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Naquin vs RHP and Luplow vs LHP in 2019 combined:

378 PA
.300/.365/.563
20 HR

Naquin and Luplow overall in 2019 combined:
555 PA
.283/.339/.505
25 HR
3.7 fWAR

Their overall combined numbers (not just their strong splits) were actually very similar to Lindor's season numbers.

If you're getting that out of one spot in your order, you're doing pretty great.
Which players do you see regressing in 2020? Luplow had by far his best year last year and Naquin his second best.
 

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ZIPS projects them as .254 / .320 / .433 with 26 home runs together, which is pretty solid
 

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Which players do you see regressing in 2020? Luplow had by far his best year last year and Naquin his second best.
Luplow was basically a rookie last year, so it's difficult to have a frame of reference for where he might regress if he regresses at all. However, if he plays every day like I'd like him to, I'm sure his rate numbers would drop a bit. I would still expect him to smash lefties at a similar rate though. None of his numbers appear to be unsustainable. He didn't have a high BABIP, nor was his HR/FB ratio out of line with the norm.

As for Naquin, I see no reason to expect him to regress. His career year was 2016. He was a league-average hitter last year with sustainable numbers.

I will say that I expect Santana to take a step back toward his career numbers this season, which is fine. He'll still be really good for us.

Perez is a good regression candidate as well. But, as long as he can provide stellar defense and a little pop with his bat, he'll still be extremely valuable.
 
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ZIPS projects them as .254 / .320 / .433 with 26 home runs together, which is pretty solid
That's league average. Not "great" which is what started the discussion.
 

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ZIPS is also notorious for its predictions being incredibly conservative. Because of this, it's probably more helpful to look at their projected WAR since that number is derived from what they deem to be replacement level.

In 763 PA (projected), Naquin and Luplow are projected for 2.8 WAR. Luplow alone is projected for 1.8 WAR in 428 PA. Across a full season (600 PA), that would make him about a 2.5 WAR player, basically in line with Marcell Ozuna's production last season.
 

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And why is that? Glad you just gave me a funny rating instead of a response though! Classic Huber. The film Idiocracy is really taking hold.
Why is it that you think you are owed a response? As if you are some forum God?
 

The Human Q-Tip

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Why is it that you think you are owed a response? As if you are some forum God?
Well, he isn't, but....

Grow up.

Go Chief Wahoo.
This forum has gotten better for a lot of folks. In exchange for some guys going easier on posters who aren't as analytical, I said I'd try to stop baiting/trolling. So....don't.
 

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I think we should all go around and say the best move and the worst move the Indians front office did this off-season. I'm not seeing any constructive criticism here.
 

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I think we should all go around and say the best move and the worst move the Indians front office did this off-season. I'm not seeing any constructive criticism here.
Best :-: not moving the team out of Cleveland, yet.
Worst :-: letting Kluber go.
 

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