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Community Projections: Cy Lester? Close, But Not Quite.

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It was another great year for Jon Lester, to nobody's great surprise. He may not have quite been atop the Cy Young race, but not many doubt that he's among the upper echelon of lefties in the game any longer.

No surprise, then, that the OTM crowd had him pegged for success.

Here's Lester's season:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jon Lester 19-9 32 32 2 0 0 0 208.0 167 81 75 14 83 225 3.25 1.20

That makes for a 9.74 K/9, for the record.

And here's what you all projected:

User GS Wins Losses ERA WHIP K/9
REG233710 20 8 3.30 1.20 9.50
drabidea 32 20 6 3.20 1.22 9.25
Rogue Nine 32 18 7 3.25 1.25 8.00
legacyme3 32 17 4 3.57 1.10 8.20
Ben Buchanan 32 21 5 2.98 1.08 9.89
bestbostonsports 33 18 5 3.04 1.09 8.65
mystman995 32 21 7 3.14 1.11 8.14
remembering9ergods 32 19 7 3.12 1.17 9.20
theartolater 31 17 10 3.21 1.08 8.90
dsharp 33 19 6 3.05 1.13 9.51
David Harnden 32 20 4 3.03 1.04 9.62
payroll 35 24 3 2.87 1.18 8.60
BobZupcic 34 19 7 3.12 1.14 9.50
wolf9309 33 21 8 3.08 1.18 9.70
mmmmm 33 21 4 2.88 1.08 9.60
jgonzales19 33 19 10 3.08 1.40 9.40
Justin_Bobo 32 18 8 3.29 1.23 8.95
brogshan 32 17 6 3.48 1.29 8.21
German Red Sox Fan 32 20 6 3.11 1.13 9.89
Schulz 32 20 7 3.24 1.18 9.30

The move to pitching statistics required some adjustments to being "in range". For instance, with GS, wins, and losses predictions all being within such a close spread, making it anything other than "dead on" would kind of make the yellow out of control.

Probably gonna need to change the categories for 2011.

Anyways, another win for drabidea! And Schulz too, who was actually technically closer overall!