Cubs Quick Hits: ZiPS Really Likes Jeimer Candelario
When it comes to projection models, ZiPS is one of the most respected among those that are publicly accessible. It projects a player’s upcoming season by comparing him to historical players and weighting the results with his recent seasons. That said, ZiPS loves Jeimer Candelario.
The reason for this affection is Candelario’s unique combination of high walks, low strikeouts, and mild power. The smooth-swinging corner infielder/(potentially) swing outfielder is projected to put up a .322 wOBA, which is four points better than the MLB average.