A Giant Mess
So the Hall of Fame vote has come and gone, the top-prospects lists are out and have been discussed over and over again and it's a bit too early to launch into previews of any meaningful sort. There were two items that caught my attention this week, however. Dayn Perry wrote up a position-by-position look at the very worst in Major League Baseball. In it he says:
...it's challenging to impart just how bad the San Francisco offense is going to be in 2008.
After reading this I stumbled upon Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory, who had realeased the first build of his 2008 Zips Projections. After noting that three San Francisco Giants had made their way onto Perry's list, I decided I would simply lay it out for you right here, in all its glory. Leaning on ESPN's listed depth chart for the Giants, here is the club's position-by-position Zips projection (AVG/OBP/SLG).
Catcher: Benjie Molina - .267/.300/.403
First Base: Dan Ortmeier - .255/.306/.407
Second Base: Ray Durham - .242/.319/.382
Third Base: Rich Aurilia - .262/.314/.398
Shortstop: Omar Vizquel - .249/.314/.308
Left Field: Dave Roberts - .266/.339/.372
Center Field: Aaron Rowand - .278/.340/.429
Right Field: Randy Winn - .282/.338/.429
Dayn's right. There really are no words. The Giants will feature an offense that figures to be one of the very worst in recent memory.