Checking in on Patty’s 2018 MLB Predictions

With the MLB All-Star game finally here, it is time to see how the preseason predictions are holding up and to establish an updated version for the rest of the year!

Good shape! 

MVPs – Mike Trout and Nolan Arenado

Cy Youngs – Chris Sale and Jacob deGrom

If the season ended today, there’s a great chance all four of these guys win their respective award.

Hit on a few contenders for the major awards, as well:

Mookie for the AL MVP

James Paxton & Justin Verlander for AL Cy Young

NL Cy Young with Aaron Nola

Couldn’t be more off…

The ENTIRE Rookie of the Year race!

Picked Lucas Giolito for the American League and Ronald Acuna for the National League.. YIKES!

Also thought Willie Calhoun and Francisco Mejia would be factors in the AL; for the NL, I thought Nick Senzel and Scott Kingery would be in the mix, as well.

A few whiffs on the contenders for the major awards:

(AL MVP) Carlos Correa – lengthy DL stint and non elite production

(NL MVP) Trea Turner – non elite production / Kris Bryant – non elite production and DL stint

(NL Cy Young) Zack Godley – stinks

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Updated predictions

AL MVP – Trout

Keep an eye on – Mookie Betts & Jose Ramirez

NL MVP – Arenado

Keep an eye on – Freddie Freeman & Javy Baez

AL Cy Young – Sale

Keep an eye on – Justin Verlander & Luis Severino

NL Cy Young – deGrom

Keep an eye on – Aaron Nola & Max Scherzer

AL Rookie of the Year – Gleyber Torres

Keep an eye on – Miguel Andujar & Shohei Ohtani

NL Rookie of the Year – Ozzie Albies

Keep an eye on – Juan Soto & Seranthony Dominguez

Managers of the Year – Scott Servais (AL) & Gabe Kapler (NL)

Division Winners: Red Sox/Indians/Astros

Wild Cards: Yankees/Mariners

Division Winners: Phillies/Cubs/Dodgers

Wild Cards: Nationals/Diamondbacks 

WORLD SERIES: YANKEES over Dodgers in SIX

Additional comments:

  • Gary Sanchez rebounds from a rough first half and finishes the season batting over .260
  • Blake Snell to the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Yankees acquire JA Happ (yuck)
  • Aaron Judge flirts with getting sent down to AAA
  • Manny Machado gets traded to the Cardinals
  • Yankees get Robbie Ray for Chance Adams, Clint Frazier and Miguel Andujar

 

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