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2010 projected leaders: On-base percentage

Feb 15, 2010, 6:48 PM EDT

Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards.
OBP
1. Albert Pujols – .443
2. Joe Mauer – .420
3. Todd Helton – .417
4. Manny Ramirez – .409
5. Prince Fielder – .406
6. Hanley Ramirez – .403
7. Matt Holliday – .403
8. Lance Berkman – .403
9. Chipper Jones – .400
10. David Wright – .398
11. Nick Johnson – .397
12. J.D. Drew – .396
13. Alex Rodriguez – .394
14. Kevin Youkilis – .393
15. Mark Teixeira – .392
16. Miguel Cabrera – .391
17. Brad Hawpe – .391
18. Adrian Gonzalez – .391
19. Chase Utley – .390
20. Nick Markakis – .388
21. Conor Jackson – .385
22. Milton Bradley – .385
23. Dustin Pedroia – .383
24. Bobby Abreu – .381
25. Adam Dunn – .378
– There are three Yankees and three Red Sox in the top 25, but oddly enough, nine of the top 10 here are National Leaguers.
– The Rays aren’t represented, even though they had Ben Zobrist at .405 and Jason Bartlett at .389 last year. My top Ray is Carlos Pena at .370, followed closely by Evan Longoria (.369). B.J. Upton, Zobrist and Carl Crawford are also in the .360s.
– The Giants’ had baseball’s worst OBP at .309 last year (Seattle, at .314, was next to last). After Pablo Sandoval at .373, their next highest regular in the projections is Mark DeRosa at .335. I have Buster Posey at .358 in limited action.

  1. scott - Feb 15, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    I’m fairly certain that Joey Votto is going to be on that list somewhere.

  2. scott - Feb 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Also, where are Chone Figgins and Shin-Soo Choo? Choo is in his second year, but Figgins is a known-quantity in OBP leagues.
    And last year may be an outlier, but I think not expecting Jeter to post .380+ is a bit of a gamble.

  3. scatterbrian - Feb 15, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    I wouldn’t let Figgins’ exclusion bother you too much. Sure, he was at .395 last year, but at .367 the year before and .363 for his career. Good, but not gangbusters.

  4. D-Luxxx - Feb 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Denard Span will make this list. .387 and .392 in his first two seasons. I think this kid is about as “for real” as you can get. He’ll be close to .400 or better this year.

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