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The 2020 predictions thread

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Maybe we’ll be more accurate with a 60-game season?

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It is time for us to make our annual season predictions, which could be wackier this year due to a shortened 60-game season. Anything could happen! The Royals could win the pennant! Bobby Witt, Jr. could win Rookie of the Year! Rex Hudler could win a Nobel Prize!

I asked our writing staff for their predictions, and I also got predictions from SB Nation Reacts respondents from around the league on what they thought would happen this year. Give your predictions below as well! Let’s see how wrong we can all be!

Let’s start with predictions on our Royals.

Royals predictions

Predictions Best Royals position player Best Royals pitcher Royals' record Standings
Predictions Best Royals position player Best Royals pitcher Royals' record Standings
Jesse Anderson Adalberto Mondesi Danny Duffy 25-35 4th
Ryan Heffernon Adalberto Mondesi Danny Duffy 27-33 4th
Hokius Whit Merrifield Brady Singer 25-35 4th
Josh Keiser Adalberto Mondesi Brady Singer 26-34 4th
Minda Haas Kuhlmann Hunter Dozier Brady Singer 28-32 3rd
Matthew LaMar Hunter Dozier Brady Singer 22-38 5th
Ryan Landreth Whit Merrifield Brady Singer 27-33 3rd
Bradford Lee Hunter Dozier Danny Duffy 28-32 3rd (tie)
David Lesky Whit Merrifield Danny Duffy 25-35 4th
Shaun Newkirk Whit Merrifield Danny Duffy 23-27 5th
Max Rieper Whit Merrifield Brad Keller 24-36 4th

Anything can happen, but no one has the confidence to predict a Royals winning record. Understandable, considering they began last year 19-41 after 60 games.

Let’s turn to the American League.

American League predictions

Predictions AL East AL Central AL West AL Wildcard AL Wildcard
Predictions AL East AL Central AL West AL Wildcard AL Wildcard
Jesse Anderson Yankees Twins Astros Red Sox Indians
Ryan Heffernon Yankees Twins Astros Rays Athletics
Hokius Yankees Twins Astros Rays White Sox
Josh Keiser Yankees Twins Astros Rays Athletics
Minda Haas Kuhlman Yankees Twins Astros Athletics Indians
Mathew LaMar Yankees Twins Astros Rays Angels
Ryan Landreth Rays White Sox Astros Yankees Twins
Bradford Lee Yankees Twins Astros Angels Red Sox
David Lesky Rays Indians Astros Yankees Athletics
Shaun Newkirk Rays Twins Astros Yankees Athletics
Max Rieper Rays Twins Astros Yankees Athletics

NOBODY BELIEVES IN US!

Now the National League.

National League predictions

Predictions NL East NL Central NL West NL Wildcard NL Wildcard
Predictions NL East NL Central NL West NL Wildcard NL Wildcard
Jesse Anderson Braves Cubs Dodgers Phillies Padres
Ryan Heffernon Nationals Reds Dodgers Braves Mets
Hokius Nationals Cardinals Dodgers Reds Phillies
Josh Keiser Phillies Brewers Dodgers Mets Cardinals
Minda Haas Kuhlman Braves Brewers Giants Reds Dodgers
Matthew LaMar Nationals Cubs Dodgers Reds Braves
Ryan Landreth Braves Reds Dodgers Nationals Cubs
Bradford Lee Nationals Cardinals Dodgers Braves Brewers
David Lesky Nationals Reds Dodgers Diamondbacks Braves
Shaun Newkirk Braves Cubs Dodgers Nationals Mets
Max Rieper Braves Cardinals Dodgers Nationals Mets

They’re gonna still hand out hardware at the end of the season, right?

Award predictions

Predictions AL MVP NL MVP AL Cy Young NL Cy Young AL Rookie of the Year NL Rookie of the Year
Predictions AL MVP NL MVP AL Cy Young NL Cy Young AL Rookie of the Year NL Rookie of the Year
Jesse Anderson Mike Trout, LAA Christian Yelich, MIL Gerrit Cole, NYY Max Scherzer, WSN Jo Adell, LAA Mitch Keller, PIT
Ryan Heffernon Aaron Judge, NYY Juan Soto, WSN Gerrit Cole, NYY Stephen Strasburg, WSN Luis Robert, CHW Gavin Lux, LAD
Hokius Aaron Judge, NYY Nolan Arenado, COL Gerrit Cole, NYY Max Scherzer, WSN Brady Singer, KCR Mackenzie Gore, SDP
Josh Keiser Alex Bregman, HOU Christian Yelich, MIL Gerrit Cole, NYY Max Scherzer, WSN Jesus Luzardo, OAK Carter Kieboom, WSN
Minda Haas Kuhlman Mike Trout, LAA Mookie Betts, LAD Mike Clevinger, CLE Jacob deGrom, NYM Bobby Witt, Jr., KCR Carter Kieboom, WSN
Matthew LaMar Mike Trout, LAA Juan Soto, WSN Justin Verlander, HOU Max Scherzer, WSN Brady Singer, KCR Gavin Lux, LAD
Ryan Landreth Mike Trout, LAA Ronald Acuna, ATL Justin Verlander, HOU Walker Buehler, LAD Luis Robert, CHW Gavin Lux, LAD
Bradford Lee Mike Trout, LAA Cody Bellinger, LAD Gerrit Cole, NYY Clayton Kershaw, LAD Wander Franco, TBR Mackenzie Gore, SDP
David Lesky Francisco Lindor, CLE Eugenio Suarez, CIN Charlie Morton, TBR Walker Buehler, LAD Luis Robert, CHW Gavin Lux, LAD
Shaun Newkirk Mike Trout, LAA Cody Bellinger, LAD Shane Bieber, CLE Stephen Strasburg, WSN Luis Robert, CHW Dustin May, LAD
Max Rieper Mike Trout, LAA Ronald Acuna, ATL Shane Bieber, CLE Marcus Stroman, NYM Luis Robert, CHW Gavin Lux, LAD

Only Minda is buying into the Bobby Witt, Jr. AND I AM INTO IT. LET’S GET NUTS.

Okay, who will win the “piece of metal” at the end of the year?

World Series predictions

Predictions World Series
Predictions World Series
Jesse Anderson Dodgers over Yankees
Ryan Heffernon Dodgers over Yankees
Hokius Yankees over Dodgers
Josh Keiser Dodgers over Yankees
Minda Haas Kuhlmann Yankees over Reds
Matthew LaMar Dodgers over Yankees
Ryan Landreth Rays over Braves
Bradford Lee Astros over Dodgers
David Lesky Reds over Rays
Shaun Newkirk Dodgers over Astros
Max Rieper Dodgers over Rays

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