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My predictions for 2017

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Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals - Game Five
Corey Seager
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Here are some unsubstantiated predictions for 2017.

Rookie of the Year: Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox(.287/.365/.444, 15 homers, critical hits during Red Sox playoff run makes him press favorite). Jharel Cotton of the Athletics comes in second.

MVP: Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox (.322/.375/.540, 29 homers, 29 steals, Gold Glove, beats out Mike Trout in award voting barely)

Cy Young: Aaron Sanchez, RHP, Blue Jays (19-9, 2.84 ERA, 210 innings, 195/63 K/BB, leads league in ERA, strikeouts, wins, third in WAR, throws no-hitter against Yankees in July, then one-hitter against Tigers in his next start)

AL East Champs: Boston Red Sox
AL Central: Cleveland Indians
AL West: Seattle Mariners
Wild Card 1: Houston Astros
Wild Card 2: New York Yankees
Pennant Winners: Astros


Rookie of the Year: Robert Gsellman, RHP, Mets (13-6, 3.53 ERA in 172 innings, 126/49 K/BB, pitches brilliantly in August and September to help push Mets to division win). Dansby Swanson comes in second but time missed due to injury in September combined with Gsellman’s heroics pushes him behind in voting.

MVP: Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers (.300/.370/.520, 32 homers, Gold Glove, leads league in WAR)

Cy Young: Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cardinals (21-7, 2.65 ERA, 210/67 K/BB in 222 innings, leads league in ERA, wins, strikeouts, WAR.

NL East champs: New York Mets
NL Central: Chicago Cubs
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
Wild Card 1: Pittsburgh Pirates
Wild Card 2: Washington Nationals
Pennant Winner: Dodgers

World Series: Dodgers defeat Astros in six games