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  1. #1
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    Question Roster Stat Predictions, Rotation Order, Batting Order

    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:

    Batting Linueup/Stats

    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

    Bench

    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

    Pitching Rotation/Stats

    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.


    Bullpen/Stats

    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.

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    This is a really optimistic outlook. Morrow is my favourite pitcher on the Jays staff, but hes been injury prone the past few season. Im not really fond of Romero, but 2011 looks like his peek season. I would be happy with 2009-2010 Romero (Statistically speaking, his peripherals were better in 2010 than they were in 2011). If everything goes as planned accordingly to your predictions, this is a 100 win team... which i would love, but i just done see it happening... especially in the AL East

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    Ya this is pretty optimistic.......most stats you mentioned I think can be done except for...

    - I dont see Rasmus hitting quite with that avg, and I dont see him getting that many steals either
    - Linds BA too high
    - Id be surprised to see Blanco with that production
    - I think Buerhle will be up around a 4.00 ERA
    - And I would be happy to see Romero bounce back with a sub 3.8 ERA , 1.3ish whip etc

    But I really hope your right will everyone of your predictions !!!


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    iv got the same batting order as you.pitching wise i could see either romero getting the 3 spot back with a good spring training or just switching johnson and morrow.however you might be right and it wouldnt bother me at all.You dont think anyone on the jays will hit over .300?thats a hell of a lot of homeruns as well.

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    Here is mine!

    Batting Linueup/Stats

    SS- Reyes BA .278 HR 12 RBI 60 SB 42
    LF - Cabrerra BA .278 HR 12 RBI 70 SB 18
    RF - Bautista BA .264 HR 42 RBI 120
    1B - Encarnacion BA .245 HR 30 RBI 90
    3B - Lawrie BA .274 HR 17 RBI 75 SB 15
    CF - Rasmus BA .233 HR 25 RBI 75 SB 14
    DH - Lind BA .250 HR 20 RBI 73
    C - Arencebia BA .255 HR 28 RBI 65
    2B - Bonofacio BA .278 HR 7 RBI 49 SB 38




    Pitching Rotation/Stats

    1 - Dickey ERA 2.99 W 17 L 8
    2 - Morrow ERA 3.10 W 17 L 9
    3 - Buerhle ERA 3.45 W 11 L 10
    4 - Johnson ERA 3.65 W 15 L 10
    5 - Romero ERA 2.97 W 15L 11

    I didn'd do benches or bullpen, as I don't have enough time.

    As you can see, My list isn't as "good" as the OP. But still very good!

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    Here is a different lineup I think Gibbons should think about:

    Reyes
    Lawrie -more speed then Cabrera..just take away the green light on the base paths
    Bautista
    Encarnacion
    Cabrera - more of an RBI guy then Lawrie, and a more proven hitter to give EE protection
    JPA- If he can give us the JPA we got in May and July before he got hurt, he is one heck of an RBI man
    Lind/Davis
    Bonifacio
    Rasmus

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartron_44 View Post
    Here is a different lineup I think Gibbons should think about:

    Reyes
    Lawrie -more speed then Cabrera..just take away the green light on the base paths
    Bautista
    Encarnacion
    Cabrera - more of an RBI guy then Lawrie, and a more proven hitter to give EE protection
    JPA- If he can give us the JPA we got in May and July before he got hurt, he is one heck of an RBI man
    Lind/Davis
    Bonifacio
    Rasmus
    Lawrie's power makes him a middle of the lineup hitter. Cabrera's high OBP makes him ideal at the top of the lineup. 1 through 5, it should be as Gibbons has said; Reyes, Cabrera, Bautista, Encarnacion, Lawrie. If Lind shocks everyone and returns to form, he gets put ahead of Lawrie in all likelihood, just to break up the righties.

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    Colby Rasmus won't even get on base 22 times so how can he steal 22 bases?

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    In 2k12 I use two lineups. One vs righties and one vs lefties.

    Righties

    Reyes
    Cabrera
    Bautista
    Encarnasion
    Lind
    LAwrie
    Rasmus
    Arencibia
    Bonafacio

    Vs Lefties

    Reyes
    Lawrie
    Bautista
    Encarnasion
    Cabrera
    Arencibia
    Rasmus
    Davis
    Bonafacio

    Rotation:
    Dickey
    Johnson
    Buerhle
    Morrow
    Romero

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    If Lind's hitting .273 he's never getting benched, and if he never gets benched he's hitting 30+ HRs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboyz View Post
    RF - Bautista BA .284 HR 42 RBI 118
    1B - Encarnacion BA .265 HR 35 RBI 106
    I hope you are right with these two in particular. Bautista coming off the wrist injury, and Encarnacion with his career year last season makes me wonder if they are going to produce this season. One good thing with Bautista is his ability to lay off bad pitches, so at least OBP should remain high.

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    Found a decent site on the Jays Payroll for this season and the next few years.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/co...tion/?team=TOR

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    How is it people could think not a single pitcher on the Blue Jays will have a 4+ ERA? That seems almost ridiculous to assume that, no?

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    Assuming anything that anyone on here or anywhere predicts is anything more than a guess is ridiculous, no?

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    I dont think we will carry 5 bench spots.... so I added JA Happ as the other rp...

    Batting Linueup/Stats

    SS- Reyes BA .290 HR 10 RBI 63 SB 40
    LF - Cabrerra BA .275 HR 10 RBI 68 SB 18
    RF - Bautista BA .284 HR 48 RBI 121
    1B - Encarnacion BA .270 HR 35 RBI 110
    3B - Lawrie BA .277 HR 20 RBI 77 SB 20
    CF - Rasmus BA .255 HR 26 RBI 85 SB 10
    DH - Lind BA .245 HR 25 RBI 70
    C - Arencebia BA .245 HR 29 RBI 72
    2B - Bonofacio BA .270 HR 5 RBI 49 SB 50

    Bench

    Util - Delrosa BA .215 HR 4 RBI 21
    SS/2B - Izturis BA .264 HR 6 RBI 30 SB 10
    OF - Davis BA .275 HR 9 RBI 45 SB 35
    C - Blanco BA .215 HR 4 RBI 15


    Pitching Rotation/Stats

    1 - Dickey ERA 2.84 W 19 L 6
    2 - Morrow ERA 3.10 W 17 L 10
    3 - Buerhle ERA 3.45 W 15 L 11
    4 - Johnson ERA 3.65 W 16 L 9
    5 - Romero ERA 3.98 W 17 L 12

    Bullpen/Stats

    LHP - Cecil ERA 4.10 W 3 L 4
    RHP- Happ ERA 4.04 W 6 L 3
    RHP - Rogers ERA 3.85 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 26
    RHP - Santos ERA 3.15 W 2 L 5 SVS 10

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