Bold Predictions 2014

We’re back! And with a new season comes a new batch of bold predictions from us here at YCPB. You may be wondering why a site called You Can’t Predict Baseball makes predictions, but wouldn’t you say that’s rather… unpredictable?

Without further ado!

Blue Jays: Three or more pitchers throw 200+ innings for them.
Orioles: Tommy Hunter is a top-five closer in the AL.
Rays: Evan Longoria finally plays a full season with a .900+ OPS.
Red Sox: Grady Sizemore plays at least 81 games.
Yankees: The infield (C not included) will hit more total home runs than the outfield.

Indians: Justin Masterson doesn’t have the lowest ERA among starters.
Royals: Both Hosmer and Moustakas exceed an .800 OPS.
Tigers: Max Scherzer is better than he was in 2013, but he doesn’t win more than 15 games.
Twins: For the second year in a row, no Twins starter strikes out 8 or more in one game.
White Sox: Adam Dunn bats over .240.

Angels: Mike Trout has more runs scored than strikeouts.
Astros: They have more than one All-Star.
Athletics: Yoenis Cespedes hits 40 home runs, with an OBP under .325.
Mariners: Robinson Cano doesn’t hit .300, hit 30 homers, or drive in 100.
Rangers: Prince Fielder has a lower OPS+ than last year.

Braves: Despite losing half the staff to Tommy John surgery, their starters still finish top-5 in the NL in ERA.
Marlins: Jose Fernandez leads the NL in wins.
Mets: Matt Harvey wins at least two games.
Nationals: Strasburg strikes out 250.
Phillies: Ben Revere hits a home run.

Brewers: Ryan Braun has his best season by OPS+.
Cardinals: Matt Carpenter wins the batting title.
Cubs: Jeff Samardzija remains a Cub all year.
Pirates: The Pirates win no more than 85 games.
Reds: Billy Hamilton doesn’t steal 50 bases.

Diamondbacks: Bronson Arroyo gives up more home runs than Mark Trumbo hits.
Dodgers: Matt Kemp leads their position players in WAR.
Giants: Their team ERA+ is over 100.
Padres: Huston Street gives up more home runs than at least one regular starter.
Rockies: Michael Cuddyer bats .330 or better again.

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13 Responses to Bold Predictions 2014

  1. Joel says:

    the yankees prediction is basically beltran vs tex. could argue it’s not that bold.

  2. matt says:

    Ervin Santana signed with the Braves, not the Orioles.

  3. Mike P says:

    Your Orioles prediction involves an Atlanta Brave. I think you meant to go with Ubaldo perhaps?

  4. Brad says:

    Orioles: Ervin Santana gives up fewer home runs than he did last year.

    Now THAT’s bold. Considering he’s a Brave. Do you mean Ubaldo Jimenez?

  5. Robbie says:

    Isn’t Ervin Santana on the Braves now?

  6. Erik says:

    Fairly bold to put E. Santana in Baltimore.

  7. Patrick Cossette says:

    Maybe they meant Johan Santana for the Orioles.

  8. Jabez says:

    The Reds prediction is actually fairly likely as it doesn’t indicate whether Hamilton will steal more or less than fifty bases.

    • Chad says:

      It means that he’ll steal less. Which is really more of a referendum on his playing time, since if he plays, he’ll probably get plenty, but whether or not he plays regularly is very much in question.

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