The Cleveland Indians are easily the most well rounded American league team considering they are 5th in Runs allowed and 4th in Runs scored. This will really come in handy during the postseason. Prior to the trade deadline the Cleveland Indians made some very vigorous moves. Franciso Lindor is having a great sophomore year. This switch hitter out of Puerto Rico is hitting at.
Mike Napoli is having a notable year as well. He has 32 home runs and 93 RBIs to his tally. The AL East is very difficult to predict at this point. Therefore, my prediction that Boston will make a World Series is severely bold. Which proves that they are a great hitting team. This will assist them because teams that win the American League tend to have superior hitting. These stats clearly represent that. These post all-star stats show that as time winds down pressure does not faze them.
David Ortiz is having a great final season. He leads the team with 22 home runs, 72 RBIs, and. Steven Wright is having a great year with a first all- star appearance of his career and the year-old right-hander is throwing a 2. The former Tampa Bay ace leads the team with strikeouts. Dustin Pedroia is having a great 10th season as he is ranked 4th in the league in batting average. As I mentioned previously the AL East is very wild.
The Blue Jays have a very powerful hitting rotation. The Toronto Blue Jays are 7th in runs scored but they will need to pick up their batting average if they want a shot at contention for the world series. Their pitching has been amazing as they are 5th in earned runs least.
They are also top ten in hits allowed which will come a long way in the American league. The Tigers have a great chance of making a deep playoff run this year.
They contain great playoff experience and leadership. The Detroit Tigers must have better results from their pitchers.
They are ranked in the bottom half of many major pitching categories which means either the batters must play at a higher intensity or the pitcher must start to gain a consistency. As for their hitting, they are ranked in the top 10 in most categories which proves that they are neither a power or contact club, but an all-rounded club. The Detroit Tigers have 5 different hitters batting with at least 20 home runs with still a month of play left.
Rookie Michael Fulmer is having a remarkable season with a 2. Justin Verlander is also having an eye-opening season. The Chicago Cubs are a clear favorite to win the World Series. They are easily the best team in the MLB.
Their remarkable infield is full with all stars. All of whom are having stellar seasons. Jon Lester also got the nod for an all-star spot this year.
The Cubs have the lowest ERA, hits allowed, runs allowed, and are top 3 in strikeouts. As a National League team pitching and fielding is vital. They are league leaders in both categories. The Nationals are a great pitching team as well.
Daniel Murphy is having a great season. He leads the league in batting average and has 25 home runs and RBIs to his contribution as of today. They are second in the league for Fielding percentage which is a great achievement and represents their stellar fielders.
Trea Turner is having a fantastic rookie year. If he had started earlier in the season he would definitely the favorite for rookie of the year. The Dodgers are the favorite for the 3rd seed in the American League.
A couple days ago Kershaw made his first start in about 2 months. John Wall and Bradley Beal — the team's two best players and backcourt mates — don't seem to like each other all that much. Regardless, Washington has the explosive talent to cause trouble in the East this season. Shooters Otto Porter Jr. The Hawks won four out of their last five regular-season games.
They picked up two wins against the Cavs and one win against the Celtics during that stretch. Dennis Schroder will make or break this balanced team. The Warriors enter the playoffs having won 15 of their last That sort of dominance is exactly what teams should strive for heading into the playoffs, and Golden State has Kevin Durant back after a knee injury cost him all of March.
Stephen Curry is still the leader of this team, averaging Defensively, Golden State can still be a bit soft at times. Durant's length mixed with physicality off the bench have helped fix that problem; however, Curry and company could get knocked around a bit by Portland's stronger guards. While he might be good enough to help Portland win a game or two, it's highly unlikely Lillard is playing in a second series this postseason.
Warriors, Playoff Prediction: Sputtering a bit down the stretch, San Antonio lost four out of its last five, including three straight. The Grizzlies have not fared any better as of late. Memphis, however, is very deep.
This is what an intriguing first-round matchup looks like. Two explosive teams with championship aspirations will clash earlier than they probably would have hoped, but the winner of this series can make a big run. Not only did he pass Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a season, but he also averaged a triple-double He needs help from Victor Oladipo and Enes Kanter to win this series, though.
James Harden is ready to lead Houston past his former team after averaging The Rockets were just in their last nine games, but they have an explosive backcourt and a number of versatile bodies in the paint. The Clippers enter the playoffs riding a seven-game winning streak thanks to a balanced scoring attack that features six players averaging at least 12 points per game. Chris Paul is still the heart and soul of the team, but both he and Blake Griffin missed time with injuries this season.