May Update: 2017 Predictions

Here is the link to my preseason MLB predictions…so far, I’m not dead wrong a month into the season.

2017 Standings as of May 1, compared to [my predictions]

AL East:

Orioles 15–8 [Red Sox 88–74]

Yankees 15–8 [Blue Jays 86–76]

Red Sox 13–11 [Orioles 85–77]

Rays 12–14 [Yankees 82–80]

Blue Jays 8–17 [Rays 80–82]

AL Central:

Indians 14–10 [Indians 93–69]

White Sox 13–10 [Tigers 84–78]

Twins 12–11 [Royals 79–83]

Tigers 12–12 [White Sox 74–88]

Royals 7–16 [Twins 76–95]

AL West:

Astros 16–9 [Rangers 90–72]

Angels 14–13 [Astros 87–75]

Athletics 11–14 [Mariners 82–80]

Rangers 11–14 [Angels 78–84]

Mariners 11–14 [Athletics 63–99]

NL East:

Nationals 17–8 [Nationals 93–69]

Marlins 11–12 [Mets 85–77]

Phillies 11–12 [Marlins 79–83]

Braves 10–13 [Phillies 74–88]

Mets 10–14 Braves [70–92]

NL Central:

Cubs 13–11 [Cubs 98–64]

Brewers 13–13 [Pirates 83–79]

Cardinals 12–12 [Cardinals 82–80]

Reds 11–13 [Brewers 76–86]

Pirates 11–13 [Reds 68–94]

NL West:

Rockies 16–10 [Dodgers 91–71]

D’Backs 16–11 [Giants 89–73]

Dodgers 14–12 [D’Backs 79–83]

Padres 11–16 [Rockies 77–85]

Giants 9–17 [Padres 67–95]

AL MVP:

Mike Trout — still a safe pick

AL Rookie of the Year:

Andrew Benintendi — I still like this pick, even though Aaron Judge is tearing the cover off the baseball right now. I’ll take the base hit and gap-to-gap hitter in Benintendi over Judge in a full 162 game season.

AL Comeback POTY:

Michael Brantley — still like this pick as well.

AL CY Young:

Corey Kluber — could be anyone’s guess this early.

NL MVP:

Bryce Harper

NL Rookie of the Year:

Dansby Swanson — still not really sure who else could take it from Swanson t this point.

NL Comeback POTY:

Kyle Schwarber — I like Ryan Zimmerman to take this. A major league-leader in HR’s, RBI’s, hits and batting average. He shows no sign of slowing down and the Nats need him to provide runs since Adam Eaton will be out the rest of the season.

NL CY Young:

Clayton Kershaw

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