Awards and Playoff Predictions: 2018

When a game heads to extra innings, it is commonly referred to as “bonus baseball.”  What we were lucky enough to experience today – the first two-tiebreaker day in MLB history – was truly “bonus baseball.” On a day that we were supposed to be able to make our predictions, turned into a game of…

Three-Quarter Season Power Rankings

The 2018 regular season is flying as we’re now left with just a quarter of the way to go.  Time to check in on the rankings.  1. Boston Red Sox 2. New York Yankees 3. Houston Astros 4. Oakland Athletics 5. Cleveland Indians 6. Chicago Cubs 7. Seattle Mariners 8. Atlanta Braves 9. Philadelphia Phillies…

Mid-season Power Rankings

Can you believe the season is already nearly halfway done?  That’ll be the case for teams in the next few days, so it’s time to re-shuffle our rankings again. 1. Houston Astros 2. Boston Red Sox 3. New York Yankees 4. Chicago Cubs 5. Arizona Diamondbacks 6. Cleveland Indians 7. Atlanta Braves 8. Seattle Mariners…

Quarter-Season Power Rankings

We’re sitting just beyond the quarter pole of the regular season, so let’s take a look at the rankings. 1.) Houston Astros 2.) Boston Red Sox 3.) New York Yankees 4.) Washington Nationals 5.) Arizona Diamondbacks 6.) Philadelphia Phillies 7.) Atlanta Braves 8.) Chicago Cubs 9.) Cleveland Indians 10.) Los Angeles Angels 11.) Milwaukee Brewers…

2018 MLB Opening Day Starting Pitchers – Ranked

Because everybody loves a good ranking, here we list every 2018 Opening Day starting pitcher with how we project them to fair this season in relation to each other.  There are two Clayton’s, two sleeper top 10 Cy Young guys, an otherwise were-it-not-for-injury 5th/spot starter and several bounce back and breakout candidates.  Overall, we project…

Standings, Playoff and Awards Predictions – 2018

Well, we can’t wait forever for the remaining free agents to sign (as hard as we tried), so it’s time to roll out the predictions as rosters currently stand.  In previous years, we’ve correctly predicted breakouts of teams and players (nobody else had the Indians being good entering 2016 nor Trevor Story as their ROY…

Ultimate Top 10 Right Now

This is the last in our 2018 Top 10 Right Now series highlighting the Top 10 players at each position, as well as, taking the number one player from each position to create a Top 10, Top 10 list. Ok, actually, this is a Top 11 list based on each position including the top reliever and DH….

Top 10 Right Now – Right Fielders

While third base may be the deepest, right field is nothing to scoff at with tons of power (Stanton), guys coming off injury-hampered seasons (Harper, Martinez) and otherwise productive players who either had down years or entering their decline (Betts, Piscotty, CarGo, Bautista).  Lastly, there are several right fielders who enjoyed breakouts (Schebler, Haniger, Santana,…

Top 10 Right Now – Third Basemen

Even with right field still to come, this is probably the deepest position in the game. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at each position, managers and executives, finishing up with the Ultimate Top 10 list,…

Top 10 Right Now – Catchers

We’re now fully in transition from the old guard to the new, especially once Buster Posey gets slowly phased out of the position.  Several exciting young catchers could soon challenge for a top 10 spot. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will…

Top 10 Right Now – Left Fielders

Happy new year!  We’ve arrived at what could be the weakest current position in baseball – left field.  That’s not to say there aren’t good to great players at the position, it’s just not a deep as any of the others with the exception of possibly catcher and DH.  In fairness, healthy seasons from Yoenis…

Top 10 Right Now – Shortstops

Here we go with possibly the deepest and closest list of the year – shortstops. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at each position, managers and executives, finishing up with the Ultimate Top 10 list, a…