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Old 03-14-2010, 10:53 AM
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Default Preseason Predictions - 2012 - thread closes Friday 4/6 3 PM ET LAST CALL!!!

Preseason Prediction Rules - PLEASE READ!

It's that time again...

Here is how it works:

1) The first few posts in this thread are the the potential roster and the template for entering your picks. The roster is strictly a guess and includes several people who obviously won't make the opening day roster (it is well over 25). It is in alphabetical order by sections. You can select anyone you want - even if they aren't on that list. All categories are for who will have the most (that means who will give up the most walks in the pitching category - not the least).

2) Please only post your predictions in this thread. If you want to discuss someone else's predictions, then please open another thread.

3) To make your picks, merely "reply with quote" (use the quote button) to the third message in this thread and start typing your answers inside the quote box next to the appropriate catagory. You can remove the guote tags and the "originally posted by VoodooChile" if you want to but it is not required. Please change the subject of your post to read "(Your name)'s Predictions" (See the title of the 4th post which are my predictions).

4) Please make only one entry in this thread. If you want to change your picks, edit your original post. Second posts will not count and along with any posts that are conversational will be deleted or moved to another thread.

5) This thread will be locked until the end of the season shortly before game time on Opening Day.

6)Post questions about this thread in a separate thread.

7) The predictions will be scored on a weighted average with the winner being given a personalized user title if they want one. Scoring will be as follows:
  • Team Predictions: Nail the win total perfectly - 10 pts. Otherwise up to 4 points for being within 5 of the win total (off by 4 gets you 1 point). Division Placement: 5 pts for correct, 0 otherwise. Post-season success: 5 points for correct, 0 otherwise - be specific about where you expect the Sox to bow out of the playoffs. If you pick WC and they are the WC, but you don't predict where they will go out, you lose.
  • Individual hitting and pitching stats: 5 points per category. These are Sox related predictions only, not league wide.
  • League Predictions: 5 points each for predicting the correct WC and division winners (you will get half points if your team makes the playoffs, but not as you predicted. Example: Dodgers are the WC but you picked them to win their division = 2.5 points). 10 points will be awarded for correctly picking the pennant winners and 20 for picking the WS winner.
8) Have fun...

9) I realize I have been remiss and not managed to name last years winner yet. I will try to get to that this week. I need to do some busy work to figure it out.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:05 AM
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Potential Roster for use as a guide when filling in the Prediction Template. You can pick anyone else not listed you want to. This is strictly my best guess of potential guys to make the team. You think somone else is going to make the team and be a factor feel free to write their name in. You are not bound by the players I list here.

If the Sox make a trade before the season starts you can come back and edit your choices up to the moment the thread gets locked.

With all the changes to the roster this year I have no idea if these guys are current, so if you see a major name I missed, please PM me so I can add them.

Pitchers

Starters

John Danks
Gavin Floyd
Philip Humber
Jake Peavy
Chris Sale
Zach Stewart

Relievers:

Dylan Axelrod
Jesse Crain
Nathan Jones
Jhonny Nunez
Will Ohman
Addison Reed
Hector Santiago
Matt Thornton



Position Players

Catchers

Tyler Flowers
AJ Pierzynski

Infielders

Gordon Beckham
Adam Dunn
Eduardo Escobar
Paul Konerko
Brent Lillibridge IF/OF
Brent Morel
Alexei Ramirez

Outfielders

Jordan Danks
Alejandro De Aza
Kosuke Fukudome
Alex Rios
Dayan Viciedo

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Old 03-14-2010, 11:05 AM
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Pick the player with the highest total

Team Stats


Wins:

Division Placement:

Post-Season Success:

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average:

Homers:

RBI:

OPS:

Steals:

Walks:

SO:

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins:

Saves:

SO:

ERA:

Walks:

Losses:

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ:

ALC Champ:

ALW Champ:

AL WC:

AL Pennant Winner:

NLE Champ:

NLC Champ:

NLW Champ:

NL WC:

NL Pennant Winner:

WS Champion:
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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Pick the player with the highest total

