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Crystal Ball Review: Joe Mauer

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Crystal Ball Review: Joe Mauer

2006 Crystal Ball Projection (posted February 20, 2006)

150 games, 553 at-bats, 166 hits, 31 doubles, 3 triples, 13 homers, 66 walks, 72 strikeouts, .300 average, .438 SLG, .375 eOBP, .813 OPS, .138 ISO.

2006 Actual

140 games, 521 at-bats, 181 hits, 36 doubles, 4 triples, 13 homers, 79 walks, 54 strikeouts, .347 average .507 SLG, .429 OBP, .936 OPS, .160 ISO.

2006 CB Normalized for Actual Playing Time

140 games, 521 at-bats, 156 hits, 29 doubles, 3 triples, 12 homers, 62 walks, 68 strikeouts, .300 average.

COMMENTARY:
I love Joe Mauer and thought he'd have a good year. I did not think he'd be an MVP candidate. I was very close on the homer-per-at-bat ratio but underestimated everything else. Should this count as a hit, a near-miss, or a total miss?