High Fives: 5x5 predictions, hitting

More High Fives: 5x5 Predictions, Pitching

In the fantasy baseball world, the standard roto 5x5 categories fuel our fire. So, with the 2012 season soon to be in full swing, Yahoo! experts Andy Behrens, Brad Evans and Scott Pianowski offer their predictions for the five essential offensive categories – Batting Average, Home Runs, RBI, Runs and Steals.

Who will be the top 5 qualified leaders in Batting Average in ’12?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Miguel Cabrera – .322
  2. Albert Pujols – .318
  3. Joey Votto – .318
  4. Dustin Pedroia .316
  5. Pablo Sandoval – .315
  1. Adrian Gonzalez – .337
  2. Miguel Cabrera – .333
  3. Jose Reyes – .331
  4. Ryan Braun – .326
  5. Robinson Cano – .324
  1. Joey Votto – .342
  2. Miguel Cabrera – .339
  3. Albert Pujols – .337
  4. Adrian Gonzalez – .333
  5. Ichiro Suzuki – .331
Who will be the top 5 leaders in Home Runs in ’12?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Jose Bautista – 44
  2. Giancarlo Stanton – 38
  3. Jay Bruce – 36
  4. Albert Pujols – 36
  5. Prince Fielder – 36
  1. Jose Bautista – 46
  2. Matt Kemp – 41
  3. Giancarlo Stanton – 40
  4. Albert Pujols – 39
  5. Prince Fielder – 37
  1. Jose Bautista – 43
  2. Albert Pujols – 41
  3. Giancarlo Stanton – 38
  4. Mark Teixeira – 36
  5. Mark Reynolds – 36
Who will be the top 5 leaders in Runs Batted In (RBI) in ’12?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Adrian Gonzalez – 122
  2. Albert Pujols – 120
  3. Miguel Cabrera – 118
  4. Joey Votto – 116
  5. Jose Bautista – 115
  1. Prince Fielder – 124
  2. Albert Pujols – 122
  3. Robinson Cano – 119
  4. Adrian Gonzalez – 119
  5. Matt Kemp – 118
  1. Albert Pujols – 121
  2. Adrian Gonzalez – 118
  3. Carlos Gonzalez – 114
  4. Robinson Cano – 113
  5. Prince Fielder – 113
Who will be the top 5 leaders in Runs in ’12?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Albert Pujols – 114
  2. Dustin Pedroia – 112
  3. Joey Votto – 110
  4. Miguel Cabrera – 110
  5. Desmond Jennings – 108
  1. Curtis Granderson – 127
  2. Ian Kinsler – 119
  3. Albert Pujols – 116
  4. Jacoby Ellsbury – 115
  5. Miguel Cabrera – 114
  1. Jacoby Ellsbury – 115
  2. Curtis Granderson – 113
  3. Matt Kemp – 112
  4. Ryan Braun – 109
  5. Jose Reyes – 108
Who will be the top 5 leaders in Stolen Bases in ’12?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Michael Bourn – 56
  2. Desmond Jennings – 51
  3. Brett Gardner – 49
  4. Dee Gordon – 48
  5. Jacoby Ellsbury – 44
  1. Dee Gordon – 68
  2. Michael Bourn – 60
  3. Cameron Maybin – 47
  4. Brett Gardner – 45
  5. Emilio Bonifacio – 44
  1. Dee Gordon – 60
  2. Michael Bourn – 55
  3. Cameron Maybin – 46
  4. Jacoby Ellsbury – 43
  5. Brett Gardner – 42