Head & Heart 2017 MLB Predictions

Baseball is finally back! No one could have predicted the Curse of the Billy Goat being broken last year, but here with the reigning champion Cubs. What is in store for 2017? We make our best guesses.

Also – don’t forget to check out our all of our in depth 2017 team previews here.

American League Playoff Teams

Nick Bair:

AL East – Boston Red Sox

AL Central – Detroit Tigers

AL West – Texas Rangers

Wild Card #1 – New York Yankees

Wild Card #2 – Toronto Blue Jays

Sean Demetrakis:

AL East – Boston Red Sox

AL Central – Cleveland Indians

AL West – Texas Rangers

Wild Card #1 – Houston Astros

Wild Card #2 – Baltimore Orioles

Randy Haines:

AL East – Boston Red Sox

AL Central – Cleveland Indians

AL West – Texas Rangers

Wild Card #1 – Houston Astros

Wild Card #2 – Baltimore Orioles

National League Playoff Teams:

NB:

NL East – Washington Nationals

NL Central – St. Louis Cardinals

NL West – Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Card #1 – Chicago Cubs

Wild Card #2 – San Francisco Giants

SD:

NL East – Washington Nationals

NL Central – Chicago Cubs

NL West – Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Card #1 – San Francisco Giants

Wild Card #2 – New York Mets

RH:

NL East – Washington Nationals

NL Central – Chicago Cubs

NL West – Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Card #1 – San Francisco Giants

Wild Card #2 – St. Louis Cardinals

Award Winners:

NB:

AL MVP – Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

NL MVP – Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

AL Cy Young – Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

NL Cy Young – Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

AL Rookie of the Year – Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

NL Rookie of the Year – Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves

AL Manager of the Year – Brad Ausmus, Detroit Tigers

NL Manager of the Year – Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals

AL Home Run Champ – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

NL Home Run Champ – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

Biggest Surprise – New York Yankees

Biggest Disappointment – Cleveland Indians

SD:

AL MVP – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

NL MVP – Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

AL Cy Young – Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox

NL Cy Young – Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Rookie of the Year – Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

NL Rookie of the Year – Tyler Glasnow, Pittsburgh Pirates

AL Manager of the Year – Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles

NL Manager of the Year – Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs

AL Home Run Champ – Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

NL Home Run Champ – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

Biggest Surprise – Atlanta Braves

Biggest Disappointment – Toronto Blue Jays

RH:

AL MVP – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

NL MVP – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

AL Cy Young – Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

NL Cy Young – Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

AL Rookie of the Year – Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox

NL Rookie of the Year – Manuel Margot, San Diego Padres

AL Manager of the Year – AJ Hinch, Houston Astros

NL Manager of the Year – Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Home Run Champ – Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

NL Home Run Champ – Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Biggest Surprise – Colorado Rockies

Biggest Disappointment – New York Mets

World Series Matchup:

NB: Washington Nationals over Texas Rangers.

SD: Chicago Cubs over Boston Red Sox.

RH: Cleveland Indians over Chicago Cubs.

-Nick Bair, Sean Demetrakis, and Randy Haines

Photo Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

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