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2020 MLB Season Predictions

July 19, 2020 nosebleed-mlb 3 min read

2020 MLB Season Predictions

July 19, 2020 MLB Team 3 min read

By: MLB Nosebleed Team

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After a wait that felt like months (oh wait, it was) baseball is back in only a few days away from finally starting. So since we’re about to see our favorite teams and players get back on the diamond, it’s time for some predictions by our baseball writers, so without further adieu, here is what we think will happen during the 2020 MLB season. 

Standings Predictions



National League Postseason & Awards

Wild Card

James Murphy: Braves & Reds

Owen Cooper: Diamondbacks & Phillies

Anthony Twomley: Mets & Reds

Zach Wylie: Mets & Nationals

Rob Schardt: Diamondbacks & Mets

Mark Clifford: Diamondbacks & Mets

Ross Sutton: Mets & Nationals


James Murphy: Braves

Owen Cooper: Braves

Anthony Twomley: Mets

Zach Wylie: Braves

Rob Schardt: Mets

Mark Clifford: Dodgers

Ross Sutton: Dodgers

NL MVP (Top 3)

James Murphy: Ronald Acuna Jr., Juan Soto, Cody Bellinger

Owen Cooper: Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuna Jr., Cody Bellinger

Anthony Twomley: Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Ronald Acuna Jr.

Zach Wylie: Juan Soto, Christian Yelich, Pete Alonso

Rob Schardt: Nolan Arenado, Cody Bellinger, Pete Alonso

Mark Clifford: Ronald Acuna Jr., Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts

Ross Sutton: Ronald Acuna Jr., Bryce Harper, Pete Alonso

NL Cy Young (Top 3)

James Murphy: Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, Stephen Strasburg

Owen Cooper: Walker Buehler, Mike Soroka, Josh Hader

Anthony Twomley: Jacob deGrom, Mike Soroka, Jack Flaherty

Zach Wylie: Jacob DeGrom, Jack Flaherty, Clayton Kershaw

Rob Schardt: Jacob deGrom, Walker Buehler, Jack Flaherty

Mark Clifford: Jacob deGrom, Walker Buehler, Luis Castillo

Ross Sutton: Walker Buehler, Mike Soroka, Jacob deGrom

NL Rookie of the Year (Top 3)

James Murphy: Gavin Lux, Joey Bart, Jon Duplianter

Owen Cooper: Brendan Rodgers, Dustin May, Gavin Lux

Anthony Twomley: Gavin Lux, Dylan Carlson, Carter Kieboom

Zach Wylie: Gavin Lux, Carter Kieboom, Jon Duplianter

Rob Schardt: Gavin Lux, Dylan Carlson, Mackenzie Gore

Mark Clifford: Gavin Lux, Mitch Keller, Carter Kieboom

Ross Sutton: Gavin Lux, Sixto Sanchez, Carter Kieboom

American League Postseason & Awards

Wild Card

James Murphy: Rays & White Sox

Owen Cooper: Rays & Athletics

Anthony Twomley: Rangers & Rays

Zach Wylie: White Sox & Astros

Rob Schardt: Astros & Twins

Mark Clifford: Athletics & Rays

Ross Sutton: Rays & Athletics


James Murphy: Yankees

Owen Cooper: Yankees

Anthony Twomley: Yankees

Zach Wylie: Twins

Rob Schardt: Yankees

Mark Clifford: Yankees

Ross Sutton: Yankees

AL MVP (Top 3)

James Murphy: Mike Trout, George Springer, Jose Abreu

Owen Cooper: Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Francisco Lindor

Anthony Twomley: Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Gleyber Torres

Zach Wylie: Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres

Rob Schardt: Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, George Springer

Mark Clifford: Mike Trout, Jose Ramirez, Gleyber Torres

Ross Sutton: Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Robert

AL Cy Young (Top 3)

James Murphy: Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton, Corey Kluber

Owen Cooper: Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander, Blake Snell

Anthony Twomley: Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber, Jose Berrios

Zach Wylie: Gerrit Cole, Mike Clevinger, Jose Berrios

Rob Schardt: Gerrit Cole, Shane Bieber, Lucas Giolito

Mark Clifford: Gerrit Cole, Shane Bieber, Tyler Glasnow

Ross Sutton: Gerrit Cole, Tyler Glasnow, Hyun Jin-Ryu

AL Rookie of the Year (Top 3)

James Murphy: Luis Robert, Jesus Luzardo, Wander Franco

Owen Cooper: Luis Robert, Jo Adell, Jesus Luzardo

Anthony Twomley: Luis Robert, Jo Adell, Sean Murphy

Zach Wylie: Luis Robert, Jesus Luzardo, Casey Mize

Rob Schardt: Luis Robert, Jo Adell, Casey Mize

Mark Clifford: Luis Robert, Jesus Luzardo, Brendan McKay

Ross Sutton: Luis Robert, Jo Adell, Casey Mize

World Series Predictions

James Murphy: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves in 7 games

Owen Cooper: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves in 5 games

Anthony Twomley: New York Mets over New York Yankees in 7 games

Zach Wylie: Minnesota Twins over Atlanta Braves in 6 games

Rob Schardt: New York Mets over New York Yankees in 7 games

Mark Clifford: LA Dodgers over New York Yankees in 7 games

Ross Sutton: New York Yankees over LA Dodgers in 6 games

Bold Predictions

“Indians have a scorching hot start as Jose Ramirez returns to MVP form”

“The White Sox young talent shines and leads the team to its first division title since 2008”

“Jose Berrios goes 9-0”

“Nolan Arenado is traded to the Nationals”

“Giancarlo Stanton returns to MVP form and leads the Yankees to a World Series title”

“6 pitchers finish the season with a sub 1.50 ERA”

“The Texas Rangers make it to the ALCS”

“Red Sox become a dumpster fire”

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