ZiPS looks at the 2013 Washington Nationals Projections It’s never too early to start looking at ZiPS projections, and somehow during those two dead weeks of the holidays we forgot to throw this up on the site. The one thing I don’t like about ZiPS is it isn’t quite as optimistic as good ol’ Bill James, but it often offers a more realistic snapshot of what you’re likely to see from said player in the following year. But Bryce Harper with just 26 home runs and 29 doubles? I’ll sign up for the over right now. [FanGraphs]
Jay Bruce joined twitter over the weekend; he’s @JayABruce if you want to give him a follow. He’s up to 7,160 followers already. If he continues tweeting at this furious pace he’s been at he’ll be up to around 50,000 followers in no time.
He’s responsive on twitter too. He’s about as friendly as it gets in the pro-athlete realm.
He also declared recently that he loves Zips projection system. In case you’re wondering, Zips projects Bruce’s 2012 season to look something like this: 152 games, .260, .814 OPS, 28 HR, 90 RBI, 81 runs, 8 SB, 65 BB, 148 K’s.