Sean’s 2023 MLB crystal ball



Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez warms up during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, March 14, 2023, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Baseball is back and better than ever this year, with new rules looking to make this a truly electrifying season. With that being said, here’s my outlook on the major awards, standings, and World Series winner in 2023.



Blue Jays 97-65

Yankees 94-68

Orioles 86-76

Rays 84-78

Red Sox 71-91



Guardians 90-72

Twins 83-79

White Sox 83-79

Royals 71-91

Tigers 69-73



Astros 100-62

Mariners 93-69

Rangers 84-78

Angels 83-79

Athletics 60-102



Mets 100-62

Braves 97-65

Phillies 90-72

Marlins 77-85

Nationals 61-101



Cardinals 90-72

Brewers 87-75

Cubs 79-83

Pirates 69-93

Reds 63-99



Padres 101-61

Dodgers 92-70

Diamondbacks 81-81

Giants 77-85

Rockies 66-96


Playoff Teams (12)


American League: (1) Houston Astros, (2) Blue Jays, (3) Guardians, (4) Yankees, (5) Mariners, (6) Orioles

National League: (1) Padres, (2) Mets, (3) Cardinals, (4) Dodgers, (5) Braves, (6) Phillies




AL- Shohei Ohtani

NL- José Ramírez

Cy Young

AL – Christian Javier

NL- Zac Gallen

Rookie of the Year

AL- Gunnar Henderson

NL- Corbin Carroll


Hank Aaron

AL- Mike Trout

NL- José Ramírez


Silver Slugger C

AL- Adley Rutschman

NL- J.T. Realmuto


Silver Slugger 1B

AL- Vinnie Pasquantino

NL- Freddie Freeman


Silver Slugger 2B

AL- Marcus Semien

NL- Luis Arráez


Silver Slugger 3B

AL- José Ramírez

NL-Manny Machado


Silver Slugger SS

AL- Corey Seager

NL- Trea Turner


Silver Slugger OF

AL- Julio Rodríguez, Aaron Judge, Mike Trout

NL- Ronald Acuña Jr., Juan Soto, Mookie Betts


DH Award

AL- Yordan Álvarez

NL- Pete Alonso


Trevor Hoffman Award (best NL reliever)

– Camilo Doval


Mariano Rivera Award (best AL reliever)

– Félix Bautista


World Series

In 2023, I have the Toronto Blue Jays winning the 119th World Series in 7 games over the Atlanta Braves. This Jays team is the most balanced team in all of baseball, with aces like Alek Manoah and Kevin Gausman leading the way, superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and key additions this offseason like OF Daulton Varsho, RP Erik Swanson, and SP Chris Bassitt. Keep in mind, this is a team that already ranked 7th in wins, 2nd in OPS, and 4th in ERA in 2022.