This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." – Tommy Lasorda
Every team will have played 54 games as you are reading this article, so we are now officially one-third of the way through the season. It seems like the bunting was just taken down from the rafters and put away, but alas the season is well underway. I also believe it is fair enough for my first self-evaluation of the season to see how the 60 bold predictions I made in January and February are working out this season. Hopefully, you have more of the players doing well and fewer of those off to slow starts in this first third of the season.
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Looking Good Billy Ray
- Yuli Gurriel (will be a top-20 1B) - the 10th-ranked player at his position hitting higher than .300 with 30-plus runs scored and driven in with a resurgent Houston lineup.
- Justin Upton (will be a top 60 OF) - the 52nd-ranked player at his position because his .208 average is not that far below the league average this year, and his 10 homers and 20-plus runs scored and driven in helping keep him compiling numbers.
- Yusei Kikuchi (will be a top-100 pitcher) - the 62nd-ranked pitcher with nearly