MLB Roundtable: Award predictions, World Series picks for 2017

The day's top plays, including Greg Bird's and Joe Panik's great diving stops and A.J. Pollock's gorgeous catch in center.

The Toronto Blue Jays made the 2016 playoffs as a wild card team before advancing to the ALCS. Could history repeat itself in 2017? Four of our five panelists predict another wild card appearance for the Blue Jays, with the Red Sox heavily favoured to repeat as AL East winners.

Here are our full awards and playoff predictions.


MLB PREVIEW ROUNDTABLE: PART 1


AWARDS

Jeff Blair

American League

MVP: Mike Trout
Cy Young: Chris Sale
RoY: Andrew Benintendi

National League

MVP: Clayton Kershaw
Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
RoY: Dansby Swanson

Shi Davidi

American League

MVP: Francisco Lindor
Cy Young: Corey Kluber
RoY: Yulieski Gurriel

National League

MVP: Bryce Harper
Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
RoY: Dansby Swanson

Arden Zwelling

American League

MVP: Carlos Correa
Cy Young: Yu Darvish
RoY: Andrew Benintendi

National League

MVP: Corey Seager
Cy Young: Jacob DeGrom
RoY: Dansby Swanson

Mike Wilner

American League

MVP: Josh Donaldson
Cy Young: James Paxton
RoY: Jharel Cotton

National League

MVP: Bryce Harper
Cy Young: Carlos Martinez
RoY: Dansby Swanson

Ben Nicholson-Smith

American League

MVP: Mike Trout
Cy Young: Chris Sale
RoY: Andrew Benintendi

National League

MVP: Clayton Kershaw
Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw
RoY: Dansby Swanson

PLAYOFFS

Shi Davidi

AL: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Blue Jays*, Rangers*
NL: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets*, Giants*
World Series: Indians over Nationals

Ben Nicholson-Smith

AL: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Blue Jays*, Mariners*
NL: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets*, Giants*
World Series: Dodgers over Astros

Arden Zwelling

AL: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Blue Jays*, Mariners*
NL: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Giants*, Mets*
World Series: Cubs over Red Sox

Jeff Blair

AL: Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Blue Jays*, Mariners*
NL: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers, Marlins*, Giants*
World Series: Dodgers over Indians

Mike Wilner

AL: Blue Jays, Tigers, Mariners, Red Sox*, Astros*
NL: Nationals, Cardinals, Dodgers, Mets*, Giants*

*Wild Card

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