I wanted to start a thread about predictions for the upcoming season for the Toronto Blue Jays. With all the changes I would like you to let everyone know what you think the Batting Lineup will be with Stats, Pitching Rotation with Stats and bench player stats. Give brief descriptions to support your predictions where necessary for each section. I will start:
SS- Reyes BA .290 HR 12 RBI 60 SB 42
LF - Cabrerra BA .278 HR 16 RBI 68 SB 18
RF - Bautista BA .284 HR 42 RBI 118
1B - Encarnacion BA .265 HR 35 RBI 106
3B - Lawrie BA .280 HR 21 RBI 75 SB 20
CF - Rasmus BA .263 HR 24 RBI 82 SB 22
DH - Lind BA .273 HR 26 RBI 73
C - Arencebia BA .255 HR 25 RBI 65
2B - Bonofacio BA .278 HR 7 RBI 49 SB 38
Util - Delrosa BA .209 HR 2 RBI 21
SS/2B - Izturis BA .264 HR 6 RBI 32 SB 16
OF - Sierra BA .254 HR 11 RBI 36 SB 10
OF - Davis BA .273 HR 9 RBI 40 SB 28
C - Blanco BA .215 HR 4 RBI 21
I believe this year we will see a more potent attack considering the balance of speed, power, and average we have throughout the lineup. This will allow opposing pitchers to make more mistakes due to speed on base paths, protection in the lineup and better hitters with Reyes, Caberra and Bonofacio. I believe Rasmus, Lawrie and Lind will benefit most from these additions and philosphy Gibbons will bring to lineup. Should be exciting
1 - Dickey ERA 2.84 W 18 L 6
2 - Morrow ERA 3.10 W 21 L 9
3 - Buerhle ERA 3.45 W 14 L 10
4 - Johnson ERA 3.65 W 15 L 10
5 - Romero ERA 2.97 W 17 L 11
I believe our 20 game winner will be Morrow this season. He has way too much potential and is due. The others are on their averages if not a bit more just because of the offence they will have playing for them. Should result in more wins. I believe Romero will have a bounce back season with veteran in staff and injuries behind him.....2 seasons previous to last point in that direction.
LHP - Cecil ERA 3.68 W 3 L 4
RHP - Rogers ERA 3.89 W 1 L 3
RHP - Delenbar ERA 3.16 W 2 L 2
LHP - Oliver ERA 2.46 W 2 L 0
RHP - Janssen ERA 2.76 W 3 L 4 SVS 16
RHP - Santos ERA 3.15 W 2 L 5 SVS 36
Jansen starts as closer and Santos takes over after time. Only because Janssen has ability to go +1 inning. But a dominant 1-2 punch at the backend like Ward-Henke of the past. Santos regains form with Hentgen.
This puts my overall prediction for team reacord at 98 wins and 64 losses enough to win the AL EAST.
Give it a go people.