2. The New York Yankees win 90 games
The New York Yankees have been transitioning the last few seasons, and this will be the year they show their promise and begin to fulfill their potential. With newly-acquired second baseman Starlin Castro teaming up with shortstop Didi Gregorius on the infield, the Yankees have an improved bat over Stephen Drew. The rotation, filled with question marks from injury to inconsistencies, will be anchored by ace Masahiro Tanaka and even CC Sabathia will fill in admirably from the fifth spot, winning 10 games.
Last year’s mid-season sensation, Luis Severino, will build on top of what he displayed, officially taking over as the No. 2 starter in the rotation. Nathan Eovaldi was a huge surprise last season, officially transforming into a top of the rotation pitcher for the Yankees.
The bullpen is among the deepest in all of baseball, with Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman. Prospects Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez coming up later in the year could be enough to propel them, but overall this club is going to show they are heading in the right direction.