Community Projections 2008: Jason Kendall

Jason Kendall signed a 1 year 4.25 million dollar deal with incentives and a vesting club option for 2009. He'll start the season as the primary backstop for the 2008 Milwaukee Brewers. At 34 years old, this will be Kendall's 13th season. In the off-season he had Lasik eye surgery. Last year he had a disappointing half season with the Oakland Athletics where he managed merely .226/.261/.281 in 80 games before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in a salary dump. Kendall rebounded a little in the NL Central posting a line of .270/.362/.356 in 57 games. Those 57 games had Kendall performing much closer to his career numbers of .297/.375/.394.

Community Projection
We'll go through the 8 position players in order around the diamond, perhaps a couple of bench players and then starting rotation. Every few days we'll look at a new player. I'll tally up the results. Use any methods you want to make projections, but please submit them in the comments to the appropriate projection thread as a single line of comma separated values. For the hitters we're going to project pa,ab,h,1b,2b,3b,hr,bb,avg,obp,slg,ops. So, with the player's name first, here's what your projection should look like.

For Example:
player,pa,ab,h,1b,2b,3b,hr,bb,avg,obp,slg,ops
NLAverageHitter,650,585,153,102,31,3,17,65,.262,.335,.412,.747

I've created a player projection tool to help you create a projection. Simply fill out the values for Plate Appearances (pa), Singles (1b), Doubles (2b), Triples (3b), Homeruns (hr), and Walks (bb) and the rest will be calculated for you and outputted below in a comma separated string perfectly formatted for submission. Simply copy and paste that line to a comment.

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