Skaggs has totaled 10 major league starts over the past two seasons following Tommy John surgery. He’s projected for a 2.8 WAR in 172 innings, though he’s never come close to that. The folks at Steamer, who provide the projections, noted that Skaggs’ projection is based on the system’s belief that his numbers at his 2016 fastball velocity will translate to better numbers if his velocity increases in 2017.
<p>Fallback options: Jose Abreu, Victor Martinez, Carlos Gonzalez, Eric Hosmer, Pedro Alvarez, Jay Bruce</p>
<p>Nov 30, 2016Dan SzymborskiSpecial to ESPN.com CloseCreator of ZiPS projection systemFounder of Baseball Think FactoryContributed to ESPN since 2010Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterPinterestEmailcommentAfter an initial burst of signings and a few trades, baseball’s transaction machine has slowed a bit (hello, Yoenis Cespedes and Jon Jay) as we near the winter meetings. Well, alleged wholesale nfl jerseys China winter meetings given the rumblings of a lockout, which would end more than 20 years of a general cease-fire between the owners and the MLB Players Association.</p>
<p>Also with regards to defense, some might cheap jerseys China not hold the Angels in high regard for going with Carlos Perez and Jett Bandy behind the plate. Both are sub-.300 on-base percentage guys, but both excel on the defensive end, which isn’t surprising for a Scioscia-led team. Fangraphs gives them a combined 2.4 WAR.</p>
<p>Bruce, 29, largely struggled after joining the Mets in an Aug. 1 trade with the Cincinnati Reds but overall hit .250 with 33 homers and 99 RBIs in 539 at-bats in 2016.</p>
When Buck Showalter worked at ESPN, wholesale jerseys, he used to frequently mention that the most important thing for any front office to know is how good its team is. The Angels are something between not terrible and reasonably decent. What they might become remains to be seen.
The Cubs and Cardinals generally do cheap jerseys China not make trades: Since the Cubs swapped Bruce Sutter to St. Louis in 1980 — and we know how that turned out — the two teams have made three deals.