2019 MLB Predictions

After another tumultuous offseason, the 2019 MLB Regular Season is finally here. All 30 MLB teams will suit up on Thursday, setting in motion the 162-game season. Fresh off their second World Series title this decade, the Boston Red Sox face stiff competition from the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East, while the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros look like they’ll both cruise to another division title. In the NL, the Central might be the most competitive division in the MLB, while the East has four teams vying for the playoffs, as well as the lowly Miami Marlins. In the NL West, the Los Angeles Dodgers seem poised to reign supreme once again, but can they finally get over the hump and win the World Series?

Only time will tell, by my fearless predictions say otherwise. After correctly predicting the Chicago Cubs to break their curse and defeat the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, my predictions haven’t quite been as on point. Maybe that’ll change this year. Here are my 2019 MLB Predictions ⬇️

All stats come from FanGraphs and Dan Szymborski‘s ZiPS projections

AMERICAN LEAGUE

AL EAST AL CENTRAL AL WEST
Red Sox 96-66 Indians 89-73 Astros 93-69
Yankees 92-70 Twins 83-79 Athletics 84-78
Rays 89-73 White Sox 74-88 Angels 81-81
Blue Jays 75-87 Tigers 67-95 Mariners 73-89
Orioles 60-102 Royals 64-98 Rangers 71-91

AL Wild Cards: New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays

NATIONAL LEAGUE

NL EAST NL CENTRAL NL WEST
Nationals 90-72 Brewers 89-73 Dodgers 94-68
Phillies 89-73 Cubs 88-74 Rockies 86-76
Braves 88-74 Cardinals 86-76 Padres 79-83
Mets 85-77 Reds 81-81 D-Backs 74-88
Marlins 61-101 Pirates 77-85 Giants 72-90

NL Wild Cards: Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs

PLAYOFFS

Wild Card Round

ALNew York Yankees over Tampa Bay Rays

NLPhiladelphia Phillies over Chicago Cubs

Divisional Round

ALNew York Yankees over Boston Red Sox

AL: Houston Astros over Cleveland Indians

NLLos Angeles Dodgers over Philadelphia Phillies

NL: Washington Nationals over Milwaukee Brewers

Championship Series

ALNew York Yankees over Houston Astros

NL: Washington Nationals over Los Angeles Dodgers.

World Series

Washington Nationals over New York Yankees.

AWARDS

  • AL MVPMike Trout, CF, Angels
  • NL MVPJuan Soto, LF, Nationals
  • AL Cy YoungTrevor Bauer, SP, Indians
  • NL Cy Young: Max Scherzer, SP, Nationals
  • AL Rookie of the Year: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Blue Jays
  • NL Rookie of the YearPete Alonso, 1B, Mets
  • AL Manager of the YearKevin Cash, Rays
  • NL Manager of the YearDave Martinez, Nationals

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