2018 MLB Predictions

2018 MLB Predictions

Major League Baseball's 2018 season begins - finally - on Thursday.

So it's prediction time.

American League

Standings Predictions
x - Division winner
y - Wild Card

AL East

Boston Red Sox - x
New York Yankees - y
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Rays

AL Central

Cleveland Indians - x
Minnesota Twins - y
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Detroit Tigers

AL West

Houston Astros - x
Seattle Mariners
LA Angels
Texas Rangers
Oakland A's

National League

NL East

Washington Nationals - x
Philadelphia Phillies - y
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins

NL Central

Chicago Cubs - x
Milwaukee Brewers - y
St. Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West

Colorado Rockies - x
LA Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

POSTSEASON PREDICTIONS

American League

Wild Card: Yankees over Twins
ALDS: Astros over Yankees
ALDS: Indians over Red Sox
ALCS: Astros over Indians

National League

Wild Card: Phillies over Brewers
NLDS: Cubs over Phillies
NLDS: Nationals over Rockies
NLCS: Cubs over Nationals

World Series: Cubs over Astros in 6

AWARDS PREDICTIONS

AL Rookie of the Year: Franklin Barreto, Oakland
NL Rookie of the Year: Ronald Acuna, Atlanta

AL MVP - Manny Machado, Baltimore
NL MVP - Kris Bryant, Chicago

AL Cy Young - Chris Sale, Boston
NL Cy  Young - Jose Quintana, Chicago

AL Manager of the Year - AJ Hinch, Houston
NL Manager of the Year - Craig Counsell, Milwaukee

MISC PREDICTIONS

Biggest name traded at the deadline: Julio Teheran, Atlanta

Biggest disappointment, player: Mike Moustakas, Kansas City

Biggest disappointment, team: New York Mets

First manager fired: Mike Matheney, St. Louis

Biggest All-Star snub, AL: Didi Gregorius, SS, NY Yankees

Biggest All-Star snub, NL: Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago

Best fantasy sleeper, AL: Aaron Sanchez, SP, Toronto

Best fantasy sleeper, NL: Starlin Castro, 2B, Miami

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