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Phillies Nation’s 2018 Phillies, MLB Predictions



By Peetlesnumber1 – Own work, CC

We’re two days from first pitch. Who wants predictions?!

Here are our predictions for the 2018 Phillies and major leagues. The questionnaire is at the end of the post; if you’d like, copy and paste, then fill out your responses in the comments.

2018 Phillies Predictions
1. How many home runs will Rhys Hoskins hit?
  • Tim Malcolm: 31
  • Michael Sadowski: 36
  • Brendan Sample: 33
2. What will be Carlos Santana’s final triple-slash line?
  • Tim Malcolm: .262/.371/.488
  • Michael Sadowski: .255/.365/.430
  • Brendan Sample: .265/.370/.475
3. What will be Maikel Franco’s final triple-slash line?
  • Tim Malcolm: .271/.348/.517
  • Michael Sadowski: .235/.290/.410
  • Brendan Sample: .240/.295/.415
4. What will be Jorge Alfaro’s final strikeout to walk ratio?
  • Tim Malcolm: 159/22
  • Michael Sadowski: 140/30
  • Brendan Sample: 125/30
5. How many games will Aaron Altherr start in right field?
  • Tim Malcolm: 33
  • Michael Sadowski: 85
  • Brendan Sample: 32
6. What will be Aaron Nola’s final ERA?
  • Tim Malcolm: 3.19
  • Michael Sadowski: 3.30
  • Brendan Sample: 3.15
7. What will be Jake Arrieta’s final ERA?
  • Tim Malcolm: 3.87
  • Michael Sadowski: 3.59
  • Brendan Sample: 3.40
8. What will be Nick Pivetta’s final ERA?
  • Tim Malcolm: 4.81
  • Michael Sadowski: 4.95
  • Brendan Sample: 5.20
9. How many innings will Vince Velasquez pitch?
  • Tim Malcolm: 93
  • Michael Sadowski: 95
  • Brendan Sample: 127
10. How many saves will Hector Neris earn?
  • Tim Malcolm: 22
  • Michael Sadowski: 28 (+10 after being traded)
  • Brendan Sample: 22
11. How many times will Scott Kingery start at second base?
  • Tim Malcolm: 31
  • Michael Sadowski: 100
  • Brendan Sample: 135
12. How many positions will Scott Kingery play?
  • Tim Malcolm: 6
  • Michael Sadowski: 5
  • Brendan Sample: 3
13. How many times will Gabe Kapler switch outfielders for an at-bat?
  • Tim Malcolm: 67
  • Michael Sadowski: 70
  • Brendan Sample: 22
14. How many times will Odubel Herrera be pulled from a game?
  • Tim Malcolm: 1
  • Michael Sadowski: 0
  • Brendan Sample: 4
15. Who will be the first starting pitcher called up?
  • Tim Malcolm: Tom Eshelman
  • Michael Sadowski: Tom Eshelman
  • Brendan Sample: Tom Eshelman
16. When will the Phillies win their first series?
  • Tim Malcolm: April 6-8 vs Marlins
  • Michael Sadowski: April 6-8 vs Marlins
  • Brendan Sample: March 29-31 vs Braves
17. Who makes the NL all-star team?
  • Tim Malcolm: Rhys Hoskins, Aaron Nola, Cesar Hernandez
  • Michael Sadowski: Rhys Hoskins, Aaron Nola, Jake Arrieta
  • Brendan Sample: Rhys Hoskins, Aaron Nola
18. The Phillies play the Nationals 19 times. What’s their final record against them?
  • Tim Malcolm: 9-10
  • Michael Sadowski: 7-12
  • Brendan Sample: 8-11
19. What will the Phillies record be on before their game on July 31 (117 games played)?
  • Tim Malcolm: 57-60
  • Michael Sadowski: 57-60
  • Brendan Sample: 61-56
20. Will the Phillies make any trade deadline moves? And if so, who leaves or comes in?
  • Tim Malcolm: Aaron Altherr is traded; Marcus Stroman is acquired
  • Michael Sadowski: Cesar Hernandez and Hector Neris are traded
  • Brendan Sample: Maikel Franco is traded; Danny Duffy is acquired
21. What will be the Phillies final 2018 record?
  • Tim Malcolm: 83-79
  • Michael Sadowski: 80-82
  • Brendan Sample: 84-78
2018 MLB Predictions
22. American League MVP
  • Tim Malcolm: Mike Trout
  • Michael Sadowski: Mike Trout
  • Brendan Sample: George Springer
23. American League Cy Young
  • Tim Malcolm: James Paxton
  • Michael Sadowski: Dallas Keuchel
  • Brendan Sample: Chris Sale
23. American League Rookie of the Year
  • Tim Malcolm: Dustin Fowler
  • Michael Sadowski: Willie Calhoun
