Complete 2015 Projections

ESPN's projections are the product of an analysis of a player's past performance, growth or regression potential and expected playing opportunity. While the overall ranking is based in large part on the player's projected performance, it also takes into account risk factors such as age, injury history and past statistical fluidity, the players' ceiling (upside), as well as positional and categorical scarcity.

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Jose Abreu, CWS 1B, DHYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014 Statistics5568036107511313.317.383.581.964
2015 Projections5977834100551443.286.355.513.868
2015 Outlook: Abreu took the league by storm in 2014, hitting 10 home runs in two of his first three months, with an injury to his left ankle seemingly the only reason he didn't complete the feat in May as well. The power faded after the All-Star break, but his production remained strong, as Abreu traded the homers for base hits and walks. Despite just seven home runs in the second half (compared to 29 in the first), his OPS dipped just 24 points thanks to a .350 average and .435 OBP. Was the ankle a cause in this power slide or was it just the regression of his obscene 35 percent HR/FB rate from the first half? The latter seems most likely, but it gave him a chance to show how good he is at hitting. He'll remain a power-hitting force, and when you pair 30-plus homers with an average that should again exceed .290, the result is a truly elite fantasy commodity.
2. Adam LaRoche, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014 Statistics494732692821083.259.362.455.817
2015 Projections476702579771203.263.363.471.834
2015 Outlook: It can be easy to overlook LaRoche, as he has essentially been the same player throughout his career. That isn't said critically, however, as he's been a consistently solid contributor and has remained steady into his 30s. In fact, in the past three seasons, his 79 homers are good for 16th in baseball. LaRoche has always hit better in his home park despite rarely having played in a hitter-friendly yard, but now he moves into U.S. Cellular Field, which has been a homer haven for years. The park was eighth in home runs per game (1.86) in 2014, well ahead of the 1.33 mark for Nationals Park. LaRoche has a pair of 30-homer seasons on his ledger and might be primed for a third, but the safe bet is to expect 25 homers and 90 RBI and take anything else as pure profit.
3. Conor Gillaspie, CWS 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014 Statistics4645075736780.282.336.416.752
2015 Projections4134784436680.269.327.402.729
2015 Outlook: In 2013, Gillaspie managed a hint of value by popping 13 home runs, but he didn't contribute positively anywhere else, which certainly limited his appeal. In 2014, it looked like he traded some of that power output for incremental gains everywhere else, but in actuality he collected a ton of base hits in the first two months of the season (.351 AVG) while being held homerless,s and then spent the final four months as the guy we saw in 2013 (.255 AVG, 7 home runs). It was still an improved season, but this isn't exactly a growth stock ready to explode. He likely deserved at least a few more home runs based on his batted-ball profile, but combining the double-digit power with the .282 AVG seems unlikely especially as someone with a playing-time cap based on his inability to hit lefties.
4. Matt Davidson, CWS 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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2015 Projections1812162216600.221.296.365.660
5. Andy Wilkins, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014 Statistics432022220.140.178.186.364
2015 Projections28414270.214.267.393.660
6. Andy LaRoche, CWS 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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7. Grant Buckner, CWS 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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8. Alex Liddi, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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9. Paul Konerko, CWS 1B, DHYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014 Statistics2081552210510.207.254.317.572
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10. Royce Huffman, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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11. Jim Gallagher, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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12. Javier Colina, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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13. Erik C. Morrison, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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14. Austin Yount, CWS 3BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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15. Mark Tracy, CWS 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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