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Predictions and Wild Guesses For the 2019 MLB Season


Baseball is back. Thank you, Lord! After an off-season that in some ways is still happening (sorry Kimbrel and Keuchel), we are finally at the gates of the 2019 MLB Baseball season. And for me, finally saved from the mess that was the 2018-19 New York Knicks. But I digress.

As is always the case before the season, I'm throwing out some predictions, some wild guesses, and of course, waiting on the tweets and texts from all of you calling me crazy. But that's all part of the fun.

Here we go!

Standings (Wins)

AL East
Yankees - 98
Rays - 91
Red Sox - 90
Blue Jays - 79
Orioles - 58

AL Central
Twins - 91
Indians - 90
Royals - 84
White Sox - 72
Tigers - 68

AL West
Astros - 102
Angels - 88
Athletics - 87
Mariners - 75
Rangers - 70

NL East
Nationals: 93
Braves: 90
Phillies - 88
Mets - 84
Marlins - 70

NL Central
Cardinals: 93
Brewers: 91
Cubs: 88
Reds: 85
Reds: 75

NL West
Rockies: 91
Dodgers: 91
Padres: 85
Giants: 82
Diamondbacks: 78

Goals/Awards/Leaders

AL Hitting Leaders
Average: Alex Bregman (.328)
Home Runs: Giancarlo Stanton (62) - I'm doubling down on this from last year.
RBIs: Nelson Cruz (131)
Stolen Bases: Whit Merrifield (43)

NL Hitting Leaders
Average: Daniel Murphy (.341)
Home Runs: Ronald Acuna Jr. (41)
RBIs: Joey Votto (122)
Stolen Bases: Trea Turner (39)

AL Pitching Leaders
ERA: Trevor Bauer (2.27)
Wins: Gerrit Cole (19)
Strikeouts: Gerrit Cole (289)
Saves: Robert Osuna (48)

NL Pitching Leaders
ERA: Patrick Corbin (2.67)
Wins: Max Scherzer (22)
Strikeouts: Max Scherzer (298)
Saves: Wade Davis (33)

Breakout Stars

AL: Jose Alvarado
AL: Brandon Drury
NL: Lewis Brinson
NL: Trevor Williams

Biggest Names to be Traded 

AL: Jose Abreu (to the Twins)
AL: Nick Castellanos (to the Braves)
AL: Josh Harrison (to the Dodgers)

NL: Madison Bumgarner (to the Cardinals)
NL: Robbie Ray (to the Rays)
NL: Francisco Cervelli (to the Red Sox)

Awards

All-Star Game MVP - Gary Sanchez

AL Rookie of the Year: Eloy Jimenez

NL Rookie of the Year: Victor Robles

AL Comeback Player of the Year: Danny Farquar

NL Comeback Player of the Year: Sonny Gray

AL Cy Young Winner: Gerrrit Cole

NL Cy Young Winner: Max Scherzer

AL MVP: Mike Trout - I'll take him against the field.
NL MVP: Cody Bellinger

Playoffs

AL Wildcard: Rays d. Indians
NL Wildcard: Brewers d. Dodgers

ALDS: Astros d. Rays
ALDS: Yankees d. Twins
NLDS: Nationals d. Brewers
NLDS: Cardinals d. Rockies

ALCS: Astros d. Yankees
NLCS: Nationals d. Cardinals

World Series: Nationals d. Astros

World Series MVP: Juan Soto

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