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2010 projected leaders: batting average

Feb 2, 2010, 7:34 PM EDT

Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards.
1. Joe Mauer -.331
2. Albert Pujols – .325
3. Ichiro Suzuki – .323
4. Hanley Ramirez – .321
5. Pablo Sandoval – .316
6. Miguel Cabrera – .315
7. Dustin Pedroia – .313
8. Robinson Cano – .311
9. Howie Kendrick – .311
10. Carl Crawford – .310
11. David Wright – .310
12. Ryan Braun – .309
13. Vladimir Guerrero – .309
14. Matt Holliday – .308
15. Kendry Morales – .307
16. Nick Markakis – .307
17. Todd Helton – .304
18. Billy Butler – .304
19. Yunel Escobar – .304
20. James Loney – .303
Nowhere to be found are Derek Jeter (.334), Joey Votto (.322) and Michael Young (.322), all of whom finished in the top 10 in the majors last season.
I have Jeter at .298. It’d be the first time since 2004 that he’s hit under .300 and just the fourth time in his career, but it seems reasonable, given that he finished at .300 in 2008 and he’s 35 now. Votto struck out significantly more frequently than any of the other average leaders last year, with 106 Ks in 469 at-bats. I pushed him down to .290 for this year. The 33-year-old Young comes in at .296, six points below his career average.

  1. s/k - Feb 2, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    The PHILLIES are phenominal!!!

  2. yankees 27 - Feb 2, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    You don’t get paid for this right?

  3. John - Feb 2, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    I expect Chipper to bounce back and have a normal .300+ year.

  4. Ron - Feb 3, 2010 at 3:09 AM

    Based on?

  5. Megary - Feb 3, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    And this post gets a tag of “2010 Projections”? No. “Joe Mauer”? No.
    Oh, yes…”Derek Jeter”! Huh? *sigh*

  6. BC - Feb 3, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Awful low for Ichiro. The guy could hit .340 in his sleep.

  7. Eric - Feb 3, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    Everyone keeps trying to predict that Jeter will fade off. Keep it up! Jeter will once again prove everyone wrong…

  8. YX - Feb 3, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Mauer is actually first guy on the list…
    Better eye doctor?

  9. YX - Feb 3, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Nevermind, I need a drink…

  10. gumbercules - Feb 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    I’ll bet Magglio Ordonez will crack the top 20.

  11. Megary - Feb 3, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Did you say a drink? Wait up! I’ll buy.

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