An exciting day for projections nerds everywhere, as Baseball Prospectus has released their PECOTA projection system for 2017. While some people are getting excited or annoyed at the various win projections (lol Royals, 71 Wins...), I've been poring over the individual player projections to find the ones that PECOTA loves and hates. I've set the Steamer projections as my 'baseline', and I'll use the Steamer PA and IP in both cases. Let's do five of each. Here's what I found (I'll show the PECOTA projections below, and you can check them out side-by-side with Steamer at this link):
What does everyone think? Is Steamer more right on these players, or is PECOTA? Are these players you want or players you're avoiding?