Team Stats


Wins: 82

Division Placement: 2nd

Post-Season Success: none

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Konerko

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Dunn

Steals: Rios

Walks: Dunn

SO: Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Thornton

SO: Sale

ERA: Danks

Walks: Humber

Losses: Sale

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: Yankees

ALC Champ: Tigers

ALW Champ: Texas

AL WC: Boston

AL Pennant Winner: Yankees

NLE Champ: Phillies

NLC Champ: Cardinals

NLW Champ: Giants

NL WC: Arizona

NL Pennant Winner: Giants

WS Champion: Yankees

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:48 PM
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Team Stats

Wins: 77

Division Placement: 4th

Post-Season Success: N/A

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Konerko

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Viciedo

OPS:Konerko

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Konerko

SO: Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks (they might actually score runs for him)

Saves: Reed

SO: Floyd (unless he gets traded)

ERA: Danks

Walks: Sale

Losses: Humber
Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: Yankees

ALC Champ:
Tigers

ALW Champ:
Rangers

AL WC:
Angels/ Indians

AL Pennant Winner:
Rangers

NLE Champ:
Phillies

NLC Champ:
Reds

NLW Champ:
Giants

NL WC:
Diamondbacks/ Marlins

NL Pennant Winner:
Reds

WS Champion:
Rangers
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:43 AM
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[QUOTE=voodoochile;2905110]Pick the player with the highest total

Team Stats


Wins: 83

Division Placement: 3rd

Post-Season Success: X

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Ramirez

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Konerko

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Dunn

SO: Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: ????

SO: Floyd

ERA: Danks

Walks: Humber

Losses: Floyd
Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: New York

ALC Champ:
Detroit

ALW Champ:
LA/Anaheim/California/Orange County, etc., etc.

AL WC:
Texas/Tampa

AL Pennant Winner:
LAA

NLE Champ:
Philadelphia

NLC Champ:
Cincinnati

NLW Champ:
San Francisco

NL WC:
Atlanta/AZ

NL Pennant Winner:
Philadelphia

WS Champion:
Philadelphia
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:34 PM
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Pick the player with the highest total

Team Stats


Wins: 85

Division Placement: 2nd

Post-Season Success: None

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Paul Konerko

Homers: Adam Dunn

RBI: Paul Konerko

OPS: Adam Dunn

Steals: Alex Rios

Walks: Adam Dunn

SO: Adam Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Philip Humber

Saves: Addison Reed

SO: Chris Sale

ERA: John Danks

Walks: Gavin Floyd

Losses: Gavin Floyd

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: New York Yankees

ALC Champ: Detroit Tigers

ALW Champ: Texas Rangers

AL WC: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

AL Pennant Winner: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

NLE Champ: Philadelphia Phillies

NLC Champ: Cincinnati Reds

NLW Champ: Arizona Diamondbacks

NL WC: Atlanta Braves

NL Pennant Winner: Cincinnati Reds

WS Champion: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:14 AM
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Team Stats


Wins: 84

Division Placement: 3rd

Post-Season Success: none

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Konerko

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Konerko

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Dunn

SO: Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Reed

SO: Floyd

ERA: Danks

Walks: Humber

Losses: Sale

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: New York

ALC Champ:
Detroit

ALW Champ:
Los Angeles

AL WC:
Texas, Boston

AL Pennant Winner:
Detroit

NLE Champ:
Washington

NLC Champ:
Cincinnati

NLW Champ:
San Francisco

NL WC:
Philadephia, Milwaukee

NL Pennant Winner:
Cincinnati

WS Champion:
Detroit
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:30 AM
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Pick the player with the highest total

Team Stats


Wins: 81

Division Placement: 3rd

Post-Season Success: None

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Alejandro De Aza

Homers: Adam Dunn

RBI: Paul Konerko

OPS: Adam Dunn

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Adam Dunn

SO: Adam Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Chris Sale

Saves: Matt Thornton

SO: Chris Sale

ERA: John Danks

Walks: Gavin Floyd

Losses: Philip Humber

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: New York Yankees

ALC Champ: Detroit Tigers

ALW Champ: Texas Rangers

AL WC: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

AL WC2: Tampa Bay Rays

AL Pennant Winner: Texas Rangers

NLE Champ: Philadelphia Phillies

NLC Champ: Cincinnati Reds

NLW Champ: Arizona Diamondbacks

NL WC: Miami Marlins

NL WC2: Atlanta Braves

NL Pennant Winner: Miami Marlins

WS Champion: Texas Rangers
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:38 AM
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Pick the player with the highest total

