MLB Bold Predictions for 2018 Season

By kaplanssportstory
Mar. 05, 2018

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

With just a few weeks away from opening day, spring training has already started. For the third consecutive year, I will have one bold prediction for each MLB team for the upcoming season.

NL East: New York Mets: Matt Harvey has a bounce back season under new manager Mickey Callaway and Harvey wins the NL CY Young Award.

Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper will hit 55 homeruns and 135 RBI's.

Philadelphia Phillies: The Phillies finish with a .500 record.

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman will have a .300 batting average.

Miami Marlins: They will finish with the worst record in baseball.

NL Central: Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber will stay healthy for a full season and hit 40 homeruns.

St. Louis Cardinals: They will finish the season under .500.

Milwaukee Brewers: The Brewers 86-76 record they had last season wasn't a fluke and they get the second wild card spot in the National League.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Rookie outfielder Austin Meadows will have a .280 batting average with 25 homeruns and 80 RBI's.

Cincinnati Reds: Billy Hamilton will steal 30 bases this season.

NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers will have another rookie that over takes a veteran in the lineup.

Arizona Diamondbacks: They will miss the playoffs in 2018.

Colorado Rockies: The Rockies will lead the MLB in homeruns hit.

San Francisco Giants: Hunter Strickland will lead the MLB in saves.

San Diego Padres: They will win 75-80 games.

AL East: New York Yankees: The Yankees will hit 300 homeruns as a team.

Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers will have a batting average of .300.

Toronto Blue Jays: They will have a bounce back season and win 90 games and make the playoffs.

Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles will have a rough start and it will cause them to trade Manny Machado.

Tampa Bay Rays: Rookies Willy Adames and Jake Bauers will make an impact for the Rays and they will have a .500 record.

AL Central: Cleveland Indians: Jose Rameriz will finish in the top three for possible AL MVP Candidates.

Kansas City Royals: With core players gone, they will finish in last in the AL Central.

Minnesota Twins: Max Kepler will lead the team in RBI's.

Chicago White Sox: They will have one of the worst records in the MLB.

Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera will stay healthy a full season and hit 60 homeruns.

AL West: Houston Astros: Justin Verlander won't lose more than four games.

Los Angeles Angels: The Angels had a busy offseason and it well get them back to the MLB postseason.

Texas Rangers: Rougned Odor will have more ejections than homeruns.

Oakland Athletics: Jorge Mateo will play in the MLB at some point this season and he will have 25 stolen bases.

Seattle Mariners: Robinson Cano will lead the Mariners in homeruns.

Stay tuned next week for the MLB Preview.

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