One of the things that is most exciting about opening day is that you always see the two teams best pitchers. C.C Sabathia will be going against Justin Verlander on opening day. Stephen Strausburg and Matt Garza will also go head to head in the opener. The Cardinals will likely pitch Adam Wainwright and the Reds Johnny Cueto or Mat Latos. It is always exciting to see how these pitchers perform. Which of these pitchers do you think will out-do the rest?
Every year over 20 awards are given in each league the biggest of which are M.V.P, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year. Those are the awards I will make predictions for.
M.V.P. Joey Votto. The third best player in the N.L right now. The best 1B in the N.L will win the M.V.P if I am right. and if my projected numbers are right he should win player of the year as well. I think he will put up exactly these numbers and have another M.V.P season.337 AVG, 34 HR, 124 RBI’s.
Cy Young. Johnny Cueto. Last year the Reds ace posted a 2.31 ERA with 9 wins and 104 K’s. I think he will only get better and go on to win the Cy Young award with these statistics. 2.57 ERA, 19 wins, 201 K’s.
R.O.Y. Bryce Harper. Number 2 over all prospect is my prediction for N.L R.O.Y. I think he will hit 284 with 28 HR, 86 RBI’s and will dominate in the voting.