2012 Sabermetrics: Every American League Team's Calculated Projection for 2012

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2012 Sabermetrics: Every American League Team's Calculated Projection for 2012
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No one can predict the future, but I am going to try my best. With pitchers and catchers due to report in a couple of weeks, most teams are going to go into spring training as is. There have been some big moves made in the offseason and we have yet to find out if they are going to be good enough to get them to the postseason.

I started every team's projection with their 2011 expected win-loss. I adjusted the amount of runs scored and allowed by calculating the difference of RAR (runs above replacement) between last year's and this year's starter by using recent career averages. For rookies I use the season projection at Rotochamp. The 2012 lineup I go by for every team is by MLB Depth Charts

I want to also remind readers that this projection does NOT factor in possible injuries or loss of jobs to prospects. It took a ton of work and research and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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