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The Second Annual Bluebird Banter Over/Under Prediction Game

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Can you predict baseball?

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

One of my favorite episodes of the At The Letters podcast is their annual over/under predictions. With the season underway, it’s time for our second (first here) inaugural Bluebird Banter over/under prediction post, because we need all the fun we can get this year.

I’ve borrowed a couple from the podcast, and your friendly neighborhood writers (Erik, Matt Gross and special thanks to Minor Leaguer for extra assistance) here have chipped in our own.

If you want to participate, just leave your guesses in a comment, and then we will revisit these at the end of the season. All of these events are defined as starting from first pitch on opening day until the last pitch of the final regular season game unless otherwise specified.

Note from Minor Leaguer: Thanks to yyzcalifornia, you can now share your answers below in the comments and have it recorded for us to tally up the scores at the end of the season! Simply enter (or re-enter) your over/under predictions on this Google Forms form. Do also share your answers in the comments below so we can see what everyone else is thinking.

The winner will receive 3 bags of virtual cheese doodles and bragging rights.

Good luck!


  1. Games started at 3rd base for Vlad: 20.5
  2. Bo Bichette batting average: .290 (.301 in 2020, .311 in 2019)
  3. Blue Jays pitchers to throw a pitch at least 100mph this season: 2.5
  4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr wRC+: 128 (112 in 2020, 105 in 2019)
  5. Lourdes Gurriel Jr outfield assists: 8.5 (9 in 2019, 3 in 2020)
  6. Alejandro Kirk home runs: 6.5
  7. Blue Jays minor leaguers making major league debuts: 6.5 (8 in 2020, 10 in 2019)
  8. Teoscar Hernandez home runs: 35.5 (26 in 2019, 16 in 2020)
  9. Charlie Montoyo ejections: 1.5 (2 in 2019, 1 in 2020)
  10. Home game postponements due to weather: 2.5 (1 in 2020)
  11. Pitchers to record a save: 6.5 (6 in 2020 and 2019)
  12. Number Blue Jays to be named All-Stars: 2.5
  13. Hyun-Jin Ryu ERA: 3.495
  14. Number of regular-season games played in Toronto: 12.5
  15. Number of walk-off wins: 8.5 (4 in 2020, 8 in 2019)
  16. George Springer fWAR: 4.25 (1.9 in 2020, 6.5 in 2019)
  17. Number of Blue Jays in-season trades (defined as between Apr 1 and the day of last game of the regular season, inclusive) involving at least one player on the 40-man roster (including players immediately placed on the 40-man roster upon acquisition): 6.5 (6 in 2020, 10 in 2019)
  18. Longest number of games in a winning streak: 6.5 (6 in 2020, 5 in 2019)
  19. Cavan Biggio strikeout percentage: 25.5% (38.5% in 2020, 23% in 2019)
  20. Robbie Ray innings pitched: 140.15 (174 in 2019)
  21. Marcus Semien OPS: 0.7905 (.679 2020, .892 in 2019)
  22. Nate Pearson strikeouts: 102.5
  23. Big-league games played combined by Alek Manoah and Simeon Woods Richardson: 0.5
  24. Postseason games played by the Blue Jays: 1.5
  25. Team wins: 87.5

Feel free to use the below to copy & paste for your answers:

  1. Guerrero Jr 3B Starts:
  2. Bo Bichette avg:
  3. # of pitchers to throw 100mph+:
  4. Guerrero Jr wRC+:
  5. Gurriel Jr assists:
  6. Kirk HRs:
  7. MLB debuts:
  8. Hernandez HRs:
  9. Montoyo ejections:
  10. Home game postponements:
  11. Pitchers to record saves:
  12. All-Stars:
  13. Ryu ERA:
  14. Regular-season games in Toronto:
  15. Walk-off wins:
  16. Springer fWAR:
  17. In-season trades:
  18. Winning streak:
  19. Biggio K%:
  20. Ray innings pitched:
  21. Semien OPS:
  22. Pearson strikeouts:
  23. Manoah and Woods Richardson big league games:
  24. Postseason games:
  25. Team wins:

May the odds be ever in your favor!