July 16, 2009

2009 MLB preseason predictions

Here are my predictions for the Yankees and the MLB from March 31: (I’m a little embarrassed about the first section.)

Yankees victories: over (96)
Mark Teixeira home runs: under (30)
Mark Teixeira RBI: over (129)
Derek Jeter batting average: under (.289)
Johnny Damon batting average: over (.310)
CC Sabathia wins: over (22)
A.J. Burnett wins: over (17)
Joba Chamberlain wins: over (15)
Mariano Rivera saves: under (32)

AL East: Yankees
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Angels
AL Wildcard: Rays
NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Brewers
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wildcard: Cubs

AL World Series rep: Yankees
NL World Series rep: Dodgers

World Series winner: Yankees

AL MVP: Evan Longoria
NL MVP: Manny Ramirez
AL CY: CC Sabathia
NL CY: Tim Lincecum
AL ROY: Elvis Andrus
NL ROY: Cameron Maybin

AL East Division Standings:
Yankees 96-66
Rays: 92-70
Red Sox: 91-71
Blue jays: 76-86
Orioles: 64-98

Yankees MVP: CC Sabathia
Yankees CY: CC Sabathia
Yankees vs. Red Sox: 11-7
Yankees vs. Mets: 2-4
First hit in new Yankee Stadium: Derek Jeter
First home run in new Yankee Stadium: Jorge Posada
Phil Hughes wins: 6
Ian Kennedy wins: 2
Other: Brett Gardner will NOT be the starting center fielder at the end of the season

You can see how I did here. A commenter calculated I was 28.9 percent correct with my predictions.

I'll have a new one up with new questions for 2010 soon. If you have anything you'd like me to include, shoot me an e-mail.

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