As we wait for each winter to pass and for every MLB team to work through their respective Spring Training schedules, finding ways to kill time until Opening Day is necessary. That’s exactly what preseason projections are for, right?
We obviously should be taking projections with a grain of salt, but it’s a good way to see how players and teams and expected to stack up against one another. And they’re an important tool for those who play fantasy baseball.
Once the regular season nears its conclusion, it’s another way for to analyze who fell below and who rose above the expectations set for them about six months ago. The following six MLB players all found a way to easily outperform the fWAR that FanGraphs’ Steamer projections laid out for them back in March.