2019 Baseball Season Predictions

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2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby Crimson's Ghost » March 25th, 2019, 11:36 am

Division Champions

AL East:
AL Central:
AL West:
AL Wild Card 1:
AL Wild Card 2:

NL East: 
NL Central:
NL West:
NL Wild Card 1:
NL Wild Card 2: 

World Series Pick:

Award Winners
AL MVP
AL Cy Young
NL MVP
NL Cy Young
AL Rookie of the Year
NL Rookie of the Year

Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions
Pirates Final Record: 
Team leader in Home Runs:
Team leader in RBI
Team leader in Batting average: 
Team leader in Wins: 
Team leader in ERA: 
Felipe Vazquez Saves Total: 
Which top prospect gets more time in majors: Ke’Bryan Hayes or Mitch Keller?
Project Jung Ho Kang’s season (Avg, HR, RBI): 
How many home runs will Josh Bell have?
Will Francisco Cervelli still be a Pirate in September?
How many All-Stars will the Pirates have? (And who?)
Will Erik Gonzalaez be the starting shortstop all season?
Can Colin Moran take Kang’s spot as the starting third basemen?
At any point this season will there be any buyer’s remorse for the Pirates on the Archer for Glasnow/Meadows trade?
Will the Pirates “buy” again at the trade deadline?



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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby Crimson's Ghost » March 25th, 2019, 11:47 am

AL East: Boston Red Sox
AL Central: Cleveland Indians 
AL West: Houston Astros
AL Wild Card 1: Tampa Bay Rays
AL Wild Card 2: Oakland A's

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies
NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals 
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wild Card 1: Atlanta Braves
NL Wild Card 2: Washington Nationals

World Series Pick: Houston Astros over Philadelphia Phillies

Award Winners
AL MVP: Alex Bregman, Houston
AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber, Clevland 
NL MVP: Nolan Arenado, Colorado 
NL Cy Young: Jacon deGrom, New York
AL Rookie of the Year: Vlad Guerrero Jr., Toronto 
NL Rookie of the Year: Nick Senzel, Cincinnati 

Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions
Pirates Final Record: 84-78
Team leader in Home Runs: Jung Ho Kang, 29
Team leader in RBI: Starling Marte, 87
Team leader in Batting average: Corey Dickerson, .295
Team leader in Wins: Jameson Taillon, 16
Team leader in ERA: Jameson Taillon, 3.45
Felipe Vazquez Saves Total: 37
Which top prospect gets more time in majors: Ke’Bryan Hayes or Mitch Keller?: Mitch Keller (called up in July)
Project Jung Ho Kang’s season (Avg, HR, RBI): .261 AVG // 29 HR // 79 RBI
How many home runs will Josh Bell have? 19
Will Francisco Cervelli still be a Pirate in September? Yes.
How many All-Stars will the Pirates have? (And who?) 2, Jameson Taillon and Fleipe Vazquez
Will Erik Gonzalaez be the starting shortstop all season? No, they'll make a deal or Newman will takeover. 
Can Colin Moran take Kang’s spot as the starting third basemen? No, Kang has a big bounce back season.
At any point this season will there be any buyer’s remorse for the Pirates on the Archer for Glasnow/Meadows trade? No, Archer will be fine and the two prospects will continue to be average major leaguers. 
Will the Pirates “buy” again at the trade deadline? Pirates surprised by trading for Kela and Archer last year, doubt that happens again - at least on that scale. 

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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby 12HankQB » March 25th, 2019, 12:35 pm

Division Champions

AL East: Boston
AL Central: Cleveland
AL West: Houston
AL Wild Card 1: New York
AL Wild Card 2: Oakland 

NL East: Philadelphia
NL Central: St. Louis
NL West: Los Angeles
NL Wild Card 1: Milwaukee
NL Wild Card 2: Pittsburgh

World Series Pick: Boston

Award Winners
AL MVP Mike Trout
AL Cy Young Trevor Bauer
NL MVP Paul Goldschmidt
NL Cy Young Jake DeGrom
AL Rookie of the Year N/A
NL Rookie of the Year N/A

Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions
Pirates Final Record:  88-74
Team leader in Home Runs: Kang
Team leader in RBI Kang
Team leader in Batting average: Marte
Team leader in Wins: Tallion
Team leader in ERA: Tallion
Felipe Vazquez Saves Total: 46
Which top prospect gets more time in majors: Ke’Bryan Hayes or Mitch Keller? Hayes
Project Jung Ho Kang’s season (Avg, HR, RBI): .289, 31, 96
How many home runs will Josh Bell have? 19
Will Francisco Cervelli still be a Pirate in September? No, Diaz will be the starter and Cervelli traded.
How many All-Stars will the Pirates have? (And who?) 3, Kang, Tallion, and Vazquez
Will Erik Gonzalaez be the starting shortstop all season? No, we need better.
Can Colin Moran take Kang’s spot as the starting third basemen? No, but he will play 3rd to have Kang play 2nd or SS.
At any point this season will there be any buyer’s remorse for the Pirates on the Archer for Glasnow/Meadows trade? Archer is going to be solid. Never a doubt.
Will the Pirates “buy” again at the trade deadline? Yes, they'll pick up a big bat from a big name past prime, but still solid.
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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby knowitall » March 25th, 2019, 12:41 pm

This is the year the Washington Nationals with Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and Rookie of the Year Victor Robles win the World Series. They beat Bryce Harper in the NLCS and the New York Yankees and AL MVP Aaron Judge in six games.

