2016 Major League Baseball Predictions: Divisions, Postseason, World Series, Awards
Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League Wild Card. (Oct. 6, 2015 - Source: Jared Wi

With the Major League Baseball season right around the corner, Evan Petzold of VAVEL takes a look at the Regular Season, Postseason, Playoff Picture and Award predictions for the upcoming 2016 season. 

2016 MLB Regular Season Predictions

American League East
1. Toronto Blue Jays
2. Boston Red Sox
3. New York Yankees
4. Tampa Bay Rays
5. Baltimore Orioles

American League Central
1. Detroit Tigers
2. Kansas City Royals
3. Chicago White Sox
4. Minnesota Twins
5. Cleveland Indians

American League West 
1. Texas Rangers
2. Houston Astros
3. Los Angeles Angels
4. Seattle Mariners
5. Oakland Athletics

National League East
1. New York Mets
2. Washington Nationals
3. Miami Marlins
4. Philadelphia Phillies
5. Atlanta Braves

National League Central
1. Chicago Cubs
2. Pittsburgh Pirates
3. St. Louis Cardinals
4. Cincinnati Reds
5. Milwaukee Brewers

National League West
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
2. San Francisco Giants
3. Arizona Diamondbacks
4. San Diego Padres
5. Colorado Rockies


2016 MLB Playoff Picture Prediction

American League
East: Toronto Blue Jays
Central: Detroit Tigers
West: Texas Rangers
Wild Card 1: Kansas City Royals
Wild Card 2: Houston Astros

National League 
East: New York Mets
Central: Chicago Cubs
West: Los Angeles Dodgers
Wild Card 1: Pittsburgh Pirates
Wild Card 2: San Francisco Giants


2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

American League
Wild Card: Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros - Royals
ALDS: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals - Blue Jays
ALDS: Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers - Tigers
ALCS: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers - Blue Jays

National League
Wild Card: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. S.F. Giants - Giants
NLDS: San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs - Cubs
NLDS: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Dodgers
NLCS: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Cubs

2016 MLB World Series Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (AL) vs. Chicago Cubs (NL)
Winner: Chicago Cubs (NL) in Game 6 of 7


2016 MLB Award Predictions

Most Valuable Player
American League: Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels)
National League: Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals)

Cy Young
American League: Chris Archer (Tampa Bay Rays)
National League: Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Rookie of the Year
American League: Byron Buxton (Minnesota Twins)
National League: Steven Matz (New York Mets)

Manager of the Year
American League: John Gibbons (Toronto Blue Jays)
National League: Dusty Baker (Washington Nationals)