Josh willingham Kelly Johnson Jason Kipnis Edwin Encarnacion Brandon Morrow (til he got hurt- I'm especially proud).
Eric Aybar Eric Hosmer (actually I'm right, but I got brainwashed by Yahoo sports and drafted him early in my AL only league) Alfonso Soriano Alex Gordon Dustin pedroia (Let's admit it,so far his season is S---!)
Izenhart wrote: But like I said, Darvish is doing what I thought he would, so I'm not sure how people got him wrong. Stanton also. Both had slow starts and Stanton has turned it around big time while Darvish is pitching well enough to win most times out. Overall how is what they are currently projected for wrong? And how is Jurrjens being an awful pitcher surprising? No more Surprising Clay Bucholz had an ERA over 9.00 well into May. One got demoted, one didn't. It happens.
It's not who "people" got wrong, it's who I got wrong, or who you got wrong. The first part is a brag, the second is a mea culpa -- both compared to personal expectations, not consensus expectations.
Gotta think abt this...
^This guy gets it.
I didn't expect Stanton, Darvish and Beltran to do as good as they have so far. I expected better out of Jurrijens and Suzuki
I expected Han-Ram, Peavy, Bonifacio and Soriano to do good, I expected Santana to not do so good.
It's about the picks/ guesses you made on players. Your smart picks and your bad picks
Aha! now I see. If you look at the list of players through someone elses eyes (mine) I see a bunch of players playing about how I thought they would with the exception of Beltran, Peavy and Suzuki, who I thought would be worse, worse and better. Thanks for clearing it up for me though guys
Team Izzy C Mauer 1 E5 2 Cano 3 ARam S Rollins CI LaRoche MI Altuve O Melky, Pagan, Morse, Hunter, Ruggiano SP Lee, Fister, Estrada, McCarthy, Lohse RP Chapman, Jansen, Frieri, Fujikawa Bench 1 Hart S Cabrera O Eaton U Ortiz P Marcum P Miller P Fernandez
Its far too early to do this. I would want to put Clay Buchholz on my list of guys I got right (I like Clay), because of his recent stretch of dominance, but his overall numbers still look terrible.
Dan Uggla last year is a perfect example of why this is too early. If we had this conversation at this time last year, Uggla would be on the list of disappointments, but from here on out he was a top player. You also had Andrew McCutchen look like a stud for the first half of last season and then go through an awful slump the 2nd half. Some guys are just 2nd half guys like Troy Tulowitzki. There is still a lot of baseball left and I will be much more enthused to do a list after the year is done.
Anyway... I'll do a list, but things could change.
Guys I got right:
Jake Peavy (If he's healthy he's good. thanks for the shout out Izenhart) Adam Dunn (I predicted him to get back on track this year) Ted Lilly (until he got hurt) Jonathan Broxton (I believe in him from the start, I still like Greg Holland much more though) Hanley Ramirez (I believed in Hanley, and I think the average will end up closer to .280 and he should flirst with 30/30)
Guys I got wrong:
Francisco Liriano (I dont trust him at all anymore, but I was hyping him up prior to the season) Mike Trout (didnt think he would make much of an impact this early) Vernon Wells (I thought the babip would greatly increase and he would have a very good season with Albert Pujols in the lineup, but its still too early to tell.) Carlos Santana (The worst 2 strike hitter I've ever seen) Rickie Weeks (Cant really explain his struggles, but he is really bad this year. Also a guy I suggested people to buy low on, I still think he can have a strong 2nd half though.)
Kevin Youkilis Joe Nathan Josh Reddick Jose Altuve Chris Capuano
Jose Tabata Ryan Roberts Bryan LaHair Mark Reynolds Mark Trumbo
Did well on a few other guys that I have on most of my teams, like de Aza, Austin Jackson, and Headley. And if not for the injury, Brandon Beachy. I'm still convinced that Bryan LaHair is a bum, though.