The VF314 Staff Predictions

(@Yankees)

The Yankees resume the franchise’s run for a 28th World Series title tomorrow, and as you may have guessed, all of us here at Views expect the Yankees to emerge victorious in 2021. While that prediction may have been…predictable…some of our other season predictions aren’t.

Today, we unveil our staff’s predictions for playoff-bound clubs, postseason results, award winners, and bold predictions. Maybe you’ll find some of our guesses for the standings or MVP winners unoriginal, but our bold predictions are a bit more aspirational and fun to imagine. So without further ado, let’s jump in.

Standings

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NLWC2NYMNYMATLATLNYMNYMNYMATL

Postseason

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ALCSNYY-HOUNYY-HOUNYY-MINNYY– HOUNYY-HOUNYY-MINNYY-HOUNYY-CWS
NLCSSD-LADLAD-ATLSD-NYMLAD– NYMNYM-SDSD-ATLLAD-SDNYM– LAD
WSNYY-SDNYY-LADNYY-SDNYY– LADNYY-NYMNYY– SDNYY-LADNYY-NYM

Awards

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AL MVPTroutRamírezOhtaniJudgeTroutTroutTroutTrout
NL MVPTatisBettsLindorTatis, Jr.TatisSotoSotoLindor
AL CYColeColeColeColeColeColeColeGiolito
NL CYdeGromdeGromBuehlerdeGromdeGromBuehlerdeGromdeGrom
AL ROYKelenicVaughnKelenicFrancoDalbecKelenicArozarena Patino
NL ROYHayesSánchezHayesHayesHayesHayesHayesCarlson

Bold Predictions

Bobby

  • Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton will combine for 280 games played.
  • Jordan Montgomery will post a sub-3.50 ERA in 150+ innings.
  • Mike Tauchman will post a 115 wRC+.

Randy

  • Clint Frazier will lead the Yankees in home runs.
  • Jameson Taillon will be the Yankees’ number two starter based on performance by the end of the season.
  • Tyler Wade will justify his backup role.

Derek

  • Corey Kluber will win 20 games.
  • Clint Frazier will hit 40 home runs.
  • Gleyber Torres will be a Gold Glove finalist at shortstop.

Matt

  • Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton will hit 90 home runs combined.
  • Gerrit Cole will strike out 300 batters.
  • Gary Sánchez will lead the league in Caught Stealing percentage.

Ana

  • One of Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton will hit 50 home runs.
  • Luis Severino will be in the postseason rotation.
  • Clint Frazier will hit 30 home runs.

Rohan

  • Aaron Judge will stay healthy all season.
  • Luis Medina will make his MLB debut.
  • Aaron Hicks will hit 35 home runs.

Jaime

  • Nick Nelson will be a top-4 reliever for the Yankees.
  • Gleyber Torres will have the highest wRC+ of the team’s infielders.
  • The Yankees will win at least 105 games.

Dom

  • Jameson Taillon will lead the Yankees in wins.
  • Five Yankees will hit 30 or more home runs: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Clint Frazier, Luke Voit, and Gary Sánchez.
  • Ezequiel Duran will be a back up at second base or shortstop at some point this year.
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5 Comments

  1. DonnieK

    Read the Orioles summary – first time I have read VF314 – loved humor and inside comments – not a fan of bashing/negativity in context funny though

  2. Jacob

    Okay I got one, hear me out…. DJ LeMahieu will have a 50 game hitting streak.

  3. chip56

    “Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton will combine for 280 games played”

    I’m hoping for 280 innings combined

  4. Mungo

    AL MVP: Gleyber Torres. The man has a chip on his shoulder and wants to be viewed with the best SS’s in the game. He’s motivated and will be espresso overdrive.

  5. Brian M

    I’m surprised not even one person picked Oakland. I would probably bet on them winning the division. The success of Houston’s rotation is going to be dependent on three guys who are basically rookies plus they lost their top hitter from 2020, the Angels rotation is annually trash, the Mariners are probably a year or two away from contending, and the Rangers are in rebuild mode.

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