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TGP Predicts the 2017 MLB Season

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World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game One Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Over the past few seasons TGP has taken a stab at predicting the outcome of the upcoming season with varying levels of success. This year will be no different, but with the added feature of the community’s collective input! See the results below...

THE PREDICTIONS

Playoff Teams

Division Jay Polinsky John Stolnis Liz Roscher Stephen Hesson Ethan Witte Paul Boye Victor Filoromo David Cohen Justin Klugh Ryne Horde Wet Luzinski Cormican Phrozen Schmenkman Community
Division Jay Polinsky John Stolnis Liz Roscher Stephen Hesson Ethan Witte Paul Boye Victor Filoromo David Cohen Justin Klugh Ryne Horde Wet Luzinski Cormican Phrozen Schmenkman Community
NL East Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Mets Nationals Mets Nats Nationals Mets Nationals
NL Central Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubes Cubs Cubs Cubs Cardinals Cubs
NL West Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Giants Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Giants Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers
NL Wild Card Mets Mets Giants Giants Mets Mets Mets Dodgers Nationals Mets Rockies Cards Mets Cubs Mets
NL Wild Card Rockies Rockies Mets Rockies Pirates Pirates Cardinals Pirates Rockies Giants Pirates Mets Cardinals Nationals Giants
AL East Red Sox Blue Jays Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Blue Jays Blue Jays Red Sox Orioles Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Blue Jays Red Sox
AL Central Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians
AL West Rangers Astros Astros Rangers Astros Rangers Astros Rangers Rangers Rangers Astros Astros Rangers Mariners Astros
AL Wild Card Tigers Red Sox Rangers Astros Rangers Red Sox Red Sox Blue Jays Blue Jays Astros Yankees Rangers Blue Jays Yankees Rangers
AL Wild Card Astros Mariners Yankees Mariners Angels Tigers Rangers Mariners Mariners Yankees Mariners Mariners Mariners Indians Blue Jays

Playoff Outcomes

Series Jay Polinsky Stephen Hesson Ethan Witte Paul Boye Victor Filoromo David Ryne Horde Wet Luzinski Justin Klugh Phrozen John Stolnis Liz Roscher Schmenkman Community
Series Jay Polinsky Stephen Hesson Ethan Witte Paul Boye Victor Filoromo David Ryne Horde Wet Luzinski Justin Klugh Phrozen John Stolnis Liz Roscher Schmenkman Community
NLCS Cubs over Nationals Nationals over Cubs Nationals over Cubs Dodgers over Mets Cubs over Mets Nationals over Pirates Dodgers over Cubs Cubs over Pirates Cubs over Nationals Cubs over Nats Cubs over Dodgers Cubs over Dodgers Dodgers over Cardinals Cubs over Nationals
ALCS Red Sox over Indians Rangers over Indians Indians over Red Sox Red Sox over Blue Jays Indians over Astros Red Sox over Mariners Red Sox over Indians Yankees over Indians Rangers over Indians Indians over Red Sox Blue Jays over Red Sox Red Sox over Indians Blue Jays over Mariners Red Sox over Indians
World Series Red Sox over Cubs Rangers over Nationals Indians over Nationals Dodgers over Red Sox Indians over Cubs Red Sox over Nationals Dodgers over Red Sox Yankees over Cubs Rangers over Cubs Cubs over Indians Cubs over Blue Jays Cubs over Red Sox Dodgers over Blue Jays Cubs over Red Sox

Season Awards

Award Jay Polinsky Ethan Witte Paul Boye Victor Filoromo David Cohen Ryne Horde Stephen Hesson Wet Luzinski Justin Klugh Phrozen John Stolnis Schmenkman Liz Roscher Community
Award Jay Polinsky Ethan Witte Paul Boye Victor Filoromo David Cohen Ryne Horde Stephen Hesson Wet Luzinski Justin Klugh Phrozen John Stolnis Schmenkman Liz Roscher Community
NL MVP Nolan Arenado Bryce Harper Bryce Harper Bryce Harper Paul Goldschmidt Corey Seager Kris Bryant Kris Bryant Kris Bryant Kris Bryant Nolan Arenado Bryce Harper Anthony Rizzo Bryce Harper
NL Cy Young Noah Syndergaard Clayton Kershaw Julio Teheran Noah Syndergaard Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw Noah Syndergaard Noah Syndergaard Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw Noah Syndergaard Clayton Kershaw
NL ROY Dansby Swanson Lewis Brinson Tyler Glasnow Tyler Glasnow Dansby Swanson Roman Quinn Dansby Swanson Roman Quinn Roman Quinn Roman Quinn Dansby Swanson Josh Bell Dansby Swanson Dansby Swanson
AL MVP Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Manny Machado Mike Trout Mike Trout Mookie Betts Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout Mike Trout
AL Cy Young Corey Kluber Chris Sale Chris Sale Chris Sale Justin Verlander Corey Kluber Chris Sale Chris Sale Corey Kluber Chris Archer Justin Verlander Corey Kluber Chris Sale Chris Sale
AL ROY Andrew Benintendi Yoan Moncada Yoan Moncada Andrew Benintendi Yoan Moncada Aaron Judge Andrew Benintendi Aaron Judge Yoan Moncada Greg Bird Jharel Cotton Andrew Benintendi Andrew Benintendi Andrew Benintendi

THE ANALYSIS

Well, well...the Cubs are NOT the overwhelming favorites to repeat as World Series Champions in 2017 despite the consensus from us all that they should easily win their division and (mostly) represent the National League in the October Classic. As far as the NL East goes, most fearlessly (and I’m sure begrudgingly) chose the Nationals to win the division. Kudos to those two loyal community members that chose the Phillies to take the division. The Dodgers are the obvious standout to take the NL West and go far into the playoffs. In the AL, the Red Sox, Indians, Rangers, Mariners, Astros and Blue Jays get most of the love.

The end of season awards weren’t all that surprising with Bryce Harper and Mike Trout leading their respective leagues. The NL Cy Young was a tighter contest between Noah Syndergaard and Clayton Kershaw. Chris Sale ran away with the AL Cy Young. The young standouts seem to favor Dansby Swanson and Andrew Benintendi of the NL and AL, respectively. However, I hope that the Roman Quinn contingent is right.

Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy some baseball. See you in 7 months.