The Boston Red Sox have undergone substantial changes in the offseason. With such an influx of new talent, predicting how well the starting nine will do in 2013 is somewhat daunting.
This year, fans can expect a healthy David Ortiz, Will Middlebrooks and Jacoby Ellsbury. They will also welcome newcomers like Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes and Stephen Drew to the everyday lineup.
Suffice to say, things are looking different in Boston these days.
With so many happenings in the Hub, trying to pin down exactly how each player will perform in 2013 is extremely difficult.
To get the closest and most accurate projections possible, the following statistics were compiled and compared, ultimately creating an equation to help determine how each player will perform in 2013.
The stats looked at are basic offensive numbers: games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, stolen bases and batting average.
To reach a conclusion on each stat, players were evaluated on performance against every team the Red Sox will face in 2013. Those figures were compared to players' career numbers, as well as other variables, such as home-versus-away numbers.
These are the results.