Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 MLB Predictions

It's Opening Day 2013 so I figure I'd post both my real and my outlandish predictions for the season

AL East - Rays
AL Central - Tigers
AL West - Athletics
AL Wildcards - Blue Jays, Angels

NL East - Braves
NL Central - Reds
NL West - Dodgers
NL Wildcards - Nationals, Giants

AL Champ - Rays
NL Champ - Nationals

World Series: Nationals over Rays

AL MVP - Albert Pujols
AL CY Young - Max Scherzer
AL Breakout - Alex Cobb
AL Bust - Brett Lawrie
AL ROY - Wil Myers

NL MVP - Joey Votto
NL CY Young - Stephen Strasburg
NL Breakout - Freddie Freeman
NL Bust - Chase Headley
NL ROY - Julio Teheran

Outlandish Statements That Are Not Quite Predictions

  • All 3 members of the Braves outfield will go 30/30.
  • Albert Pujols will finish the season with more HR than Joey Bautista
  • Josh Hamilton will play 158 games and hit .340 with 45 HR and 155 RBI and win the Triple Crown and MVP
  • Kris Medlen will have a higher ERA and WHIP than Julio Teheran
  • The Pirates will win 82 games giving them their first .500 season since 1992.
  • Matt Moore will have 18+ wins and over 200Ks
  • Kevin Slowey will have 8% of the Marlins total wins.
  • Mike Trout and Carlos Gomez will be within 5 HR and 5 SB of each other & Trout's average will be less than .020 higher.
  • Brett Myers will pitch 180+ innings and end up with a sub 3.5 ERA.
  • Dustin Pedroia will get more MVP votes this season than Robinson Cano.
  • Brian Wilson will have the most saves in the NL Central this season
  • Freddie Freeman will finish in the top 3 in the NL MVP voting

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