Predictions for the 2016 Season

Hey guys! New posts incoming for 2016, including updates on my life and more long-form pieces soon. But for now, here are my predictions for the 2016 season and playoffs. When these turn out to inevitably be wrong, I’m sure I’ll do updated ones for the actual playoffs eventually. But for now, enjoy (playoff teams and picks in bold):

AL East

Toronto Blue Jays 94-68

New York Yankees 83-79

Tampa Bay Rays 82-82

Boston Red Sox 78-84

Baltimore Orioles 75-87

AL Central

Cleveland Indians 90-72

Kansas City Royals 86-76

Detroit Tigers 84-78

Minnesota Twins 80-82

Chicago White Sox 77-85

AL West

Houston Astros 95-67

Texas Rangers 89-73

Seattle Mariners 83-81

Los Angeles Angels 79-83

Oakland Athletics 73-89

NL East

Washington Nationals 97-65

New York Mets 86-76

Miami Marlins 82-80

Atlanta Braves 70-92

Philadelphia Phillies 66-96

NL Central

Chicago Cubs 96-71

Pittsburgh Pirates 95-73

St. Louis Cardinals 84-78

Cincinnati Reds 71-92

Milwaukee Brewers 70-93

NL West

Los Angeles Dodgers 94-68

San Francisco Giants 89-73

Arizona Diamondbacks 87-75

Colorado Rockies 79-83

San Diego Padres 76-86

Playoffs

Wild Card Round: Texas vs. Kansas CityPittsburgh vs.San Francisco.

Division Series: Houston vs. Kansas City. Toronto vs. Cleveland.
Washington vs. Pittsburgh. Los Angeles vs. Chicago.

Championship Series:  Houston vs. Cleveland. Washington vs. Chicago.

World Series: Houston vs. Chicago

Awards

AL MVP: Mike Trout

NL MVP: Andrew McCutchen

AL Cy Young: Carlos Carrasco

NL Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg

AL Rookie of the Year: Byung-ho Park

NL Rookie of the Year: Corey Seager

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