I found a couple of projections for Fukudome for this upcoming season. Obviously, any projection on a player who has never played in the Major Leagues has to be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s still interesting to see how various people project him. It has be excited, at least.

Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus has him projected via his PECOTA system.

PA   R   2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  CS  BA    OBP   SLG
465 80 30 4 15 58 70 94 9 3 .289 .401 .504

Keep in mind that those are a little low in part because of the injury he had last year.

Baseball Think Factory weighed in with their ZIPS projections as well:

2008 ZiPS Projection - Kosuke Fukudome
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AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG OPS+
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Projection 457 66 134 33 2 13 67 64 100 1 .293 .382 .460 114
2009? 444 66 129 33 1 14 66 59 93 2 .291 .376 .464 113
2010? 386 57 108 26 1 10 57 55 85 2 .280 .372 .430 104
2011? 327 45 90 20 0 8 50 43 72 1 .275 .362 .410 97
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Opt. (15%) 537 91 170 42 3 19 87 87 95 4 .317 .415 .512 135
Pes. (15%) 376 46 98 25 0 8 45 44 86 0 .262 .341 .391 87
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Top Comps: Jay Johnstone, Dixie Walker

I found a couple of projections for Fukudome for this upcoming season. Obviously, any projection on a player who has never played in the Major Leagues has to be taken with a grain of salt, but it’s still interesting to see how various people project him. It has be excited, at least.

Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus has him projected via his PECOTA system.


PA R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS BA OBP SLG
465 80 30 4 15 58 70 94 9 3 .289 .401 .504
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