  • Brendan Sample: Shohei Otani
24. American League Manager of the Year
  • Tim Malcolm: Bob Melvin
  • Michael Sadowski: Terry Francona
  • Brendan Sample: Alex Cora
25. National League MVP
  • Tim Malcolm: Bryce Harper
  • Michael Sadowski:  Trea Turner
  • Brendan Sample: Nolan Arenado
26. National League Cy Young
  • Tim Malcolm: Jacob deGrom
  • Michael Sadowski: Clayton Kershaw
  • Brendan Sample: Clayton Kershaw
27. National League Rookie of the Year
  • Tim Malcolm: Ronald Acuna
  • Michael Sadowski: Lewis Brinson
  • Brendan Sample: Scott Kingery
28. National League Manager of the Year
  • Tim Malcolm: Mike Matheny
  • Michael Sadowski: Joe Maddon
  • Brendan Sample: Craig Counsell
29. American League Wild Cards
  • Tim Malcolm: Red Sox, Athletics
  • Michael Sadowski: Red Sox, Rangers
  • Brendan Sample: Red Sox, Twins
30. American League Division Winners:
  • Tim Malcolm: Yankees, Indians, Astros
  • Michael Sadowski: Yankees, Indians, Astros
  • Brendan Sample: Yankees, Indians, Astros
31. American League Champion and Runner-Up
  • Tim Malcolm: Red Sox d. Indians
  • Michael Sadowski: Astros d. Yankees
  • Brendan Sample: Indians d. Astros
32. National League Wild Cards
  • Tim Malcolm: Cubs, Mets
  • Michael Sadowski: Cardinals, Rockies
  • Brendan Sample: Brewers, Diamondbacks
33. National League Division Winners:
  • Tim Malcolm: Nationals, Cardinals, Dodgers
  • Michael Sadowski: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers
  • Brendan Sample: Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers
34. National League Champion and Runner-Up
  • Tim Malcolm: Dodgers d. Cardinals
  • Michael Sadowski: Nationals d. Dodgers
  • Brendan Sample: Dodgers d. Nationals
35. World Series Prediction
  • Tim Malcolm: Dodgers d. Red Sox
  • Michael Sadowski: Nationals d. Astros
  • Brendan Sample: Indians d. Dodgers
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Reader Questionnaire: Copy and paste and write your responses as a comment.
2018 Phillies Predictions
1. How many home runs will Rhys Hoskins hit?
2. What will be Carlos Santana’s final triple-slash line?
3. What will be Maikel Franco’s final triple-slash line?
4. What will be Jorge Alfaro’s final strikeout to walk ratio?
5. How many games will Aaron Altherr start in right field?
6. What will be Aaron Nola’s final ERA?
7. What will be Jake Arrieta’s final ERA?
8. What will be Nick Pivetta’s final ERA?
9. How many innings will Vince Velasquez pitch?
10. How many saves will Hector Neris earn?
11. How many starts will Scott Kingery have at second base?
12. How many positions will Scott Kingery play?
13. How many times will Gabe Kapler switch outfielders for an at-bat?
14. How many times will Odubel Herrera be pulled from a game?
15. Who will be the first starting pitcher called up?
16. When will the Phillies win their first series?
17. Who makes the NL all-star team?
18. The Phillies play the Nationals 19 times. What’s their final record against them?
19. What will the Phillies record be on before their game on July 31 (117 games played)?
20. Will the Phillies make any trade deadline moves? And if so, who leaves or comes in?
21. What will be the Phillies final 2018 record?
2018 MLB Predictions
22. American League MVP
23. American League Cy Young
23. American League Rookie of the Year
24. American League Manager of the Year
25. National League MVP
26. National League Cy Young
27. National League Rookie of the Year
28. National League Manager of the Year
29. American League Wild Cards
30. American League Division Winners:
East:
Central:
West:
31. American League Champion and Runner-Up
32. National League Wild Cards
33. National League Division Winners:
East:
Central:
West:
34. National League Champion and Runner-Up
35. World Series Prediction

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