Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
16. Yasmani Grandal, SD CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics88131918180.216.352.341.693
2014 Projections2483363239570.262.364.407.772
2014 Outlook: A torn ACL suffered during a mid-July collision at the plate ended Grandal's 2013 prematurely, but as 2014 camps dawned, all indications were that he should be fully healed from surgery either on, or shortly after, Opening Day. The San Diego Padres will surely take a conservative approach to his rehabilitation, perhaps putting him on the DL and/or sending him for minor league seasoning initially, but Grandal remains the clear future for this team behind the plate. His keen batting eye makes him a sneaky future source of batting average and on-base percentage, and with further promising reports on his health in March, he might be quite the No. 2 catcher stash in NL-only leagues.
Stephania Bell: Collisions at the plate like the one that ended Grandal's 2013 campaign, which resulted in a torn right ACL and MCL, are the reason that rules change. He has made excellent strides and wants to be behind the plate Opening Day, but the team will ultimately make the call, based on how his knee progresses through spring training.
Addendum (3/12): Grandal has begun playing in spring training games making an Opening Day return a possibility. But he still has to demonstrate he can handle the workload of a full game without issue.
17. Hector Sanchez, SF CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics12983197290.248.300.349.649
2014 Projections1421331610320.268.323.380.703
18. Jordan Pacheco*, Ari 1B, CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics2472312210380.239.276.312.588
2014 Projections2292122112302.275.318.371.690
2014 Outlook: It may take a few weeks, but Pacheco is expected to regain catcher eligibility, spelling Wilin Rosario once or twice a week. While he won't provide much in the way of production, Pacheco makes good contact so he won't damage your average. You'll need an option to use in the interim, but once he gains catcher eligibility, Pacheco is the ideal won't-hurt-you type as a second receiver in NL-only formats.
19. Brayan Pena, Cin C, 1BYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics229194226260.297.315.397.713
2014 Projections180153196220.272.295.367.661
20. Jose Lobaton, Wsh CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics2773873230650.249.320.394.714
2014 Projections1521841819380.237.320.388.708
2014 Outlook: Lobaton's role as Jose Molina's platoon partner came to an end after Tampa acquired Ryan Hanigan. But Lobaton's improved 2013 campaign impressed Washington enough to trade for Lobaton to be the backup to Wilson Ramos. Barring an injury to Ramos, Lobaton won't get the same playing time as last season, yielding him waiver-wire fodder even in deep leagues using two catchers.
21. George Kottaras, StL CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1001351224421.180.349.370.719
2014 Projections1271761927460.213.355.394.749
22. Anthony Recker, NYM CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1351761913490.215.280.400.680
2014 Projections1421751717491.211.298.359.657
23. Martin Maldonado, Mil CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1831342213530.169.236.284.520
2014 Projections9182107260.198.270.308.578
24. Christian Bethancourt, Atl CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1000010.000.000.000.000
2014 Projections514142111.216.241.314.554
2014 Outlook: A polished defensive prospect, Bethancourt makes a lot of sense for the Atlanta Braves as a backup/part-time catcher, even right at the start of 2014. They'll have offensively oriented Evan Gattis as their projected starter and light-hitting Gerald Laird as his backup; Bethancourt is a nice blend of their collective talents, possessing a strong arm, contact-hitting ability and a hint of pop. He'll need to prove his worth to make the team and be a viable No. 2 catcher in NL-only formats, but it's possible he'll emerge as one by year's end at the latest.
25. Gerald Laird, Atl CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1211211314231.281.367.372.739
2014 Projections111121911191.252.328.342.670
2014 Outlook: Don't be fooled by his .282 and .281 batting averages of the past two seasons; Laird is your typical all-glove, no-bat backup backstop. He's in a prime spot to secure a respectable number of at-bats, as the caddy for all-bat, no-glove catchers Evan Gattis and Ryan Doumit, but if his .320 BABIP corrects, that might actually harm more than help those NL-only owners desperate enough to grab him as a No. 2 option.
26. Rob Brantly, Mia CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics2231111815530.211.263.265.528
2014 Projections907176190.244.296.322.618
27. Tim Federowicz, LAD CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics1601241610560.231.275.356.631
2014 Projections8292109270.256.333.390.724
28. Michael McKenry, Col CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics11593145240.217.262.348.610
2014 Projections1311561912330.244.315.443.758
29. Miguel Olivo, LAD CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics745495230.203.250.392.642
2014 Projections110125144311.227.252.400.652
30. Rene Rivera, SD CYEARABRHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013 Statistics674072160.254.268.328.596
2014 Projections10292107240.245.297.353.650