It’s finally here. The 2021 season is underway. The long and dreadful months between October and April have finally passed, and we are set to play some meaningful baseball again. And it’s not just any opening day, it’s a special one, as it will be the first opening day with fans in the stands since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This season is going to be full of storylines, and many teams are set to contend for the Commissioner’s Trophy. Who will come out on top is not yet to be known, and it will surely be a very fun season.
2021 Record Predictions:
With these records, the following teams make the playoffs:
NL: Dodgers, Braves, Reds, Padres, Mets
AL: Astros, White Sox, Yankees, Rays, Blue Jays
The Rays defeat the Blue Jays in the NL Wild Card
The Padres defeat the Mets in the AL Wild Card
The Dodgers beat the Padres 3 games to 2 in the NLDS
The Braves defeat the Reds 3 games to 1 in the NLDS
The Rays defeat the Astros 3 games to 2 in the ALDS
The White Sox defeat the Yankees 3 games to 2 in the ALDS
The Dodgers defeat the Braves 4 games to 3 in the NLCS and advance to the World Series.
The Rays defeat the White Sox 4 games to 2 in the ALCS and advance to the World Series.
The Rays fall to the Dodgers 4 games to 3 in the World Series, as the Dodgers win back-to-back titles for the first time in franchise history.
Award winner predictions:
AL MVP: Luis Robert
NL MVP: Cody Bellinger
AL Cy Young: Tyler Glasnow
NL Cy Young: Jacob deGrom
NL Manager of the Year: Dave Roberts
AL Manager of the Year: Kevin Cash
NL Rookie of the Year: Ian Anderson
AL Rookie of the Year: Bobby Dalbec
All-MLB First Team:
C: JT Realmuto, Phillies
1B: Jose Abreu, White Sox
2B: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees
3B: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
OF: Cody Bellinger, Dodgers
OF: Juan Soto, Nationals
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
DH: Nelson Cruz, Twins
SP: Max Scherzer, Nationals
SP: Shane Bieber, Indians
SP: Tyler Glasnow, Rays
SP: Jacob deGrom, Mets
SP: Luis Castillo, Reds
RP: Nick Anderson, Rays
RP: Josh Hader, Brewers
This concludes the Rumboyz 2021 MLB season preview. Be sure to check back here often for articles from me and the other phenomenal writers here, and check out @FantasySven’s fantasy baseball show on the Rumboyz YouTube channel. Thanks for reading, and if you need to contact me, you can do so on Twitter @IcyAntone.