Top Ten Projected Hitters – Wright Ranks #4

David Wright ranks high on the list of top run creators for the 2009 season in Bill James’ latest update to his handbook.

Twice a year we project the upcoming season for the most important hitters and pitchers. First, we run the earliest projections in The Bill James Handbook. Then we run them again around this time of year, updating them for the latest transactions and playing time estimates. We do it because it’s fun and we learn something from it.

Below we show the highlights from The Bill James Handbook: Projections Update 2009 Excel spreadsheet available at

Hitter Age 2009 Team Runs Created
Albert Pujols 29 Cardinals 159
Miguel Cabrera 26 Tigers 135
Ryan Braun 25 Brewers 134
David Wright 26 Mets 134
Josh Hamilton 28 Rangers 131
Hanley Ramirez 25 Marlins 131
Ryan Howard 29 Phillies 130
Mark Teixeira 29 Yankees 130
Alex Rodriguez 33 Yankees 128
Lance Berkman 33 Astros 127

Note: Age is seasonal as of June 30, 2009.

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