Complete 2016 Projections

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PROJECTED 2016 SEASON STATS
1. Melky Cabrera, CWS OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics62970127740883.273.314.394.709
2016 Projections61682116041824.284.327.403.729
2016 Outlook: After hitting .300 for three straight seasons, Cabrera's luck on balls in play ran out, and he hit .273/.314/.394 behind a .297 BABIP. Unfortunately, Cabrera's only real asset these days is his contact hitting -- he struck out in just 12.9 percent of plate appearances. But he's not hitting the ball hard enough to make it count in terms of power or average, and the result is a mediocre outfielder who mainly benefited from hitting in front of Jose Abreu. Cabrera still managed a respectable 70 runs and 77 RBIs as a result. However, he isn't running any more (3 stolen bases in 2015, 11 since 2013) and improvements to the White Sox's lineup in the form of Todd Frazier and Brett Lawrie threaten to push Cabrera down the batting order. Without Abreu hitting behind him, Cabrera's mediocrity will be even clearer.
2. Daniel Fields, CWS OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 Statistics3100020.333.333.6671.000
2016 Projections293023101.207.281.241.523
3. Courtney Hawkins, CWS OFYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
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2016 Outlook: Hawkins got his first taste of Double-A in 2015 and saw some mixed results. The outfielder continued to hit for power as his 38 extra-base hits in an injury-limited 300 at-bats show, but his difficulty getting on base and high tendency to strike out haunted him yet again. His OBP sat at .300 due in part to a lowly .243 batting average and 6.1 percent walk rate, and he struck out over 30 percent of the time. There's a good chance that the former first-round draft pick will start the year at Double-A once again, but Hawkins could move up if he can get on base more consistently and show that he can vastly reduce his strikeout numbers.