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Official 2018 MLB Predictions

 

Below are the official predictions of Off The Wall Baseball for the 2018 season. Last season we predicted the correct World Series matchup and winner, but also had the Giants and Mets winning the two National League Wild Card spots. Let’s see how we do this year. Let us know what we think about our predictions in the comment section.

American League:

American League East: 
1. Yankees             99-63 (2)
2. Red Sox              95-67 (4)
3. Blue Jays            81-81
4. Orioles               71-91
5. Rays                    64-98

American League Central:
1. Indians               97-65 (3)
2. Twins                  85-77
3. White Sox          69-93
4. Royals                 68-94
5. Tigers                  63-99

American League West:
1. Astros                  103-59 (1)
2. Angels                  87-75 (5)
3. Mariners             79-83
4. A’s                         76-86
5. Rangers               71-91

Wild Card Game:
Red Sox (4) Beat Angels (5)

ALDS:
Astros (1) Beat Red Sox (4)
Yankees (2) Beat Indians (3)

ALCS:
Yankees (2) Beat Astros (1)

Yankees advance to the World Series

National League:

National League East:
1. Nationals              101-61 (1)
2. Phillies                  82-80
3. Mets                       81-81
4. Braves                   75-87
5. Marlins                 59-103

National League Central:
1. Cubs                       92-70 (3)
2. Cardinals               89-73 (4)
3. Brewers                 86-76 (5)
4. Pirates                    76-86
5. Reds                        70-92

National League West:
1. Dodgers                  96-66(2)
2. D’Backs                   84-78
3. Giants                      81-81
4. Rockies                    80-82
5. Padres                     70-92

NL Wild Card Game:
Cardinals (4) Beat Brewers (5)

NLDS:
Nationals (1) Beat Cardinals (4)
Cubs (3) Beat Dodgers (2)

NLCS:
Nationals (1) Beat Cubs (3)

Nationals advance to the World Series

World Series:
Yankees Defeat Nationals

Yankees are World Series Champions

Awards:

American League:
AL MVP:
Mike Trout
AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
AL Rookie of the Year: Willie Calhoun
AL Comeback Player of the Year: David Price

National League:
NL MVP: Bryce Harper
NL Cy Young: Noah Syndergaard
NL Rookie of the Year: Ronald Acuna
NL Comeback Player of the Year: Noah Syndergaard

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