With less then two weeks left till the beginning of the new 2012 season, I thought it would be fun to play a game on Marlin Maniac, the over/under game. Today we will look at the over/under combined stolen bases for two speedsters.
Mar 6, 2012; Jupiter, FL. USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Emilio Bonifacio (1) and Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes (7) almost collide while going for a fly ball hit by Detroit Tigers second baseman
Last season, Reyes stole 39 bases in 126 games for the New York Mets. Bonifacio had 40 stolen base last season in 152 games. Reyes was caught just 7 times, while Bonifacio was caught 11 times.
Here is a look at the projected number of steals for Reyes and Bonifacio by some of the projection systems:
None of the projection systems are too high on either player being able to put up the same stolen base production as last season. Going by the Fangraphs fans projections, Bonifacio and Reyes are projected to combine to get 75 stolen bases. I will use that as the over/under.
In the comment section, tell us over/under 75 and your prediction for how many stolen bases you believe that these two will combine to get. The winner will get a prize at the end of the season that has yet to be determined!
Ever since I can remember, I have loved the game of baseball. I literally breathe, eat, and sleep baseball. Have been a huge Marlins fan since the day I watched my first game in 1999. When I combined my passion for writing with my passion for baseball and the Marlins, I found a role as the Editor of the Marlin Maniac. Hope is to one day become a national baseball journalist. Currently resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but was born and raised in South Florida.