NL MVP – 1B Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals
AL MVP – OF Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
NL Cy Young – Aaron Nola – Philadelphia Phillies
AL Cy Young – Gerrit Cole – Houston Astros
NL Rookie of the Year – OF Victor Robles – Washington Nationals
AL Rookie of the Year – OF Eloy Jimenez – Chicago White Sox
NL Manager of the Year – Craig Counsell – Milwaukee Brewers
AL Manager of the Year – Rocco Baldelli – Minnesota Twins
NL Division Winners – Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers
NL Wild Card Winners – Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals
AL Division Winners – Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians
AL Wild Card Winners – Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins
NLCS – Dodgers over Brewers
ALCS – Yankees over Astros
World Series – Dodgers over Yankees in 6 games
* – indicates new to team
+ – indicates injury
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
Two straight World Series appearances, but no title to show for it. Third time’s the charm?
2. Colorado Rockies
With a pitching staff that is quickly developing into a force they should be contenders with their stacked lineup as well.
3. San Diego Padres
While the pitching staff isn’t expected to match what their lineup is capable of, they should push for a .500 record this year.
4. Arizona Diamondbacks
They quickly traded away Paul Goldschmidt once the offseason started and it immediately sucked the life out of the franchise.
5. San Francisco Giants
This is going to be the last time we see Bruce Bochy in the dugout managing a baseball team. Too bad it wasn’t under better circumstances.
Player to Watch: 3B Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
Best Acquisition: 3B Manny Machado – San Diego Padres
New Kid on the Block: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. – San Diego Padres