One-Third Done

Fittingly enough, the Red Sox closed the first third of their season by taking a series from the team with baseball’s best record and will open the second third with a pivotal (they’re all pivotal, aren’t they? But this one seems especially so) four-game set against one of baseball’s best teams. As promised, here’s a selection of projections based on Sox’ performances thus far.

  • Mark Loretta: 198 hits, .303 average.
  • David Ortiz: 48 HR, 150 RBI
  • Manny Ramirez: 42 HR, 111 RBI, 147 Ks
  • Kevin Youkilis: .317 average, 21 HR, 81 RBI, 123 runs
  • Mike Lowell: .320, 21 HR, 87 RBI, 69 doubles (ML record)
  • Trot Nixon: 15 HR, 90 RBI
  • Curt Schilling: 24-6, 219 K, 27 BB
  • Josh Beckett: 21-6
  • Jonathan Papelbon: 81 G, 60 SV, 0 BS

Hey, most of this isn’t going to happen (although Loretta, Youk, Manny and Papi seem most likely, especially considering the latter two usually heat up like crazy come July/August). But it’s fun. So parse and enjoy!

P.S. Look at that Schilling K/BB ratio (73:9 at the moment). He keeps that up, he will win 20 games this year. Period.

3 comments… add one
  • I have to agree with you. I think Manny, Ortiz and Loretta are most likely to put up those projected numbers. The biggest surprise to me has been Lowell’s performance. I’d be shocked if those were his numbers at the end. I might be making this up but I seem to remember from fantasy baseball dealings in the past that he tends to fade in the 2nd half. As a Yanks fan I hope.

    Nick-YF June 5, 2006, 4:32 pm
  • IIRC, Lowell’s banged up, no (pulled hammy)? His numbers might fall off, at least for a short time.

    yankeemonkey June 5, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • If Crisp stays healthy and Francona bats Youkilis 2nd like they did yesterday most of the time, and not 7th like he did Saturday, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him blow right by that RBI projection.

    attackgerbil June 5, 2006, 4:52 pm

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