With the MLB season finally underway after months of uncertainty and arguments, I give you my 2020 MLB season predictions.
With the addition of Garrit Cole to their starting rotation and Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge looking healthy, the Bronx Bombers are looking to make a push towards the World Series.
2. Tampa Bay Rays 36-24
With a stellar starting rotation and bullpen to backup solid hitting, the Tampa Bay Rays are looking towards another solid season for 2020.
3. Boston Red Sox 29-31
Without Chris Sale for the year, their pitching staff is as weak as ever, and batting isn’t going to carry them the whole way.
4. Toronto Blue Jays 27-33
With a lot of young and unproven talent and the addition of Hyun-Jin Ryu to their pitching staff, the Blue Jays are looking to make some noise in the coming years.
5. Baltimore Orioles 16-44
The Orioles are bad. Without Trey Mancini for an unknown amount of time, they are going to be the punching bag for the AL East and are going to get hit hard.
They have the bats, their pitching is solid, and they are an all around good team. Along with their division, the Twins are a no brainer in my mind to take the AL Central.
2. Cleveland Indians 32-28
The Indians are slowly falling down from where they were in 2016 but still have players like Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana to push them forward this year.
3. Chicago White Sox 31-29
With solid bats, along with great young talent coming up this year in Luis Robert, the only thing the White Sox are missing is solid pitching.
4. Kansas City Royals 23-37
The Royals are a Team that has some great young talent but still has more years left in their rebuild before they become an evident threat.
5. Detroit Tigers 20-40
The worst team in baseball last year, boasting a .292 win percentage, is better but still really bad.
While no one likes them and the generated crowd noise should boo them during their games, they still are a very solid team with Bregman, Altuve, and Verlander, along with many other very talented players including Yordan Alveres, making them a very good team.
2. Oakland Athletics 37-23
While 37 wins is a lot in this short season, I don’t see why the A’s can't get there. They have a fairly easy schedule and are one of the most balanced and all around solid teams in the MLB.
3. Los Angeles Angels 32-28
While in the long run this team would struggle with pitching, a shortened season, along with the addition of Anthony Rendon and Shoehei Ohtani coming back to pitching, the Angels could make waves in the short season.
4. Texas Rangers 25-35
The Rangers are a team with weak pitching and okay batting that in turn isn’t going to push them in a winning direction for 2020.
5. Seattle Mariners 20-40
Not much to say about the Mariners other than the simple fact that they aren’t going to do much this year with a lack of depth and talent on both sides of the ball.
With the loss of Markaikas and the Puig deal failing, along with Freddy Freeman getting hit hard with the Coronavirus, the Braves are still solid on both sides of the ball with Acuna and Albeis leading the charge.
2. New York Mets 33-27
With great batting led by Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil, along with the addition of Dellin Betances in the bullpen, the only question for the Mets this year is their pitching depth without Syndergaard.
3. Washington Nationals 32-28
Coming off a World Series title, the Nationals are looking very solid with one of the best three game rotations out there in Sherzer, Strausberg, and Corbin. Along with decent batting led by Juan Soto, the main question is in the clubhouse with the loss of Ryan Zimmerman.
4. Philadelphia Phillies 30-30
With solid batting and the additions of Didi Gregorious and Zack Wheeler to their lineup the, only problem is their pitching depth.
5. Miami Marlins 21-39
There isn't much to say about the Marlins other than they are in probably the toughest division. This means forty of their games are going to be against tough division opponents, so they are going to end up being a punching bag for the rest of the NL East.
While this might surprise some people, I think that the Cubs have a good team with very solid batting. The only negative I see with them is their starting pitching and bullpen depth.
2. Cincinnati Reds 35-25
With very solid starting pitching and batting, along with one of the easiest schedules in baseball, the Reds have quickly emerged as a team to look out for in 2020.
3. St.Louis Cardinals 32-28
With solid batting and some young talent, the Cardinals are a solid team that could possibly make a run in 2020.
4. Milwaukee Brewers 31-29
The Brewers have a very solid lineup with Christian Yelich and Josh Hader, but even though they have good bats and the best closer in the league, they don’t have great depth in their bullpen and starting rotation.
5. Pittsburgh Pirates 21-39
The Pirates traded away many of their better players including Starling Marte and made some deals that were questionable, like getting Chris Archer from the Rays, all of this makes them one of the worst teams in baseball.
The Dodgers have great batting and pitching, along with the new addition of Mookie Betts to their roster, the Dodgers are shaping up to be a World Series contender in 2020.
2. San Diego Padres 30-30
While they have very good players in Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, they still need a couple more years to develop their team a little more, but in a short season they are one of the teams that could do some damage and make a run.
3. Colorado Rockies 28-32
They have really solid batting but no real pitching depth in the bullpen, and it’s their starting rotation which is what really brings them down.
4. Arizona Diamondbacks 27-33
The Diamondbacks have solid players especially after gaining Starling Marte from the Pirates. They have okay pitching but lack depth on their pitching within the bullpen.
5. San Francisco Giants 22-38
Without Posey, the Giants really have no one that is going to have an impact on the field. They have pretty bad pitching and batting and are just overall a weak team.
Well, those are my 2020 MLB season predictions. I hope you enjoyed them, and if you want to hear me going over my predictions on The Show To Be Named Later, the video is down below. I did make some changes to teams records but no significant ones.