The new PECOTAs are here. (Hat tipping to Twitter friend, @SFBleacherGirl for the notice.) They aren’t pretty for the Giants’ offense. But I think you probably already knew that. The offense could be terrible. The offense might be bad. Oh, god. The offense is looking at me right now. I’m not sure what to do. I’ll just avoid eye contact and slowly walk out of the room.
PECOTA Giants’ depth chart (which is free to the public), key thoughts.
* Melky Cabrera gets a really poor projection — hitting a slash of .264/.312/.372.
* Aubrey Huff has a little dead cat bounce in him. PECOTA says a slash of .253/.320/.400. That isn’t particularly good for a first baseman that also doubles as an outfield mannequin, but it’s better than Huff’s 2011 performance.
* Brandon Belt gets a .255/.349/.429 projection. That makes him probably the 3rd best hitter on the team behind Sandoval and Posey. The team really needs to find him some playing time. Please and thank you.
* The Good Stuff: Pablo Sandoval’s projection (.301/.348/.484) and Buster Posey’s projection (.282/.350/.439).
* I’m not sure if Brandon Crawford’s batting line (.228/.286/.329) is optimistic or not. I just don’t know any more.
* The outfield looks really weak.
* The pitching looks awesome. Though, the depth chart — at the moment — is absent Madison Bumgarner. I’m sure he’ll show up soon.
The best part of the projection page “Record: 87-75“. Yes, please. Update: That could possibly be last year’s projection, I’m not sure. For some reason I can’t see the 2012 depth page any more, and I can’t grab the spreadsheet. More thoughts as they come.
Share your PECOTA thoughts in the comments. I’ll be sobbing quietly in the corner.