2013 BYB staff predictions

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The BYB staff has a spotty history at best when it comes to this -- seriously, Kurt picked the Rockies to win the World Series last year -- but we're still giving it a go in 2013.

If I were to pick a winner from last year's staff predictions, it would have to be Melissa, who picked six of the 12 playoff teams (including the Washington Nationals' surprise appearance), was spot on in her picks for AL MVP and NL Rookie of the Year (Bryce Harper), and correctly predicted that the Tigers' season would end in the World Series.

As for the rest of us? Well, it wasn't pretty. I was the lone staff member to not pick Cabrera to win the MVP, but in my defense Robinson Cano had a pretty good season. We all thought Brennan Boesch was the player to watch out for. And hey, at least I didn't pick the Colorado Rockies to win anything.

Anyway, onto this year's predictions!

Tigers projections

Kurt Al Rob Alli Patrick Les Brian PCB
Tigers record 95-67 94-68 93-69 91-71 92-70 93-69 95-67 110-52
Tigers division rank 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
How far the team goes W.S. W.S. W.S. W.S. W.S. Anaheim?* W.S. W.S.
First call-up Duane Below Quintin Berry Danny Worth Bruce Rondon Rondon Worth Luis Marte Marte
Best Rookie Bruce Rondon Nick Castellanos Castellanos Avisail Garcia Castellanos Castellanos Rondon Marte
Breakout Player Jhonny Peralta Nick Castellanos Brayan Villarreal Rick Porcello Porcello Castellanos Porcello Andy Dirks
MVP Miguel Cabrera Cabrera Cabrera Cabrera Cabrera Cabrera Cabrera Justin Verlander

*Apparently Les got confused here. And actually, Seattle would be further than Anaheim.

AL projections

Kurt Al Rob Alli Patrick Les Brian PCB
AL East Yankees Rays Orioles Orioles Rays Rays Rays Orioles
AL Central Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers
AL West Angels Angels Angels Angels Angels Angels Angels A's
AL Wild Cards Red Sox / A's Blue Jays / Rangers Rays / A's Blue Jays / A's Blue Jays / Rangers Blue Jays / A's Blue Jays / Rangers Blue Jays / Angels
AL MVP Mike Trout Trout Yoenis Cespedes Jose Bautista Cabrera Cabrera Trout Prince Fielder
AL Cy Young Justin Verlander Verlander Verlander Verlander Verlander Verlander Verlander Phil Coke
AL RoY Wil Myers Myers Chris Archer Myers Myers Myers Myers Dylan Bundy
AL champion Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers

NL projections

Kurt Al Rob Alli Patrick Les Brian PCB
NL East Nationals Nationals Braves Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals
NL Central Reds Reds Reds Reds Reds Reds Reds Reds
NL West Dodgers Dodgers Giants Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Giants Giants
NL Wild Cards Brewers / Giants Braves / Giants Nationals / Dodgers Cardinals / Giants Brewers / Giants Braves / Giants Braves / Cardinals Brewers / Dodgers
NL MVP Joey Votto Votto Jason Heyward Bryce Harper Matt Kemp Votto Harper Votto
NL Cy Young Clayton Kershaw Kershaw Stephen Strasburg Kershaw Kershaw Kershaw Strasburg Strasburg
NL RoY Shelby Miller Oscar Taveras Jedd Gyorko Miller Miller Ugh the NL is so boring Gyorko Julio Teheran
NL Champion Reds Nationals Braves Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals

World Series winner

Kurt Al Rob Alli Patrick Les Brian PCB
WORLD SERIES Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers Tigers

Well, we're quite the optimistic bunch. Melissa and NCDee have yet to submit their picks, but you could probably imagine who they think will win it all.

YOUR TURN!

Tigers:

Tigers record:
Tigers rank in division:
How far the Tigers go this season:
First call-up:
Tigers rookie of the year:
Breakout player:
Team MVP:

MLB:

AL East winner:
AL Central winner:
AL West winner:

AL wildcard:
AL wildcard

AL MVP:
AL Cy Young:
AL ROY:

AL champion:

NL East winner:
NL Central winner:
NL West winner:

NL wildcard:
NL wildcard:

NL MVP:
NL Cy Young:
NL ROY:

NL champion:

World Series winner:

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