What Will Kelly Johnson Hit Next Year?

According to the 2010 Bill James Handbook, Kelly Johnson projects to hit .274/.354/.445. That sounds about right to me. It’s also better than Jeff Francoeur’s .276/.318/.437, but I still think the Mets wouldn’t have taken KJ for Ryan Church—their loss, our gain.

If you want to see some more projections, I have posted projections for all hitters and pitchers (with permission).

UPDATE: Sorry, if you came here looking for the file. A representative at ACTA publishing asked me to remove the link. I was told it was OK to post the file, but apparently they have changed their minds.

Hitter and Pitcher Projections from The Bill James Handbook 2010

I always enjoy thumbing through The Bill James Handbook.

(FTC disclosure: Free review copy)

One Response “What Will Kelly Johnson Hit Next Year?”

  1. Peter says:

    Sounds right to me. The one thing I’ll be keeping a close eye on with KJ is his walk rate. In 2007 it was one of the best in the league. In 2008 and 2009 (presumably because Terry Pendleton messed with his approach so, and I quote, “He wouldn’t look at so many called 3rd strikes”) his walk rate was significantly lower than his ’07 walk rate.