I have devised a very complicated, very involved formula for predicting strikeouts. Using this method, Johan "Sit Down, Bitch!" Santana will lead the AL in strikeouts, becoming the first Twin to do so since Camilo Pascual did in 1961, '62, and '63. This isn't really that complicated, but here it goes. You take the AGS for each pitcher by averaging is starts for the past 3 seasons. Then take (IP/GS)*AGS to find AIP. Then take (K/9*AIP)/9 to find AK. This is a pretty bastardized version, but it works pretty well. And I'm sure I'm not the first to try this, but I've never seen it before, so it's new to me.
*AGS found for Santana by 162 (number of games) divided by 5 (number of starters) minus a few for rest days. This is due to the fact he was out of the bullpen until this year. The abbreviations are pretty self-explainitory. And anything with an "A" means "Anticipated. Some notes about my predictions. First, it accounts for Pedro's late season arm troubles. Second, it's just a S.W.A.G. mostly, so dont read too much into it.
Closing Shot: If I am +/- 4 K on any of these, I'll have a heartattack. Anyone else wanna give me my odds?