Over-unders revisited

At long last, I have added the rest of the preseason over-unders to the sidebar on the right side of this blog for reference. Five of them have been settled already.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis made his Major League debut on April 7. 63 percent of readers believed he would appear in a big-league game before July 13.

Dillon Gee shaved his goatee last week. 66 percent of readers predicted he would shave it before July 1.

On May 18 in Toronto, Scott Hairston hit an opposite-field home run — his first since 2009. Only 41 percent of readers thought Hairston would serve up the proverbial oppo taco this season.

Finally, when Mike Pelfrey fell victim to a torn ligament that ended his season prematurely, he locked in a line full of weird, small-samply rates. He allowed 11.0 hits per nine innings this season after only 35 percent of readers thought he’d allow more than 10 hits per nine, and, more alarmingly, he finished with a 3.25 K:BB ratio, which absolutely no one predicted.

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