Make Your Predictions: Ricky Romero

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Give us your guess on Ricky Romero's 2013 stats.

You know the story, in Ricky Romero's first three seasons he won 13, 14 and 15 games, with ERA's of 4.30, 3.73 and 2.92.

Then came last season.

It was terrible. Well, the first half of his season was terrible, the second half was worse. By month he had ERA's of 3.18, 4.82, 7.33, 8.04, 4.73 and 8.05.

I don't know what the problem was, other than he seemed to be afraid to throw strikes. But then, when he did throw strikes they were hit hard, so maybe he had good reason to be afraid. He never seemed to get ahead of batters. Maybe he was thinking too much. Maybe he wasn't thinking as much as he should.

Year Age W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO HBP WP ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2009 24 13 9 4.30 29 29 0 0 178.0 192 85 18 79 141 10 6 103 1.522 9.7 0.9 4.0 7.1
2010 25 14 9 3.73 32 32 3 1 210.0 189 87 15 82 174 8 18 112 1.290 8.1 0.6 3.5 7.5
2011 26 15 11 2.92 32 32 4 2 225.0 176 73 26 80 178 14 9 146 1.138 7.0 1.0 3.2 7.1
2012 27 9 14 5.77 32 32 1 0 181.0 198 116 21 105 124 10 8 74 1.674 9.8 1.0 5.2 6.2
4 Yrs 51 43 4.09 125 125 8 3 794.0 755 361 80 346 617 42 41 105 1.387 8.6 0.9 3.9 7.0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/8/2013.

I have no idea what will happen with Ricky this year, could be anything. He could win the Cy Young, he could get shipped to the minors. I'd like to think he'll be better than last year, but it would be hard for him to be worse.

Bill James has him going 8-12 in 32 starts, with 4.43 ERA in 181 innings and 140 strikeouts.

I'd take that, but if he has an ERA like that, I'd think he'd have a better won loss record. I'll guess 10-10, 4.50 ERA, 30 starts, 180 innings, 140 k.

What do you think?

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