Crashburn Alley’s 2017 Predictions

The baseball season kicked off yesterday, but with the Phillies season getting underway today, it is time for predictions. The staff here (and formerly here) put together our best guess for what will happen during the 2017 season. Given that we all guess different things, I can assume we have already gotten everything right and everything wrong already.

In the comments section, be sure to share your predictions and let us know where we went right and where we went terribly wrong.

Our current staff:

The recently called up to the big leagues

*Note: On mobile devices, these predictions are best viewed using a horizontal orientation.

Standings

AL East Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
1 Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox
2 Blue Jays Jays Rays Blue Jays Yankees Orioles Blue Jays
3 Rays Orioles Blue Jays Orioles Blue Jays Yankees Yankees
4 Orioles Yankees Orioles Yankees Rays Blue Jays Rays
5 Yankees Rays Yankees Rays Orioles Rays Orioles
AL Central Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
1 Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians Indians
2 Royals Tigers Twins Royals Tigers Royals Twins
3 Tigers Royals Royals Twins White Sox Tigers Tigers
4 Twins White Sox Tigers Tigers Royals Twins Royals
5 White Sox Twins White Sox White Sox Twins White Sox White Sox
AL West Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
1 Astros Rangers Mariners Rangers Astros Astros Rangers
2 Rangers Mariners Astros Astros Mariners Rangers Mariners
3 Mariners Astros Rangers Mariners Rangers Mariners Astros
4 Athletics Angels Angels Angels Angels Angels Angels
5 Angels A’s Athletics Athletics Athletics Athletics Athletics

 

NL East Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
1 Mets Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals Nationals
2 Nationals Mets Mets Mets Mets Mets Mets
3 Braves Phillies Braves Braves Phillies Marlins Marlins
4 Marlins Marlins Marlins Marlins Marlins Phillies Phillies
5 Phillies Braves Phillies Phillies Braves Braves Braves
NL Central Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
1 Pirates Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs Cubs
2 Cubs Pirates Pirates Cardinals Pirates Cardinals Pirates
3 Cardinals Cards Cardinals Brewers Cardinals Pirates Cardinals
4 Brewers Brewers Brewers Pirates Brewers Reds Brewers
5 Reds Reds Reds Reds Reds Brewers Reds
NL West Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
1 Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers
2 Dbacks Giants Giants Giants Rockies Rockies Rockies
3 Giants Rockies Rockies Rockies Giants Giants Giants
4 Rockies Dbacks Dbacks Padres Dbacks Padres Dbacks
5 Padres Padres Padres Dbacks Padres Dbacks Padres

Playoffs

Dembowitz

  • ALCS: Red Sox over Indians in 7
  • NLCS: Dodgers over Nationals in 6
  • World Series: Dodgers over Red Sox in 7

Engler

  • ALCS: Indians over Astros in 6
  • NLCS: Cubs over Mets in 5
  • World Series: Indians over Cubs in 7

Chesterton

  • ALCS: Indians over Red Sox in 7
  • NLCS: Nationals over Dodgers in 7
  • World Series: Indians over Nationals in 6

Harris

  • ALCS: Indians over Red Sox in 5
  • NLCS: Dodgers over Cubs in 5
  • World Series: Dodgers over Indians in 6

Guenther

  • ALCS: Astros over Red Sox in 5
  • NLCS: Dodgers over Cubs in 5
  • World Series: Dodgers over Astros in 6

Schickling

  • ALCS: Red Sox over Astros in 6
  • NLCS: Dodgers over Cubs in 6
  • World Series: Dodgers over Red Sox in 7

Winkelman

  • ALCS: Red Sox over Indians in 7
  • NLCS: Cubs over Nationals in 6
  • World Series: Cubs over Red Sox in 6

Awards

Awards Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
AL MVP Machado Trout Betts Altuve Trout Trout Trout
AL Cy Young Sale Kluber Carrasco Verlander Sale Kluber Kluber
AL Rookie of the Year Benintendi Benintendi Benintendi Benintendi Judge Benintendi
NL MVP Harper Seager Harper Arenado Seager Harper Bryant
NL Cy Young Kershaw Kershaw Kershaw Kershaw Kershaw Kershaw Kershaw
NL Rookie of the Year Swanson Swanson Swanson Swanson Crawford Glasnow Swanson

 

Phillies-Centric

Phillies-Centric Engler Dembowitz Chesterton Harris Guenther Schickling Winkelman
Position-Player WAR Hernandez Herrera Herrera Herrera Altherr Herrera Herrera
Pitcher WAR Nola Eickhoff Velasquez Nola Nola Nola Velasquez
Stolen Bases Quinn Herrera Herrera Herrera Herrera Hernandez Hernandez
Home Runs Franco Joseph Franco Franco Joseph Franco Joseph
Pitcher Strikeouts Eickhoff Velasquez Velasquez Velasquez Nola Nola Velasquez
Saves Benoit Neris Gomez Neris Neris Neris Neris
Team Win-Loss Record 72-90 79-83 77-85 74-86 83-79 75-87 78-84

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6 comments

  1. Romus

    April 03, 2017 08:38 AM

    I am leaning with Dembo on Phillies wins @ 79.

  2. Steve D

    April 03, 2017 10:03 AM

    I’m hoping for 80-81 Wins but realistically figuring 77-85 or 76-86

    For “Harris”… does he think they don’t play 2 games of the season or something… I’m guessing he meant 74-88 ?

    • Romus

      April 03, 2017 02:57 PM

      Perhaps he is also predicting two rain outs in late September in Atlanta and they will not make them up.

    • Steve

      April 04, 2017 07:55 AM

      Why would you hope 80 wins vs 76? Neither get you into the playoffs. Not to go all Sam Hinke here, but one more year of a protected draft pick would be just fine by me.

  3. Andy from BL

    April 03, 2017 10:49 AM

    doubts dropped like peach pits
    awakening in tim’s mind
    some finer season

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