Tinkering with the projection system
Right now I have a step in the projection process that estimates what a player's peak (age 27) should look like. Data is only through 2007, what they've done this year is not incorporated yet.
Brandon Wood: .248/.320/.459 - Not quite what we were hoping for, but if he can play good defense he'll be a useful 3B and #7 hitter. Hope I'm wrong and he's got more upside.
Howie: .302/.339/.461 Damn, he's already hit better than this. So far in 2008, Howie has cut down on his strikeouts. If he can keep that up, I think he's got to have a .350 season in him at some point.
Aybar .267/.315/.377. In there for the defense.
Sean Rodriguez .233/.328/.379
Casey Kotchman .278/.359/.438 Not even as good as the last year and a half. The lost 2006 season still hurts him. Rerunning with his 2008 stats thrown in - .286/.359/.447.