With the season a little more than half way over, here is my take on the serious MLB AL contender teams, and who will be going to the World Series.
First we take a look at my MLB picks in the AL East division. I am giving the Boston Red Sox’s a 100% to make the playoffs. Sitting at the top of the American League, with the closest team behind them being the Houston Astros, the Red Sox’s have no worry at all. Some players to keep your eyes on to make their push are J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts. With their stats of being in first for runs and batting average they should have no problem on keeping the offense going.
The next team that will be in the playoffs will be the New York Yankees, as of now they sit 6 games ahead of the second place team in the division. Even if they have been slumping and the whole Gary Sanchez fiasco, it is not enough to knock them out of the race at all; worst case is they are in the wild card.
Now we will shift over to the worst division in the American League, the Central division.
All teams are not really good at all this year, with knowing that at least two of teams are in rebuilding mode. The best team to come out of this division is the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland comes in with a record of 54 wins and 45 losses, the Indians would be third or fourth in any other division in the American League if placed there.
I wish there was more to say about any of the other teams like the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, or the Kansas City Royals…. But the thing is they are not any good this season.
Finally we will talk about the last division in the American League, the AL West division.
Now this first team we will discuss is the second best team in the American League, the Houston Astros. They have around a 95% of making the playoffs. This will happen due to the fact that the Astros are first in everything for pitching, main stats that will help is their 3.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Getting runs should not be a problem as they are second in runs, having 515 runs.
The next team has around a 60% chance of making the playoffs, being the Seattle Mariners. Even though they are only five games back, they have the best momentum and record as they are about to head in the last stretch. The main thing for the Mariners is to stay healthy and keep finding ways to win games.
This next team best chance to enter the playoffs is through the wild card, the team being the Oakland A’s. Honestly they have a really good chance to make the wild card after finessing the NY Mets out of good players, for some prospects and cash.
These are my predictions for who will make the playoffs in the American League, stay tuned for my National League predictions and a full filled out bracket.