Spring Training Contest

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Win Free Beer!

To kick off year two of The Diehards, we are going to have another go at a contest. Our first attempt last summer, the Trade Pool, was very underwhelming, as we all whiffed. The second contest, the playoff bracket challenge, went better as Adam Smoot emerged victorious. However he has yet to claim his prize. Also the Yankees won the World Series, so we can't really call that a success no matter who won the contest. So without further ado...

The Spring Training Nostradamus Challenge

It's pretty simple. Below I have listed some spring training awards that will be won by a Marlins player based on the final stats of spring training, which can conveniently be found on MLB.com or FloridaMarlins.com. For your entry, please list the player you think will win each award. Any correct guess will be worth one point. The entry with the most points will win.

The Cody Ross Silver Slugger: The player with the highest batting average, minimum 30 at-bats
The Kiko Calero Ace: The pitcher with the lowest ERA, minimum 10 innings pitched
The Jeremy Hermida Ironman: The player with the most innings played in the field
The Anibal Sanchez Innings-Eater: The pitcher with the most innings pitched
The Dan Uggla Frying Pan Glove: The player who commits the most errors in the field
The Emilio Bonifacio Speedster: The player with the most stolen bases


Please also include your guess for how many runs the Marlins will score in their 33 Spring Training games. In event of a tie, whoever came closest (you can go over) will be crowned the Spring Training Nostradamus. The winner, as always, is entitled to a 12 pack of beer of their choice, courtesy of Dave and Ted.

How to Play
  • Leave a comment on this post (preferably with an email address)
  • Send an @ reply or direct message via Twitter to @Dave6834 or @tedhill
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    Yoyo March 3, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

    ok here we go... this is port again (madeindade88@yahoo.com is the best way to reach me).

    highest ba: i'm gonna go w/ logan (cuz thats what my heart wants me to
    lowest era: andrew miller (...it would only make sense right?)
    most innings in field: gaby sanchez (really test drive him out)
    most innings pitched: i think volstad really solidifies that 3rd spot here
    most errors: jorge jimenez
    most steals: mike lamb

    and using my complicated pecota estimation tool i get 214 runs scored by our fish. boom.

    David March 3, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

    Here it goes.

    Silver Slugger: Hanley Ramirez
    Ace: Chris Volstad
    Ironman: Brett Carroll
    Innings Eater: Andrew Miller
    Frying Pan Glove: Emilio Bonifacio
    Speedster: Emilio Bonifacio
    Runs: 179

    Ted March 4, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

    1. Brett Carroll
    2. Ricky Nolasco
    3. Cody Ross
    4. Rick Vandenhurk
    5. Emilio Bonifacio
    6. Cameron Maybin

    Runs: 199

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