2009 Bill James Handbook Projections

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The 2009 Bill James Handbook projections are now available on FanGraphs in the individual player pages. Big thanks to Baseball Info Solutions for letting us run these for the 3rd year in a row! If you want the sortable stats version and are not content with seeing one player at a time, you will have to purchase a copy directly from them.

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Mike Ketchen
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Mike Ketchen

A question I have is how do these projections equate with leageu average stats. For example (and please correct me if I am wrong or off base as I am still relativeley new to all this) Andrew Miller had a far below average LOB% and a high BABIP (.346) yet his ERA is suggested to stay at nearly five, despite his skill set suggesting it should be much lower. Now I know the defence behind him will not be improved, so do the projections factor this in? Thank you for any help you can provide.