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Behind the Numbers: 10 Fearless Predictions

David Regan

David Regan

David Regan is a five-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, and was named the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

Two months of data may not seem like enough time to forecast rest-of-year performance, but let's take that data and do it anyway. Here are 10 predictions, many of which I will try and go out on a limb on at the sake of risking reader ridicule:

1. Yasiel Puig will be the best Dodger outfielder the rest of the way

So I'm basing this off of three things:

  • Seeing him play live in Arizona three times in March, with one of those games being his 4-for-4 (triple, HR, SB) game.
  • His debut, particularly that throw.
  • His $42 million contract.

Puig has played one game, but I've already read comparisons to Bo Jackson and Roberto Clemente among other illustrious athletes of days gone by. Puig though is just an impressive physical specimen, generating power to all fields and for a big guy, showing Jose Canseco type speed on the base paths. I won't predict 40/40 seasons in his future other than to say he ha

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