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ZiPS Projections: Catcher

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 12: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides home safely before catcher Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning in game four of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections are a good measure of what to expect from players in the upcoming baseball season. We'll take a look at the Rangers' projections on a position-by-position basis. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.

    Today we'll look at the projections for the Rangers catcher, which was a position of pleasant surprise in 2015 as Robinson Chirinos was good, then hurt and replaced by a platoon of Chris Gimenez and Bobby Wilson, who performed admirably in Chirinos' absence.

    Chirinos:313 plate appearances, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs, 32 RBIs, .230 batting average, .301 on-base percentage, .381 slugging percentage

    These numbers are actually pretty much in line with what Chirinos did a year ago when he was near the team lead in homers and hit right around that .230 mark he's projected for. Gimenez will most likely be a key figure behind the plate, as well, as he's expected to be a preferred catcher for both Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish.