SG has finished his first batch of his CAIRO projections. He includes just about everyone so I've reduced it to the players I think we might see this coming season. I'll update this post as updates are made. He usually releases several versions so consider this the early version.
LaHair's minor league dominance is still weighting heavily in this projection. I think he's probably closer to a .330 wOBA guy, but that's just me. He won't be a starter. It's no surprise once again that of the everyday players, Rizzo is projected to be the best hitter. It is a little disappointing that the Cubs best hitter isn't projected to be a .350 wOBA or higher hitter. For years the Cubs had Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee and we could always pencil them in for about .375 or so. Before them the Cubs had Sammy Sosa and we could expect anything from .360 to infinity. These are those Cubs. Brett Jackson is projected to be the 2nd best everyday hitter and it's likely he starts the season in AAA.
Due to Samardzija's history as a reliever, he's still projected for some relief appearances. Overall he's projected to start 16 games and appear in 48 overall. Obviously we know he'll more than likely be a starter all season, but I wanted to point this out since relieving is easier than starting (his projection will be a little higher overall than it would as a starter exclusively).
The Cubs aren't very good at pitching, but we already knew that.