Haak Away & 22sSweetSwing Guest Post: MyGuy™ 2016 Results

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Haak Away & 22sSweetSwing

“VegasGiantsFan” and “Carmot” stirred us up with reports of minor leaguers in the Giants system. We each began to look into a few players: a groundskeeper in Augusta that could throw 95 MPH and got signed; a pitcher that comes from my parents’ home town; a catcher from my local high school; a new signing that we just had a good feeling about. Foothill Ryan would say, “He is my guy.” If he did well and got spotted on some prospect list someone else would say, “Yeah, I told you about him. He is my guy.” Out of this banter and bragging I said, “Hey, who really are you calling ‘My Guy’? Commit to just a few and stick to them. Let’s write them down and we will see if they really are a worthy MyGuy™.” That was the winter after Bum became a legend against KC. 27 of us went on the record with the first official MyGuy™ picks.

Three things that make MyGuy™ really fun from the feedback we have seen.

Being a Scout from Home

Baseball invites us to evaluate players and make predictions. MyGuy™ plays into that by saying, ‘What Giants prospects are going to blossom this year?’   It is part of the American Dream of Joe Average having the potential of becoming a star and hero.

Competing Against Yourself and Others

Everyday here we make claims on which player is better than the other. The banter sharpens our thinking and toughens our skin. That is good in itself but MyGuy™ adds an objective reminder: “Here is what you predicted; here is how things really turned out.”

Seeing How the Giants’ Future Looks

Admitting some lucky guesses and being handed some bad breaks we face the facts that MyGuy™, like real life, is really out of our control. We get vexed about our failed picks but we enjoy a corporate, TWG excitement in the fact that some of the other Giants Kids are on track. Ultimately we get to rally around a Law, Duffy and Panik with a true knowledge now of how they got there.

So here are the 2016 MyGuy™ results thanks to 22’sSweetSwing crunching numbers as a gift to us all.
Standings are based on the rank your picks finished. Like golf, the lower the score the better. A perfect score would be 22.

Feel free to email HaakAway at My SF Giant Guy at Gee Mail dOtt com if you have questions.

The 2015 Winner was Skweezplay55 who picked Belt, Maxwell, Crawford, Beede, Carbonnel, Heston, Strickland

The 2016 Winner is Noce who picked Heston, Pence, Law, Susac, Beede, Slater, Coonrod, Duggar, Watson, Davis

 

Score … Name … Players Picked [Your Best and Worst]

62 … Noce … Law & Davis #1 … #33 Susac
79 … Dr. Lefty … Duggar & Bickford #2 … Stratton #23

104 … ClutchUp … Cyr #3 … Arias #24

119 … Contarini … Law #1 … Fox #32

125 … stevek … Bickford #2 … Cole #30

126 … Bapah … Law #1 … Fox #32

128 … Appaled7 … Bickford #2 … Fox #32

128 … TotalFan62 … Bickford #2 … Fox #32

129 … doughnut … Bickford #2 … Crick #28

135 … HaakAway … Beltre & Agosta #7 … Susac #33

136 … Anit-L … Bickford #2 … Romero #34

136 … Moooose … Bickford #2 … Susac #33

138 … dgg … Bickford #2 … Blackburn #30

138 … PS35 … Coonrod #4 … Fox #32

139 … SweetSwing … Watson #5 … Romero #34

139 … Croix … Bickford #2 … Blackburn #30

141 … ScoutRyan … Watson #5 … Romero #34

141 … Sarcastic … Cyr & Horan #3 … Olivio #31

142 … PandaPuffs … Law #1 … Suarez #33

146 … doobie … Coonrod #4 … Fox #32

147 … GiantC … Slater #4 … Susac & Suarez #33

148 … 610nmn … Coonrod #4 … Fox #32

151 … GSDubs … Slater #4 … Romero #34

162 … Skweez … Bickford #2 … Blackburn #30

165 … Matthew … Bickford #2 … Fox & Forjet #32

191 … CC … Beede #6 … Zambrano #36

Work on your MyGuy™ picks for next season. It is a friendly competition that will push you to do some happy homework on who the next Giants stars will be; what kid from South Caldwell High School in North Carolina might close out the next World Series?