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MLB Standings Predictions: American League

Tampa Bay Rays: 35-25
The Rays are pretty good and I don't want the Yankees to win the division or make the playoffs at all. It's interesting how Tampa Bay seems to be investing in outfield defense (Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot) while already having Kevin Kiermaier, who is arguably the best defensive outfielder in the league. Their pitching is incredibly deep, and maybe we will see Wander Franco play, who is probably the best prospect since Trout and Harper came up. 

New York Yankees: 32-28
The Yankees are good but I do not want them to do well. Aaron Judge is the second best power hitter in baseball and takes a ton of walks, although he doesn't put enough balls in play which hinders his overall production. Despite that he is still probably like a 4-5 win player at worst and I do not like that. Gleyber Torres also has a ton of home run potential, and could breakout this season. Gerrit Cole is the best pitcher in baseball but the rest of their rotation is not as high in quality. They make up for that with an absolutely absurd bullpen, but I'm just hoping that they get a bit unlucky.

Toronto Blue Jays: 31-29
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wasn't as impressive as he could have been last year, but I'm hoping that he breaks out this year. Bo Bichette has a lower ceiling but also a lot higher of a floor, and overall the Blue Jays squad is pretty good. Their pitching and outfield need work, but I am pretty confident in their future outlook. As far as 2021 and beyond goes, they might just be the team to beat in the MLB.

Boston Red Sox: 29-31
The Red Sox aren't bad, but their outlook on this season is not inspiring. Despite the Mookie trade, I expected them to contend for a wild card spot. That changed when Chris Sale was sidelined for the year with an injury. The loss of Sale puts their pitching in a really bad spot, and they probably do not have enough depth to compete. With that being said, their offense is still elite and Rafael Devers has the potential to become a superstar.

Baltimore Orioles: 20-40
The Orioles somehow went from a playoff team in 2016 to one of the worst teams ever in 2018-2019. Not much has changed this year, and they are still a few years away from even having a competitive farm system, much less a competitive Major League Team.

Minnesota Twins: 42-18
I do not think the Twins are as good as my predicted record, but I am really high on them this year. They already won 101 games last year, but this years' team is more talented. Josh Donaldson was an incredible signing, as he is probably their best player. Guys like Kepler, Buxton, Sano, Arraez, and Polanco all have great high floor potential, and some pitching luck could allow them to win 42. At the same time, they could easily underachieve and win less than 30.

Cleveland REDACTED: 32-28
Francisco Lindor might be my favorite player in the MLB. He and Jose Ramirez are one of the best duos in the MLB, but the rest of the Indians roster isn't great. It's not particularly bad, and they could do pretty well, but it's not great. I am very high on prospect Nolan Jones, who has an astonishing 80 scouting grade in terms of pitch selection. He has a very good analytical skillset, and is very similar to a younger Josh Donaldson. 

Chicago White Sox: 32-28
White Sox fans can be irritating, but they support a team that should be pretty good this year. While Yoan Moncada had some unsustainable luck with balls in play this year, he is still an incredible talent and projects really well. The same can't exactly be said for Mr Tim Anderson, who is very fun to watch but does not have as productive of a skillset. Nick Madrigal is a unicorn, as his minor league strikeout rate hovers around just 3%. He has a low ceiling but a very high floor, not just as a prospect but just as a player in a given game. Lucas Giolito is one of the most underrated pitchers in the league as well. 

Kansas City Royals: 25-35
The top of the Royals lineup is actually pretty good, but their offensive depth and pitching is very poor. I am just hoping that Adalberto Mondesi and Jorge Soler transform into superstars. The Royals are still pretty far away from contention.

Detroit Tigers: 18-42
The Tigers were a pretty good team a few years ago, but they were very old and failed in their attempt to cultivate good young talent. Now their farm system isn't as bad, but their major league team is incredibly depressing. I don't think Spencer Torkelson is supposed to play this year, but his elite power potential should be exciting for Tigers fans.

Houston Astros: 45-15
I am really hoping that this happens.

Los Angeles Angels: 34-26
If Mike Trout opts out of the season, this is obviously subject to change. With that being said, a lineup with Trout, Anthony Rendon, Shohei Ohtani, and maybe Jo Adell (?) is incredibly dangerous. They need their pitching to perform well this year, but if that works out then they should be good. 

Oakland Athletics: 31-29
The A's are good but they are weird. I'm not sure if their pitching approach will work out in this small sample. 

Texas Rangers: 28-32
Their top 3 of their rotation is as good as any in baseball, but the rest of the team is a mess. Joey Gallo is great, but they do not have much outside of him. I'm not quite sure why they haven't traded Minor and Lynn, although it didn't make much sense to do so after acquiring Corey Kluber. Weird team.

Seattle Mariners: 26-34
Like the Royals, the top of their lineup is actually pretty good. Their run prevention is very poor, both in their pitching staff and defensively, but they have good potential. A lot of their arms are coming up soon and guys like Jarred Kelenic and Evan White have a lot of upside. 


The Yankees, Indians, and White Sox will have a three-way in this scenario. The Yankees beat the White Sox, then they host the Indians and loose. The Indians go to Houston and lose. The Twins beat the Rays, but then they lose to the Astros. People will cry as the Astros make yet another World Series. I'm not even an Astros fan, but their detractors are so obnoxious. They won't be as good as last year talent wise though.

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