime .289/.343/.435 hitter against southpaws, Frandsen could be a handy plug-in for NL-only owners in daily leagues; he is more of a filler in weekly NL-only formats.
5. Cutter Dykstra, Wsh 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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6. Francisco Soriano, Wsh 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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7. Seth Bynum, Wsh 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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8. Will Rhymes, Wsh 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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9. Emmanuel Burriss, Wsh 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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10. Mike Fontenot, Wsh 2BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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