Reader Contest Update

Back around Opening Day, we posted a reader contest.  Sixteen pairs of numbers were presented, and the goal was to choose which number in each pair would be greater by season's end.  The contestant with the most correct choices wins a prize.  If the contest ended today, the prize would be this:

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We'll wait and see how the season plays out before declaring the official prize.  Here's where each pair of numbers stands, with the bolded choice being the higher one:

Walks by Oliver Perez: 21
Strikeouts by Livan Hernandez: 48

David Wright's OBP: .437
Luis Castillo's OBP + 30 points: .410

Plate appearances by Gary Sheffield: 185
Plate appearances by Fernando Tatis: 147

Innings pitched by J.J. Putz: 29.1
Innings pitched by Francisco Rodriguez: 34.2

Jose Reyes's UZR + 5: +3.3
Jimmy Rollins's UZR: +1.4

Postseason wins by the Mets: N/A
Postseason wins by the Phillies: N/A

Stolen bases by David Wright: 18
Caught stealings by Jose Reyes: 2

Innings pitched by Mike Pelfrey: 76
Innings pitched by John Maine + 30: 91.2

Brian Stokes's ERA: 3.38
Darren O'Day's ERA:1.08

Home runs by Daniel Murphy: 5
Home runs by Jose Reyes: 2

Cy Young Award votes for Johan Santana: N/A
Cy Young Award votes for Cole Hamels: N/A

Carlos Beltran's UZR: -4.1
Endy Chavez's UZR: +8.2(!)

Starts by Oliver Perez lasting at least 7 innings: 0
Starts by Oliver Perez lasting less than 4 innings: 1

Joe Smith's FIP: 3.94
Sean Green's FIP: 4.44

Home runs allowed by Aaron Heilman: 3
Wild pitches by Johan Santana: 1

Major league plate appearances by Fernando Martinez: 74
Home runs allowed by Brad Lidge: 7

Tiebreaker: What will the average mph be for Franciso Rodriguez's fastball (according to Fangraphs)?: 93.0 mph

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