2006 PREDICTIONS

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Category Player 2005 Stats
AL MVP
Alex Rodriguez
.320, 50 HR, 140 RBI
Alex Rodriguez .321, 48 HR, 130 RBI
NL MVP
Albert Pujols
.341, 47 HR, 135 RBI
Albert Pujols .330, 41 HR, 117 RBI
AL Cy Young
Randy Johnson
19-7, 3.50 ERA, 275 K/50 BB
Randy Johnson 17-8, 3.79 ERA, 211 K/47 BB
NL Cy Young
John Smoltz
18-10, 2.90 ERA, 175 K/70 BB
John Smoltz 14-7, 3.06 ERA, 169 K/53 BB
AL Rookie of the Year
Delmon Young
.300, 50 SB
Delmon Young .285, 6 HR, 28 RBI, 7 SB in AAA
NL Rookie of the Year
Ryan Zimmerman
.295, 15 HR, 65 RBI
Ryan Zimmerman .397, 0 HR, 6 RBI
AL Manager of the Year
Ken Macha
92-70
Ken Macha 88-74 in 2005 with Oakland
NL Manager of the Year
Grady Little
84-78
Grady Little 188-136 (.580) 2002-03 in Boston
AL Home Run Champion
David Ortiz
51 HR
David Ortiz .300, 47 HR, 148 RBI
NL Home Run Champion
Albert Pujols
47 HR
Albert Pujols .330, 41 HR, 117 RBI
AL Batting Champion
Derek Jeter
.345 avg.
Derek Jeter .309, 19 HR, 70 RBI
NL Batting Champion
Albert Pujols
.341 avg.
Albert Pujols .330, 41 HR, 117 RBI
AL Most Wins
Roy Halladay
20 W
Roy Halladay 12-4, 2.41 ERA, 108 K/18 BB
NL Most Wins
Mark Mulder
19 W
Mark Mulder 16-8, 3.64, 111 K/70 BB
AL Comeback Player
Roy Halladay
20-8, 2.75 ERA, 190 K/50 BB
Roy Halladay 12-4, 2.41 ERA, 108 K/18 BB
NL Comeback Player
Barry Bonds
.320, 25 HR, 70 RBI
Barry Bonds .286, 5 HR, 10 RBI
AL Most Overrated
Johnny Damon
.285, 11 HR, 65 RBI
Johnny Damon .316, 10 HR, 75 RBI
NL Most Overrated
Andruw Jones
.265, 35 HR, 100 RBI
Andruw Jones .263, 51 HR, 128 RBI
AL Most Underrated
Coco Crisp
.295, 18 HR, 80 RBI
Coco Crisp .300, 16 HR, 69 RBI
NL Most Underrated
Jeff Suppan
15-8, 3.55 ERA, 120 K/65 BB
Jeff Suppan 16-10, 3.57 ERA, 114 K/63 BB
AL Breakout Player
Robinson Cano
.315, 25 HR, 95 RBI
Robinson Cano .297, 14 HR, 62 RBI
NL Breakout Player
Ryan Howard
.265, 45 HR, 110 RBI
Ryan Howard .288, 22 HR, 63 RBI
AL Surprise Team
Oakland Athletics
92-70
Oakland Athletics 88-74
NL Surprise Team
San Francisco Giants
89-73
San Francisco Giants 75-87
AL Disappointing Team
Toronto Blue Jays
84-78
Toronto Blue Jays 80-82
NL Disappointing Team
San Diego Padres
80-82
San Diego Padres 82-80

2006 PLAYOFF BRACKET
ALDS ALCS WS NLCS NLDS
Yankees Braves
Athletics
Giants
White Sox
Astros
Angels Mets


ALDS: NYY over OAK in 4 games. CWS over LAA in 4 games.

NLDS: ATL over SF in 5 games. HOU over NYM in 3 games.

ALCS: NYY over CWS in 6 games.

NLCS: HOU over ATL in 6 games.

World Series: NYY over HOU in 4 games.