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 Eric Patterson (not pictured) at Roger Dean Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Marlins 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Marlins: Over/Under 75 Stolen Bases for Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio?

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.

The Miami Marlins added a lot of speed to their lineup when they signed the speedy Jose Reyes. The Marlins 2012 lineup will already feature Emilio Bonifacio.

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:

Reyes

Proj System SB CS
ZiPS 33 8
Steamer 30 9
Fangraph (Fans) 40 8
Bonifacio 
Proj System SB CS
ZiPS 31 10
Steamer 27 11
Fangraph (Fans) 35 7
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!

Tags: Emilio Bonifacio Jose Reyes Miami Marlins New York Mets

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