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Yet more Crystal Ball Reviews.

Here are some more Crystal Ball Reviews. I am not happy with how this batch turned out.

Jose Reyes

Crystal Ball: 125 games, 514 at-bats, 86 runs, 160 hits, 21 doubles, 9 triples, 11 homers, 69 RBI, 39 walks, 69 strikeouts, 48 steals, 12 caught, .311.

Reality: 160 games, 681 at-bats, 119 runs, 191 hits, 36 doubles, 12 triples, 12 homers, 57 RBI, 77 walks, 78 strikeouts, 78 steals, 21 caught stealing, .280.

Comparison: He didn't get hurt in reality like he did in the CB, so that throws the counting stats off. On a pro-rated basis, the CB was 114 runs, 28 doubles, 12 triples, 15 homers, 52 walks, 91 strikeouts, 64 steals, 16 caught per 681 at-bats. He hit for a lower average in reality, but showed a bit more power, more speed production, and a dramatic improvement in plate discipline.

Chris Burke.

Crystal Ball: 143 games, 443 at-bats, 60 runs, 123 hits, 25 doubles, 2 triples, 15 homers, 53 RBI, 36 walks, 80 strikeouts, 17 steals, 8 caught, .278

Reality: 111 games, 319 at-bats, 39 runs, 73 hits, 19 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homers, 28 RBI, 27 walks, 52 strikeouts, 9 steals, 3 caught, .229.

Comparison: He didn't build on his 2006 progress, instead he went backwards. At age 28 in 2008, does he face a do-or-die season? Or was that 2007?

Dan Uggla

Crystal Ball: 149 games, 597 at-bats, 79 runs, 149 hits, 29 doubles, 4 triples, 14 homers, 69 RBI, 46 walks, 110 strikeouts, 7 steals, 4 caught, .250.

Reality: 159 games, 632 at-bats, 113 runs, 155 hits, 49 doubles, 3 triples, 31 homers, 88 RBI, 68 walks, 167 strikeouts, 2 steals, 1 caught, .245.

Comparison: Well I was pretty close on the batting average. Everything else was off.

Alex Gordon.

Crystal Ball: 149 games, 532 at-bats, 89 runs, 151 hits, 30 doubles, 1 triples, 24 homers, 86 RBI, 53 walks, 115 strikeouts, 12 steals, 5 caught, .284.

Reality: 151 games, 543 at-bats, 60 runs, 134 hits, 36 doubles, 4 triples, 15 homers, 60 RBI, 41 walks, 137 strikeouts, 14 steals, 4 caught, .247.

Comparison: he struck out more than I thought he would, but in the long run I still believe in Alex Gordon. Here is something interesting: in the CB he got 55 extra-base hits in 532 at-bats. In reality, he got 55 extra-base hits in 543 at-bats. They were distributed differently, but as he matures some of those doubles and triples will become home runs. I expect he'll sharpen up the strike zone.

Chris Young the Outfielder.

Crystal Ball: 146 games, 505 at-bats, 83 runs, 132 hits, 33 doubles, 5 triples, 20 homers, 71 RBI, 55 walks, 114 strikeouts, 18 steals, 10 caught, .261.

Reality: 148 games, 569 at-bats, 85 runs, 135 hits, 29 doubles, 3 triples, 32 homers, 68 RBI, 43 walks, 141 strikeouts, 27 steals, 6 caught, .237.

Comparison: More homers in reality, but a lower batting average. CB slugging percentage was .465 compared to .467 in reality.