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Make your predictions: Alex Gonzalez and John McDonald

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So we have two good glove/no hit type shortstops going into this season

Sea Bass was a free agent signing back in November he's making $2.75 million this year and has a team option for 2011 for $2.5 million. Last year he started the year with the Reds and traded to the Red Sox in the middle of August. For the Reds he was pretty terrible with the bat:


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Alex Gonzalez 68 243 16 51 12 0 3 26 15 36 0 1 .210 .258 .296

Then he turned into a reasonable hitter with the Red Sox:


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Alex Gonzalez 44 148 26 42 10 0 5 15 5 29 2 0 .284 .316 .453

Which one will we get? 

Bill James has him hitting .248/.305/.387 in 244 PA, 6 HR and 28 RBI. 

CHONE .234/.278/.362 in 413 PA, 10 HR and 43 RBI.

John McDonald, well you all know all about him, fan favorite, great glove, really likable guy, works very hard. He didn't get to play much last year, spending most of the year as a pinch runner. 


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - John McDonald 73 151 18 39 7 0 4 13 1 18 0 2 .258 .271 .384

The 4 home runs was a career high. As I've mentioned (too often) when we watched him in batting practice in Seattle he was pulling everything down the line. 

Bill James has him hitting .234/.270/.317 in 150 PA, 2 homers and 12 RBI.

CHONE .233/.270/.322 in 248 PA, 3 homers and 22 RBI. 

So let us know how you think the Gonzalez and McDonald will share time and how they will hit. McDonald will likely be backup at second and third too. Same drill as always, give us PA, slash line, home runs, RBI and what ever else you feel like sharing.