Board Update

I would’ve gotten to this sooner but I just haven’t had the time to go over all the bets.  With the All-Star break just over, I’ll run down the bets and give some predictions on them for the 2nd half of the season.

I probably run down the bet several times a month and once bets get closer to being completed I’ll attempt to ramp up the effort in tracking it.

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  • Will Curtis Granderson steal 16 bases? (16 steals is a push)

    Granderson is sitting at 15 bases. Unless he gets injured in the next 10 days, this one is in the bag. 
    Projection: Nate (over)

  • Who will hit more HRs: Shin-Soo Choo or Jeff Francoeur?

    Choo is running away with this.  He’s got 13 HRs to Frenchy’s 5.  Playing in Citi Field is not going to help Francoeur catch up to Choo.
    Projection: Matthew (Choo)

  • Who will have more K’s: Carlos Zambrano or Dan Uggla?

    It’s too close to call at this point. Zambrano is at 82 and Uggla is at 78.  I think Zambrano will win this one for the TMR but it’ll be close.
    Projection: Matthew (Zambrano)

  • Who will have a higher player rater at the end of the season: Adam Lind or Travis Snider?

    Unless Travis Snider can pitch, I think Adam Lind has this one in the bag. He’s looking rather impressive and Snider’s in Triple A.
    Projection: Nate (Lind)

  • Who wins more roto categories: Wandy Rodriguez or Jeremy Guthrie?

    Wandy’s recovered from a bad stretch and he should keep up his lead and win the bet.
    Projection: Matthew (Rodriguez)

  • Who hits more HRs: Miguel Cabrera or Seattle OF?

    Seattle is actually winning at this point (19 to 18) but I think Cabrera still ends up with more HRs.  Gutierrez is having a solid season but Balentien has lot a ton of playing time so I don’t think Seattle can win without him playing daily.
    Projection: Matthew (Cabrera)

  • Which will Ubaldo Jimenez total more of: wins or homeruns allowed?

    Ubaldo is keeping the ball in the park with only 5 HRs in roughly 115 innings. He’s projected for 11 wins and 9 allowed HRs. I think that stands.
    Projection: Matthew (wins)

  • Which will be higher: Jeff Francoeur HRs or Erik Bedard wins?

    As bad as Francoeur looks, I don’t think Bedard can stay healthy long enough to win more games than Francoeur.
    Projection: Matthew (Francoeur)

  • Which will be higher: Chone Figgins HRs or Prince Fielder triples?

    Prince leads this 2-1. I’ll go with Prince on this since it’s hard to see Figgins hitting that many homeruns.
    Projection: Nate (Fielder)

  • Will Jeff Mathis hit .237 for the season?

    He’s currently at .192 and with a couple starts a week it’ll be tough to get in a grove and get that average back up.
    Projection: Nate (under)

  • Will Brad Ziegler save 30 games?

    His days of being the closer in Oakland appear to be done. Even if he somehow gets the job back, it’ll be tough to get to 30.
    Projection: Nate (under)

  • Who wins more roto categories: Chris Carpenter or Adam Wainwright?

    Wins is the important category here. I think Carpenter will take ERA and WHIP and he’s missed too much time to win Innings and Ks. Carpenter is still an injury risk so I believe Wainwright will take the wins category.
    Projection: Nate (Wainwright)

  • Will Adrian Gonzalez hit more than 36.5 homeruns?

    He’s at 24 already and the only thing that should keep him under 36.5 homeruns not being pitched to. He should pick up 13 more HRs the rest of the season after he breaks out of his slump.
    Projection: Matthew (over)

  • Will Emilio Bonifacio hit 8 points higher than Dan Uggla?

    Bonifacio will probably end up hitting around .250 and Uggla will probably struggle to get to .240.
    Projection: Nate (Bonifacio)

  • Will Brandon Wood hit .245?

    Wood is backup and is actually starting!  He hit pretty well in the minors so I think he can do better than .245.
    Projection: Matthew (over)

  • Who will have a higher Player Rater: J.J. Hardy or Asdrubal Cabrera?

    Hardy’s got to really turn it around if he wants to catch up to Cabrera. I think Hardy does but Cabrera will still prove more valuable.
    Projection: Matthew (Cabrera)

  • Who steals more bases: Dexter Fowler or Nyjer Morgan?

    Morgan is leading right now (24 to 20) and he probably edge out Fowler in the end.  I can see Fowler losing a bit of playing time to one of the 50 other outfielders the Rockies have on their roster.
    Projection: Matthew (Morgan)

  • Who steals more bases: Torii Hunter or Curtis Granderson?

    Granderson should win this with Hunter going on the DL. 
    Projection: Nate (Granderson)

  • Will Dan Haren be a top 7 pitcher?

    Currently #1 on the Player Rater with some of the big names lower on the list. He’s pitching for a bad team so that’ll hurt his win totals but the rest of the stats should be good enough to keep him around the top 7. I think he’ll finish #6 on the list.
    Projection: Nate (Top 7)

  • Will Emilio Bonafacio have more than 500 at bats?

    At 349 at bats right now and he actually has played fairly well recently.  It looks like he’ll reach 500 at bats unless he just completely tanks and the Marlins decide to give someone else a shot at 3B.
    Projection: Matthew (over)

  • Will Matt Holliday hit 25 homeruns?

    Currently projected for 15. He’ll do better than that but not by much…maybe 22-23 HRs.
    Projection: Nate (under)

  • Will Mark Reynolds hit 35 homeruns?

    He’s already at 24 HRs and he hit 28 HRs last year even with all of his Ks. So playing time is not a concern.  He’ll finish the season around 40 HRs.
    Projection: Matthew (over)

  • Will Francisco Liriano win 10 games?

    He’s been pitching better lately so I’m confident he’ll start picking up wins. It also helps that Mauer is healthy and boosts the Twins offense, giving Liriano more wiggle room.
    Projection: Matthew (over)

  • Completed Bets

  • Which will happen first: A-Rod 5th HR or Randy Johnson 5th win?

    Winner: Nate (A-Rod)

  • Final tally:
    Matthew: 14
    Nate: 11
  • So, right now I’m projecting Matthew to win the board this year. This is probably due to Nate hating on everyone take always taking the under. I’m a bit more optimist about guys so that why I project Matthew winning more of the over/under bets.