Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Nate Jones*, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics70078.0268940164.151.2210.27
2014 Projections63069.0287252983.261.259.39
2014 Outlook: Jones pitched better than last season's ERA suggests, as both his FIP and xFIP were well under 3.00. That said, it remains to be seen if he can sustain the simultaneous improvement in strikeout and walk rates. The White Sox seem to think he can, thus he'll be given a chance to fill the club's open closer role. At least for now, Jones is best considered a reserve or speculative option for saves. In the likely event he breaks camp with the gig, he still needs to show the skills gains exhibited last season to be a trusted closer.
2. Daniel Webb, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics9011.14100013.181.157.94
2014 Projections28035.018342134.111.468.74
2014 Outlook: After being converted to relief in Class A ball in 2012, Webb breezed through four competitive levels last season, enjoying success in high Class A, Double-A, Triple-A and the majors. And, with the Chicago White Sox trading closer Addison Reed during the winter, their ninth-inning role is wide open for the taking, not to mention Reed's own prior ascension to the gig showed the team's willingness to put youngsters in premium positions. This isn't to say that Webb will close for them anytime in 2014, but rather that he could, and his possible contributions beyond that in ERA, K's and holds should make him worth an AL-only stash.
3. Matt Lindstrom, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics76060.2234620203.121.436.82
2014 Projections71062.0224942193.631.377.11
4. Ronald Belisario, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics77068.0284951213.971.476.49
2014 Projections70067.0335542164.031.437.39
2014 Outlook: Cut by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the non-tender deadline, Belisario subsequently inked a one-year deal with the Chicago White Sox, who have a much less settled ninth-inning arrangement. But that hardly guarantees him a sniff at save chances, though he might begin the spring in the thick of that battle. Belisario throws hard, but his strikeout rate doesn't reflect it (7.47 per nine in his career), nor does he have a quality pitch to handle left-handed hitters; he has afforded lefties an OPS at least 127 points higher than righties in each of his four big-league seasons. Feel free to speculate on a handful of saves in deep AL-only leagues, but be quick to cut him if he settles into a sixth- or seventh-inning role.
5. Eric Surkamp, CWS SP, RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics112.20000023.633.380.00
2014 Projections29029.011191004.341.385.90
6. Andre Rienzo, CWS SP, RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics101056.028382004.821.486.11
2014 Projections2525134.0671046004.901.516.99
7. Donnie Veal, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics50029.1162920134.601.438.90
2014 Projections58033.019322024.091.458.73
8. Deunte Heath, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics507.212300011.742.613.52
2014 Projections29034.019262004.241.446.88
9. Frank Francisco, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics806.1361104.261.118.53
2014 Projections23026.012251074.851.508.65
10. Javy Guerra, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics9010.26120006.751.9710.13
2014 Projections14014.06111024.501.437.07
11. David Purcey, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics24025.117231002.131.428.17
2014 Projections20020.013161004.951.607.20
12. Hector Noesi, CWS RP, SPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics12127.112210006.591.986.91
2014 Projections47055.019362005.071.425.89
13. Jake Petricka, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics16019.110101003.261.554.66
2014 Projections26031.019192004.651.615.52
14. Maikel Cleto, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics102.11500019.292.5719.29
2014 Projections9011.0890006.551.917.36
15. Charlie Leesman, CWS RPYEARGGSIPBBKWSVHDERAWHIPK/9
2013 Statistics8115.116130017.042.097.63
2014 Projections13026.015161005.191.695.54