Red Sox Predictions: Brendan's (way too early) 2023 season superlatives

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Red Sox pitcher Corey Kluber
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Red Sox Wins Leader - Corey Kluber (Prediction: 11 wins)

Kluber is perhaps what one could describe as "on the back 9" of his career, the former multi-Cy Young winner was one of the most underrated moves of the off-season in Boston. One thing of note on Kluber is his undeniable consistency on the hill.

Excluding 2012, a year in which he only appeared in 12 games, the right-hander has only posted a pair of losing records over his 12-year career. That aforementioned consistency will fuel his 2023 campaign with the Red Sox, carrying him to the team lead in victories.

Red Sox Strikeouts Leader - Nick Pivetta (Prediction: 172)

Pivetta isn't, and never has been, the type of pitcher to blow hitters away with his caliber stuff or fastball velocity, but he does have a lot of swing-and-miss in his game. He's racked up at least 140 strikeouts in 4 of his 6 Major League seasons, and one of those was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since joining the Red Sox that same season, Pivetta has fanned exactly 175 batters in each of the last two seasons, and I believe he comes close to hitting that benchmark yet again in 2023.