Joey Votto is going to be the best player in this year’s postseason. Votto should hit every ball good and get tons of line drive hits and big home runs. Votto will play normal defense and maybe steal a base too. Votto will hit anything and won’t be fooled easy. He will heat up as soon as the postseason starts. he will do better off of off speed stuff too. Nothing will stop him. he will be really big in the first series and help on almost all of Cincinnati’s runs. Votto will lead this team and if he does do bad in a series they will be out. He should be walked or pitched around. Votto will be dangerous in any situation and won’t fail to often in a clutch situation or worth somebody on base. He will have a great postseason all around and not stop playing well at all. Votto should do best with his homers though.
If the Braves make it to the postseason Derek Lowe will have his beat postseason. Every start he makes will be a good one and he should put up great numbers. Lowe might not be the Braves best starter though Tim Hudson won’t stop his success. Lowe should do a great job and help them stay in every series. He will continue to do as good as he is right now and might even be the go to guy in a big game. He won’t give up a lot of runs and even though he might not win every game will defiantly keep them in the series. Lowe won’t be stopped by any offense except maybe the Rays or Yankees. He should have very good lines and won’t give up walks. owe’s stuff should really thrive. If he doesn’t have good mechanics and he will give up tons of runs and won’t have a good postseason at all. Lowe is probably going to be 2-1 if the Braves get to the World Series and 2-0 or 1-0 if any less.
- Bronson Arroyo- He isn’t going to be a really good postseason pitcher but he’s an ace and has the experience. He won’t be bad all the time and should have some good innings of work. he will have a higher ERA but will be a lot more valuable.
- Johnny Cueto- He will be the young power pitcher that won’t have too many struggles in the postseason. His lack of experience will be meaningless. He will strikeout many hitters as his specialty. Cueto will have a special postseason.
- Travis Wood- He’s a rookie and will have rookies struggles and he shouldn’t be started in any big games. He might not be really good at anything in the postseason but he will hold the team he’s facing to little runs and hits and should keep the Reds in the game.
- Edinson Volquez- The other young gun won’t be as good as Cueto but should collect more than one win and he will do a good job for the Reds and shouldn’t do a bad job in any inning. He should be very successful and it should lead to more success.
- Aarron Harang- he shouldn’t start and probably he won’t but if he does at all he won’t be terrible
- Homer Bailey- Same as Harang.
The Reds have a good chance to win but more because their offense will be really good and cover up evreytime they pitch bad and the bullpen should do pretty good too.
Napoli won’t be worth anything on defense. He’s ready to step up to the next level too and will big time next year. He will even make his average go up. If he starts everyday he should hit around 30 homers and have decent production. Napoli should have some of his best years coming up and he could really help a team. His value will be at its highest and he should hit well all year and he a lot more consistent too. He should get a hold of a lot more balls too. He won’t always be good though, when he slumps it will be big and not do well at all. For the most part though there isn’t a big reason not to have him. If he stays in LA for 2011 he will do even better because he will fir right in and he should start everyday if he plays their. Napoli is going to have his biggest year in recent memory next year and Napoli won’t stop easy.
I don’t think he will be really good again but he will show spurts of being good and will drive runs in. He may even be bad at the start of next year but then his average will come back up. Sandoval won’t be good all-around these last two weeks of the season. Sandoval should heat back up a bit for the postseason and should get some hits. He should hit low in the order for now but shouldn’t be benched. He will step up when they need it most but won’t even be a leader in anything for the Giants the rest of the year. He will still have a good career and he will still hit for average every year and he will have very good hitting skills for quite a few years. Sandoval should be biggest in the clutch and will have mostly 0 for or 1 foe games the rest of the year. His average should keep rising after this season.
AL MVP: 1B Miguel Cabrera Runner-up: 3B Evan Longoria
NL MVP: 1B Joey Votto Runner-Up: 1B Albert Pujols
AL CY Young: LHP David Price Runner-up: RHP Felix Hernandez
NL CY Young: RHP Roy Halladay Runner-up: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
AL ROY: OF Austin Jackson Runner-up: RHP Neftali Feliz
NL ROY: C Buster Posey Runner-up: SS Starlin Castro
AL Manager of the Year: Ron Gardenhire Runner-up: Joe Maddon
NL Manager of the Year: Bud Black Runner-up: Bruce Bouchy
I think if Philly wins the east (most likely) I think Atlanta would edge out Colorado, but if the Rockies find a way to make the postseason they will be a good pick for the World Series.
