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Bless You Boys staff predictions for the 2018 MLB season

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Congratulations to the Astros on clinching the AL West title.

Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Ah, it’s that time of year again. Here at Bless You Boys, we publish our annual predictions on the eve of the MLB regular season. Normally, they are horribly wrong. Like when I thought the Seattle Mariners would make the playoffs last year (somehow, they let me run this place).

However, thanks to the recent advent of “super teams” throughout the league, things have gotten a little easier to predict lately. Seven of our writers nailed the three American League division winners last year, and five got all three NL division champs correct. This year has offered even more consistency, with just a couple of brave souls willing to pick against the six projected favorites across baseball. Luckily, the other races get a bit more interesting.

Onto the predictions!

Detroit Tigers

Name Tigers record Division rank Team MVP Rookie of the Year Breakout player
Name Tigers record Division rank Team MVP Rookie of the Year Breakout player
Rob 74-88 3 Miguel Cabrera Dawel Lugo Matt Boyd
Jay 71-91 4 Shane Greene Mike Gerber Dixon Machado
Peter 63-99 5 Michael Fulmer Niko Goodrum Joe Jimenez
Ashley 72-90 4 Daniel Norris Lugo Mikie Mahtook
Kyle 76-86 3 Cabrera Lugo Daniel Norris
Zane 73-89 3 Cabrera Lugo Jeimer Candelario
Jeff 58-104 5 Nick Castellanos Victor Reyes James McCann
John 69-93 4 Cabrera Lugo Candelario
Chris 72-90 4 Cabrera Lugo Candelario
Ron 75-85 3 Fulmer Lugo JaCoby Jones
Fielder'sChoice 67-95 4 Cabrera Christin Stewart Norris
Cam 72-90 4 Cabrera Gerber Norris
Patrick W. 70-92 4 Cabrera Reyes Machado
Brandon 69-93 5 Cabrera Goodrum Norris
Jason 64-98 5 Castellanos Goodrum Boyd
Patrick O. 59-103 5 Fulmer Gerber Candelario

American League

Name AL East AL Central AL West AL Wild Card AL Wild Card AL MVP AL Cy Young AL ROY
Name AL East AL Central AL West AL Wild Card AL Wild Card AL MVP AL Cy Young AL ROY
Rob Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Blue Jays Francisco Lindor Luis Severino Gleyber Torres
Jay Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Twins Mike Trout Chris Sale Shohei Ohtani
Peter Yankees Twins Astros Indians Angels Jose Altuve Justin Verlander Franklin Barreto
Ashley Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Rays Trout Sale Ohtani
Kyle Yankees Indians Astros Twins Red Sox Trout Verlander Ohtani
Zane Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Angels Trout Verlander Ohtani
Jeff Red Sox Indians Astros Angels Yankees J.D. Martinez Corey Kluber Willy Adames
John Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Angels Giancarlo Stanton Verlander Adames
Chris Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Twins Stanton Verlander Torres
Ron Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Angels Altuve Verlander Adames
Fielder'sChoice Yankees Indians Astros Blue Jays Angels Carlos Correa Severino Ohtani
Cam Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Blue Jays Trout Verlander Torres
Patrick W. Yankees Indians Astros Twins Red Sox Stanton Kluber Torres
Brandon Yankees Indians Astros Angels Red Sox Trout Verlander Ohtani
Jason Yankees Cleveland Astros Red Sox Mariners Aaron Judge Kluber Ohtani
Patrick O. Yankees Indians Astros Red Sox Angels Trout Verlander Francisco Mejia

National League

Name NL East NL Central NL West NL Wild Card NL Wild Card NL MVP NL Cy Young NL ROY
Name NL East NL Central NL West NL Wild Card NL Wild Card NL MVP NL Cy Young NL ROY
Rob Nationals Cubs Dodgers Cardinals Phillies Bryce Harper Carlos Martinez Ronald Acuna
Jay Nationals Cubs Dodgers Cardinals Brewers Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Acuna
Peter Nationals Cubs Dodgers Phillies Brewers Nolan Arenado Kershaw Victor Robles
Ashley Nationals Cubs Dodgers Cardinals Phillies Harper Max Scherzer Acuna
Kyle Nationals Cubs Dodgers Cardinals Giants Harper Kershaw Robles
Zane Nationals Cubs Dodgers Giants Rockies Arenado Kershaw Acuna
Jeff Nationals Cardinals Dodgers Cubs Braves Joey Votto Scherzer Scott Kingery
John Nationals Cubs Dodgers Cardinals Phillies Rhys Hoskins Kershaw Acuna
Chris Nationals Cubs Dodgers D-Backs Cardinals Kris Bryant Kershaw Robles
Ron Nationals Cubs Dodgers Phillies D-Backs Harper Scherzer Acuna
Fielder'sChoice Nationals Cardinals Dodgers Cubs Rockies Paul Goldschmidt Noah Syndergaard Lewis Brinson
Cam Nationals Cubs Dodgers Brewers Cardinals Votto Kershaw Acuna
Patrick W. Nationals Cubs Dodgers D-Backs Phillies Nolan Arenado Kershaw Brinson
Brandon Nationals Cubs Dodgers Brewers Rockies Bryant Martinez Acuna
Jason Nationals Cubs Dodgers D-Backs Rockies Votto Scherzer Acuna
Patrick O. Nationals Brewers Dodgers Cubs Rockies Bryant Scherzer Robles

World Series

Name AL Pennant NL Pennant World Series
Name AL Pennant NL Pennant World Series
Rob Yankees Cubs Yankees
Jay Astros Cubs Cubs
Peter Astros Dodgers Astros
Ashley Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Kyle Yankees Dodgers Dodgers
Zane Yankees Cubs Yankees
Jeff Angels Nationals Angels
John Yankees Dodgers Dodgers
Chris Astros Cubs Astros
Ron Astros Dodgers Astros
Fielder'sChoice Indians Dodgers Dodgers
Cam Astros Cubs Astros
Patrick W. Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Brandon Astros Nationals Astros
Jason Yankees Dodgers Dodgers
Patrick O. Astros Dodgers Dodgers

Your turn!

Tigers record
Division rank
Team MVP
Rookie of the Year
Breakout player

AL East
AL Central
AL West
AL Wild Card
AL Wild Card
AL MVP
AL Cy Young
AL Rookie of the Year

NL East
NL Central
NL West
NL Wild Card
NL Wild Card
NL MVP
NL Cy Young
NL Rookie of the Year

AL Pennant
NL Pennant
World Series winner