Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Benchwarmer Baseball Bargain Bin: Coco Crisp

Coco Crisp is once again being given the opportunity to play full time with his departure from Boston. Crisp has shown the ability to stay healthy and rack up At Bats: 491 in 2004, 594 in 2005, and 526 in 2007. There is a fairly high probability that Coco posts 550+ ABs as the Royal's everyday leadoff hitter and center fielder.

Bill James' projects Coco at 494 AB, 74 R, 9 HR, 53 RBI, .279 AVE

Compare this to Carl Crawford:
2008: 443 AB, 69 R, 8 HR, 57 RBI, .269 AVE

Bill James 2009 projection: 485 AB, 74 R, 10 HR, 59 RBI, .295 AVE

Carl Crawford's 2009 BWB salary is 2353. Since Coco was only given 361 ABs in part time play last year, you can pick up Crawford-like stats for Coco's salary of only 1297.

Now that's a bargain!

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