- Won’t be a good postseason team
- Pitching will be there but no offense to back it up
- Will have their good games though
- Lincecum and Cain will win almost every time
- Offense will be alive most games
- Have ability to go deep in the postseason
- Offense would mostly be Tulo and Cargo but will get some help
- Too many question marks after Ublado
- Will be a good team but will have to earn their way there
- Joey Votto will be a big leader on offense but the Reds will score without him too
- The Young Gun pitchers will step up big
- Chapman won’t be a big factor and could actually blow a game
- Their rotation won’t let them down a bit
- The offense will do very good too
- Them being a hot team will help them a lot and could make a big run
- All-around great team that won’t lose easy
- Need some good start and Tim Hudson and Tommy Hanson will be there but they need more
- Bullpen will close every game
- Offense might be best in playoffs and no big flaws
Favorite for pennant: Braves will make a big run Runner Up: Phillies
Magglio Ordonez isn’t going to completely drop off next year, he may get a bit worse but that’s it. He’s still going to hit .300 and get around 20 homers and be a great hitter. He may start to drop off big in two years or so but he may even start next year better. he will go through more slumps now though and may be better as a DH. Maggs should still protect good hitters in a big way too and he won’t stop getting hits next year. He should re-sign for Detroit because it would be a good deal for both of them. He would also still make a great three hole hitter. Magglio is going to barley drop off and will be strong both half’s next year and he could make a possible all-star game run. Maggs is everything you need in a hitter for next year and he will hit well anywhere, he’s going to have a big season.
Based on my ratings and predictions. (NOTE: All 2010 stats will either get better or worse but it just means around the number)
Austin Jackson- 2010 GRADE: Overall: B+ First Half: A- Second Half: B
2011: BETTER OR WORSE AVG: .300- Better SB: 24- Slowly get better H: 171- Bettter
Miguel Cabrera- 2010 Overall: A+ First Half: A+ Second Half: A-
2011: AVG.: .326- Same HR: 34- Better by a few RBI: 119- Same
Brennan Boesch- 2010 Overall: C First Half: A Second Half: E-
2011: AVG. .265- Worse by five points HR: 14- More RBI: 63- Same
Magglio Ordonez- 2010 Overall: A- First Half: A-
2011: AVG.: .303- Same HR: 12- Better RBI: 59- More
Carlos Guillen- 2010 Overall: C+ First Half: B- Second Half: D-
2011: AVG .273- Worse HR: 6- Better RBI: 34- Better
Jhonny Peralta- 2010 OVERALL: B- First Half: C- Second Half: B
2011: AVG- .250- Better HR- 14- Better RBI- 72- Better
Alex Avila- 2010 OVERALL: D- First Half: E Second Half:D
2011: AVG- .220- Better HR: 5- Better RBI: 27- Better
Gerald Laird- 2010 OVERALL: F First Half: F Second Half: F
2011: AVG: .206- Worse HR: 6- Worse RBI: 25- Better
Johnny Damon- 2010 OVERALL: C+ First Half: B Second Half: B-
2011: AVG: .270- Better HR-8- Better RBI- 47- Worse
Ryan Raburn- 2010 OVERALL:B- FIRST HALF: D- SECOND HALF: A
2011: AVG- .273- Better HR- 13- More RBI- 56- More
Ramon Santiago- 2010 OVERALL: C- First Half: C Second Half: D
2011: AVG- .258- Worse HR- 2- Worse RBI- 18- Better
Brandon Inge: 2010 OVERALL: D+ First Half: D- Second Half: C-
2011 AVG.- .250- Worse HR- 11- Better RBI- 64- Same
Will Rhymes: 2010 OVERALL: B Second Half: B
2011- AVG- .294- Same HR- 0- More RBI- 16- More
Don Kelly: 2010 OVERALL: C First Half: D- Seond Half: B
2011- AVG- .245- Better HR- 5- Same RBI- 25- Same’
Danny Worth- 2010 OVERALL: C First Half: C Second Half: C
2011- AVG- .255- Worse HR- 2- More RBI- 8- More
Scott Sizemore- 2010 OVERALL: D+ First Half: F+ Second Half: B
2011: AVG- .226- Better HR- 3- Better RBI- 14- Better
Casper Wells- 2010 OVERALL: A Second Half: A
2011: AVG- .344- Worse HR- 3- Better RBI-14- Better
I think Scott Sizemore is going to be really good and do better than he’s doing right now plus develop a bit of power. Sizemore and Will Rhymes should platoon for the first part of next year and they will both do good. Sizemore’s defense is going to be even better for him and he will have some very good hitting tools, he should hit .300 a few times in the near future. He’s going to get better and better within the next year but he will have some more big slumps. He will be more than an average player. He’s going to need to hit seventh or around there for a while and then he can move up in the order. He won’t be a big stats guy but all of his production will cover that up. Sizemore should even be a bit better than Rhymes. Sizemore is going to have a lot better season next year and he won’t back down at all this year.