This post is part of a series allowing the LGT community to weigh in with their predictions for projected starters and key bench players for the 2016 season. As usual, there will be two separate contests, one for hitters and one for pitchers. Following last year's scoring model, the points system will work relative to the stats - the closer to final number in each category, the more points you can earn, despite what other participants predict. You need not submit predictions for every single player in order to win, but doing so will increase your chances to win.
For position players, you'll be asked to predict each player's plate appearances (PA), home runs (HR), stolen bases (SB), batting average (AVG), on-base percentage (OBP), and slugging percentage (SLG).
Comments for each post will remain active until the night of Sunday, April 3rd, 2015.
In the event of a tie in the prediction contest, we'll turn to the tried and true method of predicting a a solitary stat. In this case, and in light of his unexpected Spring performance, Tyler Naquin will be the man of the hour. The question: how many MLB games will Tyler Naquin appear in in 2016?
Tyler Naquin Games Played: 86
To submit your entry, simply copy and paste the text below into a new comment and fill in your prediction!
Tyler Naquin Games Played:
As a reminder, you will have until 3PM tomorrow, Opening Day, to submit or revise all predictions. For instance, you might want to take a second look at Trevor Bauer. Totally reasonable. But do it now - the countdown is on!