2022 MLB Predictions, Which Will Surely Be Wrong

Happy Baseball Opening Day! A 2022 Major League Baseball season that I doubted would begin on time (or be played at all) because of the labor dispute between team owners and players is going to happen. And there’s some excitement in Detroit after the Tigers won 77 games last year, finished on a strong note, signed some top free agents, and have promising young players ready to emerge.

I am terrible with predictions. Maybe I should start a gambling blog. But I suppose I tend to better with preseason picks, rather than playoff predictions. With that said, I’ll get these 2022 MLB predictions on the record so we can laugh about how wrong they were in October.

🐯 The Detroit Tigers will win 83 games, putting them in the playoff race but they’ll ultimately fall short.

American League

AL East: Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central: Chicago White Sox
AL West: Houston Astros

Wild cards: Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees

National League

NL East: Atlanta Braves
NL Central: Milwaukee Brewers
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild cards: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, New York Mets

Individual Awards

AL MVP: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
AL Cy Young: Dylan Cease, White Sox
AL Rookie of the Year: Julio Rodriguez, Mariners

NL MVP: Matt Olson, Braves
NL Cy Young: Walker Buehler, Dodgers
NL Rookie of the Year: Hunter Greene, Reds

Postseason (I think I got the format right…)

AL Wild Card: Astros over Yankees
AL Wild Card: Rays over Mariners

NL Wild Card: Brewers over Mets
NL Wild Card: Padres over Giants

ALDS: Blue Jays over Rays
ALDS: White Sox over Astros

NLDS: Braves over Padres
NLDS: Dodgers over Brewers

ALCS: White Sox over Blue Jays
NLCS: Dodgers over Braves

World Series: White Sox over Dodgers

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