So far in this young 2008 baseball season, the Orioles starting pitching hasn’t been looking too good lately while the relief pitchers have really been the only bright spot on the very inexperienced staff. Maybe 37-year old Steve Trachsel will pitch a gem tonight and prove me wrong on my early statement. Then again, I love early discussions, arguments, predictions, whatever you want to call them just because it makes baseball and even all sports that much fun! I love picking out the players that I think will shine and the ones that will be “dead” by season’s end. (And even though I can’t stand him, I wouldn’t wish death on Aubrey Huff).
Now, let’s make some picks! Here are my predictions for Baltimore Orioles stat leaders for this season:
Batting Average: Nick Markakis (.325 BA)
Home Runs: Nick Markakis (32 HR’s)
RBI’s: Melvin Mora (108 RBI’s)
Runs: Adam Jones (115 Run’s)
Stolen Bases: Brian Roberts (55 Steals)
ERA: Jeremy Guthrie (2.89 ERA)
Strikeouts: Daniel Cabrera (186 K’s)
Saves: George Sherrill (37 Saves)
Lead Holds: Chad Bradford (48 Leads Held)
Home Runs Allowed: Steve Trachsel (30 HR’s Allowed)
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