2011 MLB predictions, forecasts and wild guesses

Yahoo! Sports Staff
Tim Brown


Tim Brown

Steve Henson


Steve Henson

Jeff Passan


Jeff Passan

Winner:

Alex Rodriguez(notes)

Adrian Gonzalez(notes)

Adrian Gonzalez

Dark horse:

Carl Crawford(notes)

Robinson Cano(notes)

Nelson Cruz(notes)

Winner:

Albert Pujols(notes)

Ryan Braun(notes)

Jason Heyward(notes)

Dark horse:

Chipper Jones(notes)

Troy Tulowitzki(notes)

Ryan Braun

Winner:

David Price(notes)

Jon Lester(notes)

Jon Lester

Dark horse:

Trevor Cahill(notes)

Jered Weaver(notes)

John Danks(notes)

Winner:

Roy Halladay(notes)

Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay

Dark horse:

Clayton Kershaw(notes)

Matt Cain(notes)

Tommy Hanson(notes)

Winner:

Jeremy Hellickson(notes)

Jeremy Hellickson

Jeremy Hellickson

Dark horse:

J.P. Arencibia(notes)

Michael Pineda(notes)

Mike Moustakas(notes)

Winner:

Aroldis Chapman(notes)

Freddie Freeman(notes)

Brandon Belt(notes)

Dark horse:

Brandon Belt

Danny Espinosa(notes)

Craig Kimbrel(notes)

Winner:

Adam Dunn(notes)

Adrian Gonzalez

Alex Rodriguez

Dark horse:

Mark Reynolds(notes)

Jose Bautista(notes)

Mark Trumbo(notes)

Winner:

Albert Pujols

Prince Fielder(notes)

Mike Stanton(notes)

Dark horse:

Dan Uggla(notes)

Mike Stanton

Jay Bruce(notes)

Winner:

Joe Mauer(notes)

Ichiro Suzuki(notes)

Ichiro Suzuki

Dark horse:

Robinson Cano

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford

Winner:

Carlos Gonzalez(notes)

Joey Votto(notes)

Albert Pujols

Dark horse:

Hanley Ramirez(notes)

Matt Holliday(notes)

Starlin Castro(notes)

AL

Evan Longoria(notes)

Robinson Cano

Carlos Santana(notes)

NL

Jason Heyward

Ryan Braun

Buster Posey(notes)

AL

Clay Buchholz(notes)

David Price

Justin Verlander(notes)

NL

Matt Cain

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw

AL

Manny Ramirez(notes)

Justin Morneau(notes)

Justin Morneau

NL

Pablo Sandoval(notes)

Nate McLouth(notes)

Chipper Jones

AL

Matt Wieters(notes)

Nick Markakis(notes)

Travis Snider(notes)

NL

Colby Rasmus(notes)

Matt Kemp(notes)

Mike Morse

AL

Jeff Niemann(notes)

Gio Gonzalez(notes)

Brandon Morrow(notes)

NL

Jonathan Sanchez(notes)

Tommy Hanson

Julio Teheran(notes)

Joey Votto

Alex Rodriguez

Jason Heyward

Jim Riggleman

Brad Mills

Edwin Rodriguez

Tony Reagins

Tony Reagins

Neal Huntington

July 4

May 12

Tomorrow

105.2

104.5

104.7

April 2, 2012

May 30, 2012

June 5, 2012

101

77

22

67

68

68

8 yrs/$220M/Cubs

9 yrs/$245M/Cardinals

10yrs/$280M/Cardinals

June 3, 2011

July 1, 2011

June 10, 2011

Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole

Bubba Starling

July 4

June 20

June 9

June 6

Aug. 4

Aug. 19

31

37

31

Alex Rodriguez, 495

Mike Stanton, 525

Mike Stanton, 497

April 25, 2011

March 31, 2011

May 6, 2011

1

4

1

900

897

918

835

877

891

2.99

3.14

2.74

Sept. 1, 2011

May 15, 2012

July 28, 2011

100

49

100

0

0

0

April 2, 2012

Sept. 18, 2011

Opening day, 2012

Yes, but keeps mustache

Yes, after fifth blown save

No, dyes it blonde

Regular season predictions

Red Sox: 101-61

Red Sox: 98-64

Red Sox 95-67

Yankees: 91-71

Yankees: 93-69

Yankees: 92-70

Rays: 85-77

Rays: 87-75

Rays: 90-72

Blue Jays: 78-84

Blue Jays: 79-83

Blue Jays: 77-85

Orioles: 77-85

Orioles: 79-83

Orioles: 75-87

Twins: 84-78

White Sox: 85-77

Twins: 88-74

White Sox: 83-79

Twins: 84-78

Tigers: 85-77

Tigers: 82-80

Tigers: 83-79

White Sox: 83-79

Indians: 75-87

Indians: 70-92

Indians: 70-92

Royals: 64-98

Royals: 65-95

Royals: 68-94

Athletics: 88-74

Rangers: 88-74

Rangers: 88-74

Rangers: 86-76

Athletics: 87-75

Angels: 83-79

Angels: 80-82

Angels: 80-82

Athletics: 81-81

Mariners: 60-102

Mariners: 61-101

Mariners: 67-95

Braves: 92-70

Braves: 90-72

Phillies: 94-68

Phillies: 91-71

Phillies: 89-73

Braves: 92-70

Marlins: 84-78

Marlins: 85-77

Marlins: 78-84

Mets: 77-85

Mets: 78-84

Mets: 74-88

Nationals: 75-87

Nationals: 71-91

Nationals: 73-89

Reds: 89-73

Brewers: 88-74

Reds: 91-71

Cardinals: 84-78

Reds: 87-75

Cubs: 83-79

Brewers: 82-80

Cardinals: 83-79

Cardinals: 81-81

Cubs: 75-87

Cubs: 77-85

Brewers: 80-82

Astros: 75-87

Astros: 72-90

Astros: 68-94

Pirates: 69-93

Pirates: 70-92

Pirates: 66-96

Giants: 88-74

Giants 89-73

Dodgers 87-75

Rockies: 85-77

Rockies 87-75

Rockies: 86-76

Dodgers: 81-81

Padres 83-79

Giants: 86-76

Padres: 79-83

Dodgers 74-88

Padres: 76-86

Diamondbacks: 70-92

Diamondbacks 68-94

Diamondbacks: 73-89

Postseason predictions

Red Sox over Twins

Red Sox over White Sox

Red Sox over Rangers

Athletics over Yankees

Yankees over Rangers

Yankees over Twins

Giants over Braves

Brewers over Braves

Phillies over Dodgers

Phillies over Reds

Phillies over Giants

Braves over Reds

Red Sox over Athletics

Yankees over Red Sox

Red Sox over Yankees

Giants over Phillies

Brewers over Phillies

Braves over Phillies

Red Sox over Giants

Yankees over Brewers

Red Sox over Braves