10. The Arizona Diamondbacks will make the playoffs
The surprise of the offseason might have come in the form of a 6’2”, 195 lbs. ace-like starting pitcher signing a new contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Then Arizona pulled off the trade that sent the prized Dansby Swanson and prospects to the Atlanta Braves for starter Shelby Miller. Arizona is young and talented, a factor that is similar to the Chicago Cubs of a year ago.
While spring training numbers don’t mean anything, the 23-8 D-backs have begun to show their potential. With an ace in Greinke leading the young, talented rotation, and slugger Paul Goldschmidt anchoring the lineup, the D-Backs are poised for a breakout 2016. Said Greinke in a recent USA Today article:
“I haven’t seen a mistake in the field yet all the times I’ve watched, and it seems we score at least five runs a game and the pitching staff’s better than it was last year.”