The season is just about to start so I thought I would share my Preseason Predictions with you. Please feel free to comment and leave your own predictions here as well!
AL East Winner – Tampa Bay Rays – They have a great pitching staff and should put up enough runs in the AL East to win it again this year.
AL Central Winner – Detroit Tigers – The lineup is downright ridiculous in Detroit. They should score a ton of runs and the pitching will be stellar as well.
AL West Winner – Texas Rangers – A powerful lineup in addition to a solid rotation should help them hold off the Angels.
NL East Winner – Washington Nationals – My darkhorse pick this year. They have a great pitching rotation and a lockdown bullpen. Now they just need runs…
NL Central Winner – St. Louis Cardinals – Albert who? They still have power and production in the lineup with a great rotation. Bullpen might be shaky…
NL West Winner – Arizona Diamondbacks – Repeat performance. Pitching staff may not be as good but some prospect might come up to fix that. Should score a lot of runs.
AL Wild Cards – Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees – The powerhouses will still win over 90 games and easily fill the wildcards.
NL Wild Cards – Philadelphia Phillies, Cinncinati Reds – The Phillies will make the postseason on pitching alone and ride it all the way through.
World Series: Tigers over Phillies in game 7 – The Tigers pitching will be too much and if anyone can hit against the Phillies, it’s the Tigers lineup.
AL MVP – Miguel Cabrera – Should drive in a ton runs with protection from Fielder. A monster year is expected if he can stay healthy.
NL MVP – Joey Votto – A mediocre lineup shouldn’t hinder him in hitting over .320 and 100 RBIs.
AL Cy Young – Dan Haren – It’s time. He pitches a ton of innings and with a great defense behind him, he should have a very sub-3.00 ERA
NL Cy Young – Adam Wainwright – He has something prove after TJ surgery. Was brilliant in Spring Training and should be himself once again. Lookup “Ace” to see his pic
AL Rookie of the Year – Drew Smyly – Locked down the #5 spot with the Tigers. He should pitch lots of innings and be very effective even getting over 150 Ks.
NL Rookie of the Year – Bryce Harper – Time for the prodigy to make his debut. He will help out the Nats with his power starting early in the season.
What are your picks? Tweet them to @Jared_Thatcher and @FullspectrumBB