This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
I do enjoy making the bold predictions each season, but I'll admit the look back at them are not always enjoyable. That said, it is also important to learn from mistakes so you don't repeat them again. Failure is not the opposite of success; it is part of success. That was either said by Michael Jordan or Michael Scott, I forget which.
Let's look back at the 30 bold predictions I made for hitters earlier this year before 2020 went crazy to see how each played out. For the projections that involved 162-game milestones, I'm adjusting them down to 37 percent of the season so we are comparing apples to apples. You can go back into the column archives to read the preseason predictions in their entirety.
A.J. Pollock gets 204 plate appearances. This was originally 550 plate appearances. He was at 206 on the final day of the season as he has enjoyed a statistical resurgence in 2020 with some of his best overall numbers by expected stats. His 2020 numbers are in line with what he did in Arizona. He had a 233 ADP at the time of the prediction and is ranked 66th in overall earned auction value in 2020.
Amed Rosario is a top-100 player. He is not even a top-400 player. Rosario has hit .245 and has as many steals in 2020 as you and I. It is tough to earn any value when your main skill is your legs, but you are