2022 MLB Season Preview: Predictions From LeagueApps Baseball Partners

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What happens when technology experts that love the game of baseball make season predictions? As the 2022 MLB season begins, we wanted to ask our baseball partners what they expect to see this season. 

The expert panel consisted of Caleb Sneed of Extreme Baseball and Softball Club, Nick Brocato and Matt Rowland of Ripken Baseball, and Seth VohBehren of Gators Baseball Academy.

Here are the predictions for the 2022 MLB Season from our LeagueApps Dugout technology experts. Spoiler alert: Our partners seem to have a lot of faith in the 2022 Dodgers!

Caleb’s predictions

Caleb Sneed is a Trainer at Extreme Baseball and Softball Club. The organization aims to help young baseball and softball players develop through all inclusive training;  a process over outcome philosophy; character development;  player, parent and coach support; and family. Here are his picks for the 2022 MLB Season.

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central
AL West: Astros
NL East: Braves
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Dodgers
World Series Matchup and Winner: Blue Jays vs Dodgers—Dodgers
AL MVP: Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
NL MVP: Mookie Betts
AL Cy Young: Shane Bieber
NL Cy Young: Max Scherzer
AL Rookie of the Year: Bobby Witt, Jr.
NL Rookie of the Year: Hunter Greene
Comeback Player of the Year: Ronald Acuna, Jr.
Player to Look Out For: Dylan Carlson

Matt’s predictions: 

Ripken Baseball provides unique and unforgettable baseball experiences by allowing kids to play on replicas of some of their favorite MLB team’s stadiums—like Yankee Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and most recently Citi Field and PNC Park. Matt Rowland and Nick Brocato of Ripken weighed in with their 2022 predictions below:

AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Twins
AL West: Mariners
NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Brewers
NL West: Dodgers
World Series Matchup and Winner: Blue Jays vs Dodgers—Dodgers
AL MVP: Byron Buxton
NL MVP: Trea Turner
AL Cy Young: Shane Bieber
NL Cy Young: Trevor Bauer
AL Rookie of the Year: Julio Rodriguez
NL Rookie of the Year: Bryson Stott
Comeback Player of the Year: Shane Bieber
Player to Look Out For: Christian Pache

Nick Brocato

AL East: Blue Jays
AL Central: White Sox
AL West: Astros
NL East: Braves
NL Central: Cardinals
NL West: Dodgers
World Series Matchup and Winner: Rays vs Dodgers—Dodgers
AL MVP: Shohei Ohtani
NL MVP: Juan Soto
AL Cy Young: Shohei Ohtani
NL Cy Young: Max Scherzer
AL Rookie of the Year: Bobby Witt, Jr.
NL Rookie of the Year: Oneil Cruz
Comeback Player of the Year: Ronald Acuna, Jr.
Player to Look Out For: Seiya Suzuki

Seth VonBehren

The Gators Baseball Academy is dedicated to developing players from the fundamentals of baseball through the college recruiting process. Seth, Player Development Director, shares his predictions for the season.

AL East:Yankees
AL Central: White Sox
AL West: Astros
NL East: Braves
NL Central: Brewers
NL West: Dodgers
World Series Matchup and Winner: White Sox vs Dodgers—Dodgers
AL MVP: Guerrero, Jr.
NL MVP: Acuna, Jr.
AL Cy Young: Gerrit Cole
NL Cy Young: Corbin Burns
AL Rookie of the Year: Spencer Torkelson
NL Rookie of the Year: CJ Abrams
Comeback Player of the Year: Acuna, Jr.
Player to Look Out For: Kyle Tucker

 

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Melissa Wickes

Melissa Wickes is a Copywriter for LeagueApps with years of experience writing for parenting publications, marketing blogs, and more within the content marketing space. When Melissa isn't writing, she's eating pasta or playing the guitar.
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