MLB Season Predictions

With spring training coming to an end, the regular season can start. The game has changed a lot since last season. Bigger bases are in the discussion, big faces of the game are on different teams, and payroll for teams has gotten drastically lower. In light of the season starting, I’d like to give out my predictions for each division of the MLB.

MLB Season Predictions

American League-

East: The American League East is full of offensive teams who are dangerous late in the season. The Rays, Bluejays, and Yankees are all top 10 teams in the MLB right now. So many offensive threats on each team help them win close games and secure the ones that aren’t close. 

West: The Astros and Angels are the teams in the West that should be taken seriously. The Astros are a little less strong because they lost Carlos Correa to the Twins. The Angels, however, haven’t lost any of their players from last season. Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout started the season with a boom by both hitting multiple home runs in spring training.

Central: while the Central division isn’t very highly viewed by some people, two of the most underrated teams in the MLB, the Chicago White Sox, and the Minnesota Twins, call this division home. The Twins recently received star shortstop Carlos Correa from the Astros, pitcher Sonny Gray from the New York Yankees, and catcher Gary Sanchez from the Yankees.

The New York Yankees stand before a large crowd at Yankee Stadium awaiting their Opening Day game against the Boston Red Sox


Top 5… teams

  1. Blue jays
  2. Yankees
  3. Rays
  4. White Sox
  5. Twins

American League MVP will be… Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 

Vladdy G is a two-way third baseman who gets the job done on offense and defense. Last season Guerrero hit 48 home runs and managed a .311 batting average. Defensively He had a .992 fielding percentage which is nearly perfect.

National League-

East: The NL East is a lot less powerful this year considering that one of their biggest stars, Freddie Freeman, got traded to the Dodgers. The NL East is home to the most recent World Series Champion, the Atlanta Braves, and one of the youngest teams in the league, the Miami Marlins

West: The NL West is questionably the best division in terms of talent in Major League Baseball. The Padres, the Giants, and the Dodgers all have their own stars and strengths. The wild west definitely benefited the most from the various trades made after the lockout.

Central: Truthfully, the only superpower in this division is the Cardinals. They’re off to a hot start and they have their list of developing stars and seasoned veterans. The Cardinals will be a playoff team if they can cut down on the small flaws in their game.

Top 5 teams…

  1. Dodgers
  2. Braves
  3. Marlins
  4. Cardinals
  5. Padres

National League MVP will be… Jazz Chisholm Jr.

To some, this might be a very wild pick, but to me, it makes perfect sense. Chisholm is one of the best young players in the MLB. At shortstop, he can make a tough play look routine. At the plate, he’s deadly. He had 115 hits in his rookie season with 18 home runs. He is next up.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. watches a home-run ball fly into the stands

American League Champions… Tampa Bay Rays

They shocked the world in 2020 by making it to the World Series but came a bit short in the postseason in 2021. As a rebuilding team, the Rays are doing a great job of getting players that they need to fill spots. If they acquire more good players, they can be a champion caliber team.

National League Champions… Los Angeles Dodgers

This to me is the most logical choice. Let’s face it, the Dodgers are a super team. Similar to the 2014 Seattle Seahawks, this team is full of superstars and veterans that will be really tough to beat.

World Series Champions… Los Angeles Dodgers

Again, the Dodgers will be very hard to beat. It pains me to say it but my Yankees will most likely get knocked out of the playoffs in the divisional series. These predictions may not strike some people as logical but to me, they make sense.