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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ten Bold Predictions for the Coming Season

2. The Rockies will finally have the pitching to make the postseason.
At the top of the rotation, the Rockies may have one of their best pitchers ever this year. Jon Gray was already pretty good (15th in K-BB% last year), and then he learned how to throw his slider two ways, and then he started throwing the curveball more, and now he has a new changeup grip. He’s exciting as a young ace with velocity, an elite slider, and the makeup to continue striving for a better, more complete arsenal.

But this is more about the lesser-known names behind Gray. Tyler Anderson doesn’t have a ton of pitches, but his cutter/four-seam/change combo has proven itself to be major-league worthy at least. Chad Bettis only has average velocity, but his four-pitch combo has kept hitters off balance enough to call him a viable starter, as well. Tyler Chatwood may only have the two fastballs and a slider, but he throws the curve sometimes, and his sinker is all world. All three are adept at getting ground balls, and the rotation just put up their second-best rate since they started tracking that number.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Teams that could be 2017 version of Indians | MLB.com

A team surprises *every* year.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 31, 2017 at 06:52 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: predictions

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Revisiting preseason MLB predictions

ZIP-pity doo dah!

Jim Furtado Posted: October 04, 2016 at 05:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: predictions, projections

Monday, October 03, 2016

Comeuppance - Review Your Pre-Season Predictions

You made your predictions in the linked thread at the start of the season. How did you do??

Let’s go to the videotape…

Bote Man Posted: October 03, 2016 at 12:01 PM | 37 comment(s)
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