The Pirates go 76-86. Jung Ho Kang is in rehab by Memorial Day. Jameson Taillon spends half the year on the DL. Chris Archer continues on his career path and goes 11-16 with an ERA of 4.74. I think Corey Dickerson rediscovers his power stroke and hits 26 HRs and 277. The Pirates attendance drops by another 250,000.

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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby EaglealumsGhost » March 26th, 2019, 1:59 am

Crimson's Ghost wrote:Division Champions

AL East:Yankees
AL Central:twins
AL West astros
AL Wild Card 1:Red Sox 
AL Wild Card 2:A’s

NL East: Nats
NL Central:Cards
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Card 1:Buccos
NL Wild Card 2: Braves

World Series Pick Nats

Award Winners
AL MVP - andujar
AL Cy Young - sale
NL MVP - arenado
NL Cy Young - shertzer
AL Rookie of the Year- vlad Jr
NL Rookie of the Year- Tatis

Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions
Pirates Final Record: 90-72
Team leader in Home Runs: Marte 31
Team leader in RBI - Marte 101
Team leader in Batting average: Frazier 301
Team leader in Wins: Archer 15
Team leader in ERA: Taillion 2.98
Felipe Vazquez Saves Total: Vazquez 41
Which top prospect gets more time in majors: Ke’Bryan Hayes or Mitch Keller? Keller
Project Jung Ho Kang’s season (Avg, HR, RBI): .258 27 hr 86 rbi
How many home runs will Josh Bell have?-21
Will Francisco Cervelli still be a Pirate in September?no
How many All-Stars will the Pirates have? (And who?) 2 Marte &Vazquez
Will Erik Gonzalaez be the starting shortstop all season? Yes
Can Colin Moran take Kang’s spot as the starting third basemen? No but gets a lot of ab’s
At any point this season will there be any buyer’s remorse for the Pirates on the Archer for Glasnow/Meadows trade? Nope
Will the Pirates “buy” again at the trade deadline? - usual... low profile cheapie

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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby letsgo » March 28th, 2019, 7:04 am

[font="Trebuchet MS",sans-serif]Division Champions[/font][font="Trebuchet MS",sans-serif]

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Astros
AL Wild Card 1: Yankees
AL Wild Card 2:Rays

NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Cubs
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Card 1: Cardinals
NL Wild Card 2: Pirates

World Series Pick: Astros over Dodgers

Award Winners
AL MVP – Mike Trout
AL Cy Young – Chris Sale
NL MVP – Bryce Harper
NL Cy Young – Jacob De Grom
AL Rookie of the Year – Vlad Jr.
NL Rookie of the Year – Tatis Jr.

Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions
Pirates Final Record: 90-72
Team leader in Home Runs: Kang
Team leader in RBI - Kang
Team leader in Batting average: Dickerson
Team leader in Wins: Tallion
Team leader in ERA: Williams
Felipe Vazquez Saves Total: 51
Which top prospect gets more time in majors: Ke’Bryan Hayes or Mitch Keller? Keller
Project Jung Ho Kang’s season (Avg, HR, RBI): .277, 32. 91
How many home runs will Josh Bell have? 21
Will Francisco Cervelli still be a Pirate in September? Yes
How many All-Stars will the Pirates have? (And who?)3, Tallion, Vazquez, Kang
Will Erik Gonzalaez be the starting shortstop all season? Yes
Can Colin Moran take Kang’s spot as the starting third basemen? No
At any point this season will there be any buyer’s remorse for the Pirates on the Archer for Glasnow/Meadows trade? No Way
Will the Pirates “buy” again at the trade deadline? Yes[/font]

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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby PAMDGrappler » March 28th, 2019, 5:40 pm

This is going to be a long year.  I’m reminded of the movie Major League....”JB Shuck, Erik Gonzalez, Melky Cabrera,who are these F-ing guys...Nick Burdi???”  And yes I know Melky was a stud.....6 years ago!!!!

The funny thing is Bob and Neal trying to sell that they think they can compete for the playoffs running this lineup out.  It’s comical.  

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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby Crimson's Ghost » March 28th, 2019, 6:20 pm

The lineup today stunk, but in fairness three of their four best outfielders weren't available today. 

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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby PAMDGrappler » March 28th, 2019, 7:19 pm

CG, I always respect your post bc you’re educated and not over opinionated. That being said, you can’t honestly think they can compete with the offensive lineup they have to offer, even with Marte and Polanco in there. This is what is frustrating about the Pirates. In order for them to win, 10 different hypothetical scenarios have to play out perfectly. There’s no margin for error. With this pitching staff, why would they not make a run at a middle of the order bat (aka, Goldschmidt or Donaldson or a trade for someone)? Why couldn’t they stretch the bank just once? This year was worth the risk with the taking on the mound. I would argue they downgraded offensively at 2B, SS, and RF. 3B is yet to be seen. The bench is worse and Josh Bell is regressing badly. You can’t win without scoring runs, period!

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Re: 2019 Baseball Season Predictions

Postby Crimson's Ghost » March 28th, 2019, 7:29 pm

They have a better chance of competing with Marte and Polanco than the two guys that started today haha. 

I think the Pirates will won somewhere between 77-83 games, which won’t be enough for the playoffs. 


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