CHONE sees Ryan Doumit (.281/.343/.461) regressing a bit from last season. Nate McLouth (.274/.352/.461) and Adam LaRoche (.264/.340/.468) see a decrease in their power numbers will staying steady in batting average and on-base percentage. Freddy Sanchez (.290/.332/.403) and Jack Wilson (.273/.324/.380) look to rebound from their lousy 2008 seasons, but their numbers still are unimpressive. Steve Pearce (.266/.324/.445)and Brandon Moss (.267/.337/.435) have very similar projections. Andrew McCutchen comes in at .261/.333/.377. Andy LaRoche (.256/.349/.409) is expected to have one of the higher on-base percentages on the team. But his power is uninspiring, with 13 home runs and 21 doubles in 403 at-bats.
Nothing earth-shattering here. I quickly plugged a starting lineup into the Baseball Musings Lineup Analysis, and came up with 4.406 runs per game. Over 162 games, that comes out to about 714 runs. For whatever that’s worth.