Quick hit: 2016 PECOTA projections for the Yankees

It's PECOTA day over at Baseball Prospectus and the 2016 projections for teams and players have been released. The Yankees' projected record is 85-77 which would put them fourth in the American League East. PECOTA projects the Tampa Bay Rays as the AL East division winners with last year's winner Toronto finishing third.


As for some individual projections, here are the projected starting nine (obviously not in batting order):

More team predictions from PECOTA: Runs scored - 725 Runs Against - 686 Team slash line - .252/.322/.409

Just a note about PECOTA: Sometimes it's scarily accurate and other times it's way off. Take for instance last year. It predicted the Royals would only win 72 games. The Royals, as everyone knows, won their division (95 wins) and they went on to win the World Series last year. This year PECOTA apparently didn't learn its lesson and has KC finishing last in the AL Central with a record of 76-86. So please don't "freak out" over the projections for the Yankees in the comments. It's all fun.