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#1 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

Which pitcher and position player do you think will break out and play better than expected this year? Of course this depends on what your expectations are.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:38 PM

Pitcher: Capps (Swarzak close second) -- just because my head tells me that neither will have a great year, but my heart believes otherwise. Player: Casilla -- because I don't have any expectations other than mediocrity and know that Alexi can play well above par if motivated? focused? wearing 3/4 sleeves? I don't know what it takes.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Danny Valencia is going to have a solid year. He worked very hard this off Season. Jarred Burton will be a solid set up man which we so desperately need.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:45 PM

Plouffe: Avg. 262 - HR 22 - RBI 78 (Respectable Defense in the OF & IF)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:47 PM

If Plouffe has those numbers, they may be better than Willinghams' -- would be a nice surprise indeed, but I doubt it.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

Jason Marquis: Surpassing all expectations, he will remain in the starting rotation through mid-June, at which time his 6.43 ERA will send him to the Ramon Ortiz scrap-heap of shame.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

Plouffe and (gulp) Blackburn.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:07 PM

Luke Hughes and Liam Hendricks, prompting awful sportscasters everywhere to refer to them as "The Thunder from Down Under"

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:49 PM

If Liriano continues to pitch to spots, he could win 18 games. If Hughes gets extended playing time, he could hit 20 home runs, and I think he will play solid infield. I also think Plouffe is capable of playing good corner outfield, and can hit 20 taters if he gets over 400 AB.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

Morneau- .285/.340/.485 22 HR 90 RBI 135 Games Played- Will over achieve bc nobody expects much of anything out of the Canadian Blackburn- 190 IP 3.90 ERA- Will turn into a decent 4th pitcher for them this year.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:14 AM

Drew Butera. He will continue to draw a paycheck as a professional baseball player.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:06 AM

Drew Butera. He will continue to draw a paycheck as a professional baseball player.

I think you were looking to post that in the 'face palm' projections thread. ;)
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

Parmelee - Possible ROTY? Baker - If he can get his elbow figured out, should have a good year.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

ROY will be tough in the AL but I think Parmalee is in for a nice Doug Mientkiewicz season (like his 02 or 03). I think Willingham will learn a couple of magic tricks before the season starts so that he can bring that Cuddyer intangible to the lockerroom. Likely upping his WAR from about 2-2.5 to 3 or more.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

Parmalee will have an outstanding year. Duensing will be the surprise pitcher--I think he will be starting by May 15--inevitable injuries and win 12-15 games.