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Our MLB 2015 Predictions Simulation From MLB 15: The Show

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AL Central

2015 MLB Standings

  1. Indians 100-62
  2. y-Tigers 91-71
  3. y-Royals 86-76
  4. White Sox 74-88
  5. Twins 68-94

(“y” denotes clinched Wildcard spot)

Confirming what the author personally expects to come true in the real 2015 MLB season, the AL Central was the best in the American League. Both wildcard sports hail from this tight-knit group, including the 2014 AL Champion Royals. Trades, departures, poor performances and oddities make up the majority of the proceedings, where the Indians have the league’s best record. Think about that for a second!

Cleveland Indians

It took a while, but finally things clicked for Trevor Bauer. A 3.06 ERA, 158 strikeouts and 64 walks for the Tribe was the end result, although the defense may have helped out his 1.32 WHIP. Corey Kluber regressed to the mean, with a fair 3.60 ERA, 132 K’s and just 26 walks in 147 IP. Danny Salazar didn’t get the opportunity to make such strides, with a sub-3 ERA before hitting the DL in his 4th start of the season. Still, on the overall side of things, the pitching rotation Kept Cleveland Strong.

In the standard tradition of “Blue Jays give away great players for nothing,” Yan Gomes had a great year. 22 dingers, 62 RBI, .763 OPS and just double-digits in strikeouts helped to aid his glove. Carlos Santana kept things Smooth with a .521 slugging percentrage and OBP of .384, with the defensive flexibility of half a fantasy baseball team. Brandon Moss came into his own, as well, with a team-leading 29 home runs. You could say we were all Jason Kipnis-es to their greatness.

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