Who will win the 2016 MLB MVP award?
With three of the top five picks in the 2016 draft, the 2016 season is set to begin in earnest.
The 2017 season is going to be the first time that the major leagues will open on Monday, October 5th.
In the past, the league has been reluctant to allow fans to watch the game on TV until it was officially played.
This season, however, the MLB has decided to allow the games to be played live on television for the first two weeks of the regular season.
It has also made the league’s replay policy less restrictive.
This year’s schedule for the 2017 season has been finalized and the schedule will be announced on September 25th.
We’ve also added the 2017 AL MVP award and the 2017 NL MVP award to our list of the Best Moments in Baseball History.
So sit back and enjoy the 2017 MLB season as it begins on Monday night.
Braves – LHP Jake Peavy, Braves, 17.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 6 K, 0 BB The Braves were the last team to win the National League East title.
Jake Peaser started the season with a 6-0 record and a 1.84 ERA and allowed just one home run in the second half.
He has since gone on a tear and now has 12 wins, eight shutouts, and a 3.28 ERA.
Peavy was acquired from the Dodgers for pitcher Brandon McCarthy and outfielder/first baseman Christian Bethancourt in exchange for pitcher Mike Foltynewicz.
2. Dodgers – C Andrew McCutchen, Dodgers, 16.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 3 BB With the Dodgers already on the cusp of winning the NL West, Andrew McCuthans last home run came against the Padres.
The Dodgers won the game 7-4.
McCutcher finished the season on a high note with 12 homers, 49 RBIs, and .890 OPS.
Phillies – OF David Ortiz, Phillies, 15.0/3, 1.2/1, 1 HR, 1 RBI The Phillies are now the first team in the National Leagues history to win both the NL East and NL Central.
The Phillies will face off against the Cardinals and Braves in the first round of the NLDS.
4. Yankees – Pitchers Aaron Judge, Yankees, 14.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB As expected, Aaron Judge started off the season strong with two quality starts.
He went 4-1 with a 1/3 inning scoreless streak, and then went 2-1, 2.88 in his next four starts, going 5-2 with a 2.18 ERA.
5. Brewers – RP Brad Miller, Brewers, 13.1/2, 2/1/1 IP Brad Miller is a true power pitcher.
He is currently second in the NL with 16 home runs allowed.
He has pitched more innings in 2017 than any other pitcher, going 26.2 innings with 15 starts.
Miller was traded to the Yankees in a trade for Carlos Martinez.
He was originally selected by the Dodgers in the 11th round of his first round draft in 2004.
Cardinals – SS Victor Martinez, Cardinals, 11.1IP, 3/0, 2 BB, 0 K Martinez was one of the most dominant pitchers in the entire National League in 2017.
He started the year with a strong start to the season and finished with 14 wins and a 4.00 ERA.
Martinez is a defensive specialist that can attack pitches from both sides of the plate.
Blue Jays – CF Andrew McCourt, Blue Jays, 10.1-IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 K, 1 SB The Blue Jays won the AL Central with a record of 16-7 and made a push to the postseason for the second consecutive year.
They finished the regular year with 24 wins and 24 games to go. 8.
Tigers – 1B/OF Michael Fulmer, Tigers, 9.2IP, 1 H, BB, 1 K The Tigers have a chance to make it to the World Series for the third straight season.
The Tigers went 14-11 this season, which was a better record than any team in baseball.
Fulmer finished with 17 home runs, the third most in the league.
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Royals – RF Michael Fulster, Royals, 8 IP, 1H, 1ER, BB Fulsier led the Royals in home runs with 31.
The only team in MLB history to record 31 home runs was the 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Braves Pitching Jose Berrios, Braves -12.1 ERA, 1HR, 6.1 K/9, 3.7 BB Berrios led the Braves in strikeouts