32 Predictions 2009 Contest Results

Congratulations to Mike Fast, who beat out 73 other entrants in the 2009 32 Predictions contest.  Mike totaled 22 points, just ahead of KakesForROY's and joof's 21 points.  As promised, Mike, you've won BtB bragging rights.  Please post your victory speech in the comments.

Bringing up the back of the pack was R.J. Anderson -- no wonder he's been fired from two blogs in the past year.  My mother finished in a tie for 12th place with 18 points, beating out 53 of you.  The wisdom-of-the-crowd's ballot had 17 points.

After the jump are the full standings, plus a list of all the questions with the correct option highlighted.  There's a non-trivial chance I've made some mistakes.  If so, my apologies.

If you'd like to propose some question pairs for the 2010 contest, your help is appreciated.

Full Standings

Pts Name
22 Mike Fast
21 KakesForROY
21 joof
21 KLSnow
20 yankee13man
20 Dan Turkenkopf
20 Woodwork
20 Philkid3
20 17843
20 laxtonto
19 yenjh
18 Sky's mom (really)
18 iamawesomer
18 decatur
18 lailaihei
18 TmanSB
18 scatterbrian
18 lookatthosetwins
18 allstaryankee25
18 jamesk
18 ChapelHeel66
18 centris
17 FAVORITES
17 baetown4
17 Chilibean_3
17 havok49
17 viktor06
17 Joe M.
17 NoahJ
16 dewby
16 VictorW
16 Kinslerhomer
16 thoran85
16 Scottsdale
16 Hero 3
16 jessef
16 philidelphiacub
16 Daniel Berlyn
16 effin fisk
16 wizard of ozzie
16 Faux
15 snosky
15 Sky Kalkman
15 r.qatar
15 NittanyCub
15 fantasistprince
15 CGehringer
15 Franchise55
15 vivaelpujols
15 abender20
15 kcgard2
15 laerm
15 bs.uf15bosox9bears23
15 jfranco77
14 Wilder
14 Sokojoe
14 Jbrew
14 mlbnotebook
14 Charlie Scrabbles
14 idkmybffhgh
14 murphdog
14 kanka
14 cwhitman412
14 Btown Birds Fan
14 Patrick Clark
13 swalsh
13 tomsteele
13 math_geek
13 samt
13 antimatter
12 vignette17
12 jacksonian
12 BrianRose
12 larry
11 chuckb
10 RJ Anderson

Correct Answers

Wins by the Red Sox
Wins by the Yankees

Division championships by Los Angeles teams
Division championships by Chicago teams

HRs by last year's SB leader, Willy Taveras
SBs by last year's HR leader, Ryan Howard (8!)

Games played by Colby Rasmus
Games played by Brandon Wood

Pitchers to start games for the Orioles
Infielders and catchers to start games for the Giants

Saves by Francisco Rodriguez
HRs by Albert Pujols

Wins by the Phillies minus losses by Mariners
Wins by the Rays minus losses by Nationals

Average wins by NL Central teams
Average wins by AL Central teams

UZR of Hanley Ramirez plus UZR of Dan Uggla
Negative five

Javier Vazquez's ERA
Javier Vazquez's FIP

IP by John Smoltz
IP by Tom Glavine

HRs by BJ Upton
SBs by BJ Upton

1000 times Jack Cust's AVG
Combined Runs by Derek Jeter and Brian Roberts

Games played by Matt Wieters (although I'm not sure he's allowed to lose at anything)
Five times starts by David Price

SOs by Jeff Suppan
BBs by Oliver Perez

OBP by Marcus Thames
AVG by Matt Holliday

Royals hitters with 10+ HRs
Yankee pitchers with 10+ Wins

HRs hit by pitchers (27 vs. Utley's 24)
HBPs by the MLB leader

2B + 3B + HR + SB by Jimmy Rollins
Runs scored by Curtis Granderson

SOs by Russ Branyan
Five times HRs by Russ Branyan (this was the second least popular option in the whole contest)

UZR of the Orioles' outfield (negative!)
UZR of the Mariners' outfield

IP by Derek Lowe
IP by AJ Burnett (this was the least popular option in the whole contest)

Fangraphs WAR by Pat Burrell
Fangraphs WAR by Raul Ibanez

Games played by Chipper Jones
RBIs by Miguel Cabrera

IP by Roy Halladay
IP by CC Sabathia

Rich Harden's ERA
Johan Santana's ERA

Pitchers who throw 200 IP
Hitters who have 650 PAs

Relief IP by Joba Chamberlain
Starter IP by Brandon Morrow

Most runs scored by one team in any game
Most caught stealings by any one player

World Series won by AL East Teams
World Series won by any NL team

MVPs and Cy Youngs won by first-timers (tied, but least popular option)
MVPs and Cy Youngs won by repeaters

Points from the first 31 questions for Sky
Points from the first 31 questions for R.J.

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