Ubaldo Jimenez Prediction Contest Results

After he got off to a 9-1 start with a 0.88 ERA, I asked readers to predict Ubaldo Jimenez for the rest of the season.

Jimenez ended up with 10 W, 153 Ks, a 3.83 ERA and a 1.264 WHIP. We had two people who came up with pretty good predictions for Jimenez. They were:

Elgato7664: 11 W, 138 Ks, 3.78 ERA, 1.24 WHIP
Toffer Peak 10 W, 130 Ks, 3.50 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

Vote in the comments for which one you think did better.

And I would be remiss if I did not mention that RoS ZiPS projected Jimenez for 11 wins and a 3.84 ERA, which was just about perfect. If only Jimenez had picked up a win instead of a no-decision on his last game of the year, when he pitched eight shutout innings, Dan Szymborski would have hit one out of the park.

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  1. GWR says:

    Its fairly close but I would say Elgato7664 was just a bit closer.

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    • Just Jim says:

      agreed, Elgato7664 was closer on ERA & K’s. He gets the prize, and I get the kick in the ass for not trading high. Good Job.
      Any predictions for next season on Mr. Jimenez?

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  2. Matthias says:

    If we look at how far off each was in terms of percent of Ubaldo’s actual numbers, then:

    Elgato7664 = 1/10 +15/153 +0.05/3.83 + 0.024/1.264 = 0.230*

    Toffer Peak = 0/10 + 23/153 + 0.33/3.83 + 0.016/1.264 = 0.249

    Wow. Give them both presents.

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  3. Toffer Peak says:

    Yeah, Elgato7664 was probably closer, but vote for me and I’ll totally let you use the hot tub that I win. The winner gets a hot tub, right?


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  4. joeiq says:

    awesome article. Elgato clearly wins but both lose to zips.

    More articles like this next year would be fun.

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  5. Matt C says:

    Yeah I’d definitely say the top one was closer even though they were both great predictions. He was quite a bit closer on ERA, closer on K’s and just slightly further away on WHIP. He didn’t match the W’s correctly like the bottom poster but I think how close he was in ERA and closer in K’s makes up for it.

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  6. Zach says:

    It’s amazing that ZIPS beat the field. I would have taken the field 100 times out of 100.

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  7. Utkman says:

    elgato is a projection god among mere mortals.

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  8. Htpp says:

    Elgato is impressively close, but I am actually amazed by ZiPS’ accuracy. That is uncanny.

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  9. Nick says:

    Gotta go with Elgato

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  10. buck bruce says:

    I think he should be go with Elgato.

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  11. dogfences says:

    He have impressive record.

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  12. College Wolf says:

    Elgato. He is clearly a genius.

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  13. Douglas Heeren says:

    I had Jimenez and Strassburg on my fantasy team and traded both at the all-star break for Halladay. I made out like a bandit.

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  14. lol says:

    considering their spot on ros predictions vs your absurd ros prediction, i think the prize should be that they get your job writing for fangraphs

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