2018 MLB World Series & Awards Predictions

MLB Awards

NL MVP – 1B Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks

AL MVP – OF George Springer Houston Astros

NL Cy Young – Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Cy Young – Justin Verlander Houston Astros

NL Rookie of the Year – OF Lewis Brinson Miami Marlins

AL Rookie of the Year – SS Willy Adames Tampa Bay Rays

NL Manager of the Year – Torey Lovullo Arizona Diamondbacks

AL Manager of the Year – Aaron Boone New York Yankees

Postseason Projections

NL Division Winners – Dodgers, Nationals, Cubs

NL Wild Card Winners – Diamondbacks, Cardinals

AL Division Winners – Astros, Yankees, Indians

AL Wild Card Winners – Red Sox, Angels

NLCS – Dodgers over Nationals

ALCS – Yankees over Astros

World Series – Dodgers over Yankees

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National League West

* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

There’s no reason to think that they can’t make another trip to the World Series.

2. Arizona Diamondbacks

If their pitching staff can take another step in the right direction, they could contend for the NL West.

3. Colorado Rockies

They have possibly the best lineup in the National League and that will keep them in Wild Card contention.

4. San Francisco Giants

With all of their offseason moves to fix their lineup, they hope that will keep them out of the cellar.

5. San Diego Padres

By adding Eric Hosmer to a young roster, the Friars hope they can create some magic that Hosmer experienced with the Royals. Continue reading “National League West”

National League Central

* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Chicago Cubs

A few tweaks to the pitching staff has the ‘lovable losers’ looking to get back to the Fall Classic.

2. St. Louis Cardinals

A busy offseason for the Redbirds with a lot of expectations to get back to playing in October.

3. Milwaukee Brewers

They were the surprise in the Central last year, but they won’t be able to sneak up on anyone this year.

4. Pittsburgh Pirates

The face of the franchise was traded. Now they need to enact their plan to remain competitive for the next crop.

5. Cincinnati Reds

Their pitching staff is still a work in progress, but the future is looking a lot better. Continue reading “National League Central”

National League East

* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Washington Nationals

Another managerial change could have a negative impact, but this is their best time to finally make a World Series run.

2. New York Mets

Their rotation stacks up against the best in baseball if they all remain healthy.

3. Atlanta Braves

All of that surplus talent in the minors are ready to make their debuts throughout the 2018 season.

4. Philadelphia Phillies

A couple free agent signings along with their top minor league talent could have them sneaking up in the standings in the NL East.

5. Miami Marlins

Another fire sale has the fan base reeling and wondering when will it finally stop. Continue reading “National League East”

American League West

* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Houston Astros

A stacked lineup and an even better rotation than last year hast Houston looking to repeat.

2. Los Angeles Angels

Health is probably more important to the success of the Halos 2018 season than any other team.

3. Seattle Mariners

Not as many roster moves this time around, but the ones they did make should have them in the Wild Card hunt.

4. Texas Rangers

They remained inactive for most of the offseason which could signal a rebuild in the near future.

5. Oakland Athletics

Their young talent is starting to take shape and a few under the radar trades/signings could have them approach .500. Continue reading “American League West”