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Five fantasy baseball bold predictions for the month of May

Two of them are doubling down from preseason

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1. Miguel Cabrera scores 15 Runs & RBI and brings his batting average over .300 in May.

Justification: Over his career, his batting average goes up about seven points on average, he hits more RBIs, walks more, strikes out less, and hits the most doubles. Look for him to produce now that he is warmed up.

2. Bryce Harper bats .280 in May

Justification: I’m doubling down on Bryce. Sure his start has been slow with a .231 average but I really believe the booing will light a fire underneath him and we will see a monstrous month from him.

3. Chris Sale does not lose a game in May after losing every game in April

Justification: Cold streaks affect everyone and Sale is no exception. I really believe we see a turnaround this month. For some this may not be bold but I’ve heard rumblings about whether or not Sale is losing his stuff at age 30.

4. Paul DeJong hits under .225 with less than 15 runs and 10 RBI in May

Justification: he has an unbelievable April and is his 2019 stats are among the best in MLB right now. He also has a .383 BABIP (typically around .300) and his K-rate is about 2/3 what it normally is. I think we see some regression from DeJong as the season progresses.

5. Tucker Barnhart is a top-10 catcher in May

Justification. A bad start for Tucker (21% owned) who has a .197 batting average, eight runs, and five RBI. He also has a very unlucky .245 BABIP (he is normally an average .300 player) and he also has a high K-rate (24% vs. a normal 17%). All other metrics with his line drive rate and where he is hitting the ball look fairly commensurate with previous years, he should see some more “luck” this month.

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Which prediction has the best chance of coming true?

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  • 19%
    Cabrera scores 15 R/RBI & brings his AVG over .300
    (31 votes)
  • 42%
    Harper hits .280
    (67 votes)
  • 20%
    Sale doesn’t lose a game
    (32 votes)
  • 4%
    DeJong hits under .225
    (7 votes)
  • 13%
    Barnhart is a top-10 catcher
    (21 votes)
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