Team Stats


Wins: 85

Division Placement: 2nd

Post-Season Success: n/a, miss the wild card

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Brent Morel

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Dunn

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Dunn

SO: Viciedo

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Reed

SO: Sale

ERA: Danks

Walks: Sale

Losses: Humber

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: Boston

ALC Champ: Detroit

ALW Champ: Texas

AL WC: LAAAAA (if we are predicting a 2nd one, add NYY)

AL Pennant Winner: LAAAAA

NLE Champ: Philly

NLC Champ: Cincy

NLW Champ: D-Backs

NL WC: Washington (again if we are doing 2, add Atlanta)

NL Pennant Winner: Cincy

WS Champion: Cincy
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:07 PM
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Team Stats

Wins:
84

Division Placement: 2nd

Post-Season Success: Nada

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Morel

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Dunn

Steals: DeAza

Walks: Dunn

SO: Rios

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Reed

SO: Sale

ERA: Danks

Walks: Peavy

Losses: Peavy

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ:
Yankees

ALC Champ: Tigers

ALW Champ: Angels

AL WC: Rays

AL Pennant Winner: Angels

NLE Champ: Phillies

NLC Champ: Reds

NLW Champ: Giants

NL WC: Braves

NL Pennant Winner: Giants

WS Champion: Angels
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:46 PM
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Pick the player with the highest total

Team Stats

Wins: 82

Division Placement: 2nd

Post-Season Success: Do not qualify

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Konerko

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Dunn

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Dunn

SO: Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Reed

SO: Floyd

ERA: Danks

Walks: Floyd

Losses: Humber

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: Blue Jays

ALC Champ: Tigers

ALW Champ: Angels

AL WC: Yankees

AL Pennant Winner: Angels

NLE Champ: Braves

NLC Champ: Brewers

NLW Champ: Diamondbacks

NL WC: Dodgers

NL Pennant Winner: Braves

WS Champion: Braves
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:24 AM
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Team Stats

Wins: 75

Division Placement: 3rd

Post-Season Success: None

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Konerko

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Dunn

Steals: DeAza

Walks: Dunn

SO: Viciedo

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Reed

SO: Danks

ERA: Danks

Walks: Sale

Losses: Humber

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: New York Yankees

ALC Champ:
Detroit Tigers

ALW Champ:
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

AL WC:
Texas Rangers & Toronto Blue Jays

AL Pennant Winner:
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

NLE Champ:
Philadelphia Phillies

NLC Champ:
Cincinnati Reds

NLW Champ:
San Francisco Giants

NL WC:
Atlanta Braves & St. Louis Cardinals

NL Pennant Winner:
Philadelphia Phillies

WS Champion:
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:24 PM
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Wins: 86

Division Placement: 2nd

Post-Season Success: 2nd Wild Card

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: Ramirez

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Konerko

OPS: Dunn

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Dunn

SO: Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Reed

SO: Sale

ERA: Danks

Walks: Humber

Losses: Peavy

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ:
Yankees

ALC Champ: Tigers

ALW Champ: Rangers

AL WC: Angels/White Sox

AL Pennant Winner: Yankees

NLE Champ: Phillies

NLC Champ: Reds

NLW Champ: D'Backs

NL WC: Giants/ Braves

NL Pennant Winner: Reds

WS Champion: Reds
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:49 PM
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Wins: 78

Division Placement: 4th

Post-Season Success: 0

Batting Leader Predictions

Batting Average: DeAza

Homers: Dunn

RBI: Paul Konerko

OPS: Adam Dunn

Steals: De Aza

Walks: Adam Dunn

SO: Adam Dunn

Pitching Leader Predictions

Wins: Danks

Saves: Thornton

SO: Chris Sale

ERA: John Danks

Walks: Floyd

Losses: Floyd

Pick the team you think will win the following titles

League Stats

ALE Champ: Rays

ALC Champ: Tigers

ALW Champ: Angels

AL WC 1: Rangers
AL WC 2: Blue Jays

AL Pennant Winner: Angels

NLE Champ: Braves

NLC Champ: Reds

NLW Champ: Dbacks

NL WC 1: Phillies
NL WC 2: Nationals

NL Pennant Winner: Phillies

WS Champion: Phillies
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