Every Prediction for the 2020 MLB Season

After 9 months we've finally made it, It's Opening Day! This season is definitely going to be different than most, but that doesn't mean it's not going to be enjoyable. Down below I've listed my predictions for standings, playoffs, and awards. I'm not going to explain my picks for each singular thing because there's no use in explaining something that hasn't happened yet but I feel like everything I predicted has a good chance of happening. With that being said, I know that most of these are going to be wrong and it's more of a fun thing to look back at once the season is over to see how I did. I will say that the N.L Wild Card race is going to be an insane battle between 6 or 7 teams so I felt as if that was the hardest thing to predict. Everything else was just gut feelings, so we'll see in about 2 months how close they are to happening. 

* Denotes Wild Card Berth

A.L East        A.L Central        A.L  West 

Yankees 37-23, W Sox 36-24, Astros 37-23

Rays 33-27, Twins* 34-26, Athletics* 34-26 

Red Sox 31-29, Indians 31-29, Angels 29-31

Toronto 26-34, Royals 25-35, Rangers 29-31

Orioles 20-40, Tigers 21-39, Mariners 19-41

N.L East        N.L Central       N.L West

Braves 35-25, Cubs 35-25, Dodgers 41-19

Mets* 34-26, Reds*34-26, D’backs 33-27

Nats 32-28, Cardinals 32-28, Padres 28-32

Phillies 31-29, Brewers 29-31, Rockies 26-34

Marlins 21-39, Pirates 23-37, Giants 24-36

 

Playoffs: 

American League

Wild Card: Athletics over Twins 

Division Series: Athletics over Astros (3-2), Yankees over White Sox (3-1)

Championship Series: Yankees over Athletics (4-1)

National League 

Wild Card: Mets over Reds 

Division Series: Dodgers over Mets (3-1), Cubs over Braves (3-2)

Championship Series: Dodgers over Cubs (4-2) 

World Series 

Dodgers over Yankees (4-2) 

World Series MVP: Cody Bellinger (Los Angeles Dodgers)

(Picture Credit: Yahoo! Sports)

American League Manager of the Year: Rick Renteria, Chicago White Sox 

(Picture Credit: NBC Chicago)

Runner Ups: Aaron Boone (New York Yankees) and Bob Melvin (Oakland Athletics)

National League Manager of the Year: David Bell, Cincinnati Reds

(Picture Credit: The Athletic) 

Runner Ups: David Ross (Chicago Cubs) and Dave Roberts (Los Angeles Dodgers) 

American League Rookie of the Year: Luis Robert, Chicago White Sox

(Picture Credit: Southside Showdown)

Runner Ups: Jesus Luzardo (Oakland Athletics) and Justin Dunn (Seattle Mariners)

National League Rookie of the Year: Carter Kieboom, Washington Nationals

(Picture Credit: Washington Post)

Runner Ups: Brendan Rodgers (Colorado Rockies) and Shogo Akiyama (Cincinnati Reds)

American League Cy Young: Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians 

(Picture Credit: Let's Go Tribe)

Runner Ups: Zack Greinke (Houston Astros), Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees), Lucas Giolito (Chicago White Sox), Charlie Morton (Tampa Bay Rays)

National League Cy Young: Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers 

(Picture Credit: Dodger Insider)

Runner Ups: Jacob deGrom (New York Mets), Stephen Strasburg (Washington Nationals), Chris Paddack (San Diego Padres), Luke Weaver (Arizona Diamondbacks)

American League MVP: Matt Chapman, Oakland Athletics 

(Picture Credit: Orange County Register)

Runner Ups: Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels), Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Austin Meadows (Tampa Bay Rays), Josh Donaldson (Minnesota Twins)

National League MVP: Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves

(Picture Credit: FiveThirtyEight)

Runner Ups: Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies), Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers), Juan Soto (Washington Nationals), Eugenio Suarez (Cincinnati Reds)

- Andrew Gardner, UNH '23   

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