Make Your Predictions: Maicer Izturis

Maicer Izturis - Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Give us your guess on Maicer Izturis' 2013 season.

When the Jays signed Maicer Izturis it was our first acquisition of the off-season (well, unless you count Mike Aviles/Emilio Rogers), and, I'll admit, I thought 'oh good, another off-season of boring moves'. I mean Izturis is a good enough player and all, but not someone that starts you thinking about playoffs. Thankfully the off-season picked up after that.

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2009 28 LAA 114 387 74 116 22 3 8 65 13 5 35 41 .300 .359 .434 .794 109
2010 29 LAA 61 212 27 53 13 1 3 27 7 3 21 27 .250 .321 .363 .684 90
2011 30 LAA 122 449 51 124 35 0 5 38 9 6 33 65 .276 .334 .388 .722 105
2012 31 LAA 100 289 35 74 11 0 2 20 17 2 25 38 .256 .320 .315 .634 82
9 Yrs 791 2613 370 714 146 17 34 301 91 28 238 313 .273 .337 .381 .718 94
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/15/2013.

The last three seasons Maicer has hit far better on the road than at home, last year he had an OPS of .510 at home and .730 on the road, with similar splits in 2010 and 2011. Before that he generally hit better in Anaheim than on the road. In his career he's hit .273 at home and .273 on the road. In small samples, he's hit .258/.275/.333 at Rogers Centre, but that's just 66 at bats. I'll admit, I don't think the recent large home/road splits means that he's going to be a much better hitter for the Jays than he was for the Angels but let's hope.

The tricky part is guessing how much second base Izturis will play and how much Bonifacio will play there. I imagine John Gibbons will go with the hot hand. I'd guess Izturis will get a little more playing time. Of course, Bonifacio could take his spot as a pinch runner late in close games.

Bill James has Izturis playing 101 games, hitting .267/.333/.360, with 3 home runs, 39 RBI and 11 stolen bases. I'll go 115 games, .275/.340/.370 5 home runs, 45 RBI and 10 stolen bases.

It's your turn.

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