2013 DC-IBWA Nats Preseason Survey Results

I am a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association: Washington D.C. Chapter (or just DC-IBWA) Last month, they asked members their prediction for the nationals 2013 season.

Here are the questions we were asked and my answers:

1)    Who will lead the Nats in home runs in 2013?

Adam LaRoche

2)   Who will lead the Nats in RBI? 
Ian Desmond
3)   Who will lead the Nats in stolen bases? 
Denard Span
4)  Who will lead the staff in wins?

Gio Gonzalez

5)   Who will make more appearances for the Nats this season: Rafael Soriano, Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard or Craig Stammen?

Tyler Clippard

6)   Who will get more at bats for the Nats this season: Kurt Suzuki or Wilson Ramos?

Kurt Suzuki

7)   Which minor leaguer are you most interested in keeping tabs on this season?

Anthony Rendon

8)   Date of Anthony Rendon’s Major League debut?

June– the 14th at Cleveland, to be specific!

9)   How many all-stars will the Nats have? Who?

4, LaRoche, Desmond, Gio, and Harper.

10)  Total wins and what place in the division?

100 wins, first place.

Essay: What should be the single most important development for the Nats this season?

Lots of speedsters in the National League stole bases against Washington in 2012. The pitchers for the Nats need to work on speeding up their delivery, and Suzuki and Ramos need to work on throwing baserunners. However, the high stolen base rate against the Nats last year may have been due to the absence of star catcher Wilson Ramos. Backup catcher Jesus Flores was catcher for most of 2012, and like most other Nats fans, I was disappointed that we didn’t have our main guy.  Runners beware!   You have been Zuked!

Now, check out the full survey results on the DC-IBWA website to see what other Nationals bloggers think.

How do you like my predictions? I compared my results and they are pretty much in the majority!

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