2016 MLB Predictions

With Spring Training in bloom it’s time to look at both team and player projections for the upcoming MLB season and what a season it should be! American League Predictions:  AL EAST Preview: Projected AL East Standings: Blue Jays 93-69, Yankees 90-72, Red Sox 85-77, Rays 80-82, Orioles 77-85 AL East Offense Power Ranks: 1.Blue Jays, 2.Red Sox 3.Yankees, 4.Orioles, 5.Rays […]

Pre Spring Training MLB Power Rankings #1 Chicago Cubs

Coming in as the top dog one day before spring training the Chicago Cubs. Projected Record:101-61 1st in the NL Central (NL Central Champs) Potential Lineup: CF Heyward #22, 2B Zobrist #18, 3B Bryant #17, 1B Rizzo #44, LF Schwarber #12, RF Soler #68, C Montero #47, SS Russell #27, Pitcher Potential Rotation: 1.Lester #34, 2.Arrieta #49, 3.Lackey #41, 4.Hendricks #28, 5.Hammel #39 Potential Bullpen: CL Rodon […]

Pre Spring Training MLB Power Rankings #2 Kansas City Royals

Coming in at number two the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. Projected Record: 94-68 1st in the AL Central (AL Central Champs) Potential Lineup: SS Escobar #2, 3B Moustakas #8, CF Cain #6, 1B Hosmer #35, DH Morales #25, LF Gordon #4, C Perez #13, 2B Infante #14, RF Dyson #1 Potential Rotation: 1.Volquez #36, 2.Ventura #30, 3.Kennedy #31, 4.Duffy #41, 5.Young #32 Potential […]

Pre Spring Training MLB Power Rankings #3 Houston Astros

Coming in at number three the young and loaded Houston Astros. Projected Record: 95-67 1st in the AL West (AL West Champs) Potential Lineup: 2B Altuve #27,RF Springer #4, SS Correa #1, LF Rasmus #28, DH Tucker #20, CF Gomez #30, 1B Singleton #21, 3B Valbuena #18, C Castro #15 Potential Rotation: 1.Keuchel #60, 2.McHugh #31, 3.Fires #54 , 4.Feldman #46, 5.Fister #58 Potential Bullpen: CL […]

Pre Spring Training MLB Power Rankings #4 St.Louis Cardinals

Coming in at #4 the St. Louis Cardinals. Projected Record: 97-65 2nd in the NL Central (First NL Wild Card) Potential Lineup: 3B Carpenter #13, 2B Wong #16, LF Holliday #7, 1B Adams #32, SS Peralta #27, C Molina #4, CF Grichuk #15, RF Piscotty #55, Pitcher Potential Rotation: 1.Wainwright #50, 2.Leake #8, 3.Martinez #18, 4.Wacha #52, 5.Garcia #54 Potential Bullpen: CL Rosenthal #26, 8th Siegrist #46, 7th Walden […]

Khris Davis to Oakland in a Surprising Deal

OAKLAND- Billy Beane does not know what it means to “rebuild”. Once more the man behind Moneyball has surprised baseball once more, this time by trading prospects Jacob Nottingham and Bubba Derby for power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis. This deal is quite risky for Brew Crew, as Nottingham and Derby are both 6th rounders who were […]

Pre Spring Training MLB Power Rankings #5 Pittsburgh Pirates

We crack into the top 5 of the power rankings with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Projected Record: 95-67 3rd in the NL Central (2nd NL Wild Card)  Potential Lineup: RF Polanco #25, 3B Harrison #5, CF McCutchen #22, LF Marte #8, 1B Jaso #28, C Cervelli #29, SS Mercer #10, 2B Hanson #63, Pitcher Potential Rotation: 1.Cole #45, 2.Liriano #47, 3.Niese #18, 4.Vogelsong #14, 5.Locke #49 Potential […]

MLB Top 5: Catchers

The catcher position, often overlooked, ranks among the most important on the field. Catchers hold the responsibility of quality offense, defense, and increasing the effectiveness of a pitching staff. Only three catchers have won the MVP in the last 35 years, but many have been deserving. While some may say the current day […]

Pre Spring Training MLB Power Rankings #6 Toronto Blue Jays

My projected winner of the AL East the offense heavy Toronto Blue Jays. Projected Record: 93-69 1st in the AL East (AL East Champs)  Potential Lineup: SS Tulowitzki #2, 3B Donaldson #20, RF Bautista #19, DH Encarnacion #10, 1B Collebello #15, C Martin  #55, LF Saunders #21, 2B Gonis #17, CF Pillar #11 Potential Rotation: 1.Stroman #6, 2.Dickey  #43, 3.Estrada #25, 4.Happ #33, 5 Sanchez #41 […]

Pre Spring Training MLB Power Rankings #7 Arizona Diamondbacks

Coming in at number seven my pick to take home the NL West Crown the Arizona Diamondbacks. Projected Record: 93-69 1st in the NL West (NL WEST Champs)  Potential Lineup: CF Pollock #11, 2B Segura #2 , 3B Lamb #19, 1B Goldschmidt #44, C Castillo #7, LF Peralta #6, RF Tomas #24, SS Ahmed #13, Pitcher Potential Rotation: 1.Greinke #21, 2.Corbin #46, 3.Miller #26, 4.De […]