It’s time for the hot takes! Are we recognizable enough to get smoked by Old Takes Exposed? I’m not sure about that one, but that is when you know you have made it. I love this post, we have been doing our best to give accurate and reasonable fantasy baseball information, but for this post we can load up and close our eyes and try to send one to the moon just like Aaron Judge.
It doesn’t matter if you strike out on a bold prediction. I could say Addison Russell is going to hit 30 home runs with 100 RBIs and you could call me an idiot, but I’d just say, “Hey, internet buddy, that was a BOLD prediction. I didn’t mean it. I just arranged some words and numbers together and threw them at the wall to see if they’d stick.” I have actually seen accounts on twitter that try and ride a bold predictions that they’ve tweeted to fame and it’s hilarious. That would NEVER happen in the fantasy community!
In the spirit of being reasonable, my bold prediction is that Kyle Schwarber hits 40 home runs and bats over .260 in at least 500 at bats. Schwarber looks different at the plate to go along with his body changes. He had a great spring and it wouldn’t be surprising if it carries over to the regular season. You might think that this isn’t a bold prediction and it might not be but the fact remains that his ADP sits at #157 and he is being drafted outside of the top 100 hitters. He will most likely out perform his ADP, but I think that he does it by more than people think. Without further ado, here are your bold predictions from the rest of your favorite Razzball writers…
-Manuel Margot is a top 20 outfielder, and 85% of the San Diego fan base can name him while they’re drinking their Zinfandel.
-Randal Grichuk is the top rated fantasy hitter on the Jays; eat a D, Josh Donaldson.
-Someone besides Billy Hamilton, and Dee Gordon, leads majors in steals. His name rhymes with Zelino McBeals.
-Trevor Bauer is a top 3 Cy Young vote getter in the AL; throws out the first pitch for the World Series from a different state the game is in.
Tehol: At minimum, Byron Buxton hits 30 home runs and steals 30 bases.
Ricky Olshansky: Alex Bregman hits at least 30 home runs with a .295 batting average.
Son: Aaron Nola wins the NL Cy Young
Brandon Myers: Ian Happ scores at least 100 runs, hits 30 home runs and steals 15 bases. He also says that Yoan Moncada will go 20/30 while pleading that it has nothing to do with Moncada being on his TGFBI team.
Kerry Klug: Cesar Hernandez finishes with 100+ runs, 15 HR, 60 RBI, 30 SB, .300 AVG, .375 OBP and heads into 2019 as the second best second basemen….but then gets injured in May 2019 and misses all of next season. You asked for bold!
Smokey: Joe Mauer wins AL MVP.
Nathan Dokken: Jose Martinez hits 35 home runs with 125 RBIs with a .320 average.
Sam Yost: Manny Margot goes 20/40 while hitting .270.
Lance Brozdowski: Dansby Swanson goes 20/15 and ends up a top 20 second baseman.
Paul Martin: (He brought the heat)
– Noah Syndergaard gets 300 K.
– Ronald Acuna goes 30HR/25SB.
– Whit Merrifield goes 25HR/30SB.
Malamoney: “Ender Inciarte will be on more championship teams than Mike Trout. Josh Bell will be on more championship teams than Anthony Rizzo. Jose Quintana will be on more championship teams than Clayton Kershaw.” Take note if you haven’t drafted yet.
TonyRP: Robert Ozuna reaches 50 saves and Trea Turner steals 100 bases.
These were some great predictions! Let us know who you agree with and who is crazy in the comment section. Well to be fair, we are all a little off-center.
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