Found September 25, 2013 on 643ball:
angela n Anybody can sit in the cheap seats and shout crazy predictions about baseball players. It takes a real man to go back and review some if his predictions and, quite possibly, eat a nice big plate of crow.  I made some bold statements earlier this year about quite a few major leaguers. Let’s take a look at a few and see how close I came to prognostication greatness. Jean Segura | MIL Oh my, this will be helping #1 of humble pie… On June 16, I put up my first Bold Predictions post and stated that Segura would finish with 30 homers and 46 stolen bases. To be fair, he was sitting on 10 home runs at the time. I was thinking to myself, “Self, he’s going to get to 20 homers easily. If he can hit 20, then he can hit 30…” Well, little did I know that Mr. Segura would go on to hit only TWO more dingers through Sept. 24. Unless he catches fire this last week, he ain’t getting to 30. However, he does have 44 SBs, so I got that going for me. Domonic Brown | PHI On June 28, Dominic Brown was sitting on 21 homeruns for the Phillies. Brown owners were salivating. Many of them had been sitting on this guy for a while and couldn’t wait for him to start performing so they could start barking about their prospecting prowess. Well, as I mentioned in that article, he had only hit two homers in the prior 18 games. I put him on 31 at the end of the year because he had cooled off and because, quite frankly, he wasn’t hitting his dingers very far. Pretty simple stuff. I thought he could manage 10 more in three months, nope. He’s hit 6 since then. Ubaldo Jimenez | CLE On July 17, Ubaldo was sitting on a record of 7-4, an ERA of 4.56, and had piled up 94 K’s and was owned by less than 20% of teams in ESPN fantasy leagues. I was screaming for owners to pick this guy up and here is the line I predicted for Mr. Jimenez: 14 Wins, 7 losses, 170 K's, ERA 3.50.  His record isn’t quite that good, but he’s got 174 strikeouts as of 9-24 and an ERA of 3.39, with one more start coming. If you were able to grab Ubaldo cheap back in July, I would say it paid off for you pretty well. Here are links to some other predictions I made this year, just in case you want to see how I did…Feel free to comment. I have tough skin. Brown, Ibanez, Kipnis Predictions Machado, Strasburg, Texeira Predictions
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