Collette Calls:  Accountability Part 2 -- Pitcher Bold Predictions

Collette Calls: Accountability Part 2 -- Pitcher Bold Predictions

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

Last week, I looked back at the 30 bold hitting predictions I made prior to the start of spring training, adjusting some numbers for the abbreviated season. Now, it is time for the pitchers.

Andrew Kittredge is a top-250 pitcher whose saves+win total will be at least (10) three. Kittredge was one of the many pitchers who went down with serious injury in 2020, as his UCL tore eight innings into the season. He was one of the 12 Rays relievers to earn a save this season, but the stuff was not the same and the injury told us why.

Brandon Bailey is a top-3 pitcher for Baltimore. Bailey, in fact, did not make the Orioles roster and was given back to Houston since he was a Rule 5 pick last winter. Bailey appeared in five games for Houston out of the bullpen late in the season.

Chris Bassitt is a top-60 starting pitcher. He did much better than that, ending the season as a SP23 in standard mixed formats with five wins, 55 strikeouts, a 2.29 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He outearned all the younger and more hyped arms in the rotation and was widely available later in drafts as others pursued the shiny new toys of Jesus Luzardo, A.J. Puk, and Sean Manaea. This is the one I take the most personal pride in because I very much felt out on an island with this prediction in January and rostered him

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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