These predictions were made simply by calculating what each teams record would be against each team they play against. If you don't understand, here's an example. Team A will play each team in there division 1o times. Let's take a team in there division, Team B. Now, all we have to do, is say what would there record be against team B. Then, you do that for all the teams. It's quite simple. Anyways, here are my predictions.
With the addition of Gerrit Cole, although they are not my World Series pick, they are in a great spot to win it all this year. With Judge leading the way with the bats, and Cole leading the rotation, even without the rotation this team still has solid pitching depth. Starting pitching at the end of the year last year was a huge problem. As long as the rotation can stay healthy, even without Betances this team will have good depth in all areas.
(Yankees win a 1 game playoff series to determine the winner of the division)
The loss of Tommy Pham will minimally hurt this team. Blake Snell will have a bounce back year and Castillo plus Alvarado will continue to lead the pen. Morton will have another solid year and so will Meadows. Glasnow with the season being 60 games will definitely be able to stay healthy the whole way through and have a great year. Adames will have a good year and Zunino will have a career year. Watch out for this team in 2020.
The Red Sox offense replicates a great team. The Red Sox pitching however, doesn't really represent a great team. You have one good pitcher in the rotation with Sale out in which is Eduardo Rodriguez who is coming off of a career year. Workman as well had a career year last year but he's just about it in the bullpen. Xander, Raffy, and JD Martinez should continue to lead this offense and win them plenty of games. The problem is, is the pitching staff of course who will probably lose them a bunch of games. The offense will carry this team throughout the season.
The Blue Jays have such a talented young core but they are not ready to compete yet as they still have some developing to do. The signing of Ryu was great and Giles will be able to shut the door night in and night out. They will be a fun team to watch. In 3 years this team is a championship contender. Right now, they still need guys to develop like Biggio, Bichette, and Vladdy Jr. just to name a few. This team will win some games and put up a good fight, but in the end this team is just too young.
I mean is there much to say? Not really. This team has minimal talent and is a bottom dweller for sure.
AL ROY - Brendan McKay
NL ROY - Gavin Lux
This year Ronald Acuña will go off to win an MVP award. His numbers have just gotten better each year and this year will be the year for Acuña, and the Braves as they are my world series pick. Mike Soroka should have another stellar year and be a top pitcher in the league. The loss of the aging Josh Donaldson won't hurt this team at all, as they do have the talent of Marcell Ozuna. The pen has amazing depth and will continue to be one of the top bullpens in the league. The only reason I have them as the same record as the Yankees is primarily because of the Braves tougher division. This year, is the year for the Braves.
Aaron Nola should continue to command the rotation very well along with the help of FA signing Zach Wheeler. Didi Gregorious should be a great addition and Rhys Hoskins should definitely have a breakout year. Bryce Harper should have a solid year too. The problem is, the division is so tough that this team is not a 32-28 team. It's the division. Before the season started and before we figured out it was canceled, I had the Phillies making the playoffs as the wild card along with the Cardinals, who I had as the second wild card.
Pete Alonso should have another good year as he should command the Mets young core along with Jeff Mcneil. Jacob deGrom is, and will remain the best pitcher in the league as he will lead the rotation. The loss of Syndergaard will not be that big of a loss considering they have depth in all areas of the staff. This is another team that is a potential playoff team but goes .500 because of the division. This is also the case for every NL East Team. All the teams just playing the division means they're records won't show the talent of the team. I have the Mets at 88 wins for a regular season just missing the playoffs, but they fall to .500 because of the division.
The loss of Anthony Rendon was way too big for this team to have a shot at having a good year. They have a great rotation, but not enough bats. Eaton, Kendrick and Thames are all aging players. The exciting talent of Juan Soto is awesome and really fun to watch, but not enough. Considering all of these factors plus world series hangover, it's safe to say the Nationals won't be going anywhere this year.
This team I considered putting ahead of the Nationals. Incredible additions such as Aguilar, Villar and Dickerson, Yammamoto will continue to ace this young rotation, along with Alcantra and Urena who I have a lot of disrespect for because of the time that Urena hit Acuna. The truth is, these bottom 4 teams in the NL East, could be switched around in any order. I do have a confident feeling of the Nats not doing well, but other then that the Marlins are potential playoff contenders, and so are the Phils and Mets. This team will be a playoff team by 2022 and maybe even by 2021, as they have a great mix of veteran and young talent along with some great prospects like JJ Bleday and Jazz Chisholm. The problem is, the pieces were just put together, and the young guys need developing. Don't sleep on this team though.