Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Sports Spectrum 2018 MLB Predictions

Baseball is BACK!

The 2018 season begins today. Here’s how we see this year shaping out.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

AL East: New York Yankees

AL Central: Cleveland Indians

AL West: Houston Astros

AL wild cards (2): Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox

Aaron Judge during 2018 Spring Training. (Photo Courtesy: Tom Hagerty/Flickr)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

NL East: Washington Nationals

NL Central: Chicago Cubs

NL West: Colorado Rockies

NL wild cards (2): Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

AL Champion: Indians over Yankees in 6

NL Champion: Nationals over Rockies in 5

WORLD SERIES

Indians over Nationals in 7

Corey Kluber in a 2016 game. (Photo Courtesy: Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr)

AL MVP: Mike Trout, Angels

NL MVP: Cody Bellinger, Dodgers

AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber, Indians

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

AL Rookie of the Year: Willie Calhoun, Rangers

NL Rookie of the Year: Ronald Acuna, Braves

AL Manager of the Year: Aaron Boone, Yankees

NL Manager of the Year: Bud Black, Rockies

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