Pinstripe Alley's 2014 Yankees and MLB predictions

Girardi's marking his predictions into his binder. What will you put? - Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Pinstripe Alley staff members finally reveal their consensus thoughts on the upcoming season. What do you think will happen?

It's that time of year again--that blissful period when prognosticators across the land put forth columns offering predictions about the upcoming baseball season. Given the nature of sports and John Sterling's favorite phrase unrelated to Jayson Nix, it's a fruitless exercise, but it's generally still fun to do anyway, if not only for bragging rights. A solid portion of the Pinstripe Alley writing staff contributed to my prediction queries during spring training, and now, just a day away from the first meaningful Yankees baseball in almost half a year, here they are. It's definitely an exciting time.

Below are the predictions I requested and the staff's answers. Are we crazy? Are we channeling Nostradamus? Let us know! (Keep in mind that some staff members made their predictions before numerous injuries occurred during the second half of spring training.)

More importantly, I highly encourage you to make your own predictions and see if you can beat us!

1) 2014 AL standings:

AL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Yankees Rays Red Sox Orioles Blue Jays
Jason Red Sox Yankees Rays Orioles Blue Jays
Andrew Rays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Blue Jays
Caitlin Red Sox Yankees Rays Orioles Blue Jays
Greg Yankees Rays Orioles Red Sox Blue Jays
Provenzano Red Sox Rays Yankees Blue Jays Orioles
Michael Red Sox Yankees Rays Orioles Blue Jays
Ferenchick Yankees Red Sox Rays Orioles Blue Jays
Jesse Red Sox Rays Yankees Orioles Blue Jays
Harlan Rays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Blue Jays
John Rays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Blue Jays
Derek Red Sox Rays Yankees Orioles Blue Jays
Scott Red Sox Yankees Rays Orioles Blue Jays
Chris Rays Red Sox Yankees Blue Jays Orioles
Jim Yankees Red Sox Rays Orioles Blue Jays
Consensus Red Sox Yankees Rays Orioles Blue Jays
AL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
Jason Tigers Royals Indians Twins White Sox
Andrew Tigers Royals Twins Indians White Sox
Caitlin Tigers Indians Royals White Sox Twins
Greg Royals Tigers Indians Twins White Sox
Provenzano Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
Michael Tigers Royals Indians Twins White Sox
Ferenchick Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
Jesse Tigers Indians Royals Twins White Sox
Harlan Tigers Royals Indians Twins White Sox
John Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
Derek Tigers Indians Royals White Sox Twins
Scott Tigers Indians Royals Twins White Sox
Chris Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
Jim Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
Consensus Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
AL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Jason A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Andrew A's Angels Rangers Mariners Astros
Caitlin A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Greg A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Provenzano A's Angels Rangers Mariners Astros
Michael Rangers A's Mariners Angels Astros
Ferenchick Rangers A's Angels Mariners Astros
Jesse A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Harlan Rangers Angels A's Mariners Astros
John A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Derek A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Scott A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Chris A's Angels Rangers Mariners Astros
Jim A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros
Consensus A's Rangers Angels Mariners Astros

2) 2014 NL standings

NL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
Jason Braves Nationals Phillies Mets Marlins
Andrew Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
Caitlin Nationals Braves Phillies Mets Marlins
Greg Nationals Braves Phillies Marlins Mets
Provenzano Nationals Braves Phillies Mets Marlins
Michael Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
Ferenchick Nationals Braves Phillies Mets Marlins
Jesse Nationals Braves Mets Marlins Phillies
Harlan Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
John Nationals Braves Marlins Phillies Mets
Derek Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
Scott Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
Chris Nationals Braves Phillies Mets Marlins
Jim Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
Consensus Nationals Braves Mets Phillies Marlins
NL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Cardinals Reds Pirates Cubs Brewers
Jason Cardinals Pirates Reds Cubs Brewers
Andrew Cardinals Pirates Reds Cubs Brewers
Caitlin Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers Cubs
Greg Pirates Cardinals Reds Brewers Cubs
Provenzano Cardinals Reds Pirates Brewers Cubs
Michael Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers Cubs
Ferenchick Cardinals Reds Pirates Brewers Cubs
Jesse Cardinals Reds Pirates Cubs Brewers
Harlan Reds Cardinals Brewers Pirates Cubs
John Cardinals Pirates Reds Cubs Brewers
Derek Cardinals Reds Pirates Brewers Cubs
Scott Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers Cubs
Chris Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers Cubs
Jim Cardinals Reds Priates Brewers Cubs
Consensus Cardinals Reds Pirates Brewers Cubs
NL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Dodgers Diamondbacks Giants Padres Rockies
Jason Dodgers Giants Diamondbacks Padres Rockies
Andrew Dodgers Giants Diamondbacks Rockies Padres
Caitlin Dodgers Diamondbacks Padres Rockies Giants
Greg Dodgers Giants Diamondbacks Rockers Padres
Provenzano Dodgers Diamondbacks Padres Giants Rockies
Michael Dodgers Diamondbacks Padres Giants Rockies
Ferenchick Dodgers Giants Diamondbacks Padres Rockies
Jesse Dodgers Giants Padres Diamondbacks Rockies
Harlan Dodgers Giants Diamondbacks Padres Rockies
John Dodgers Diamondbacks Padres Rockies Giants
Derek Dodgers Diamondbacks Padres Giants Rockies
Scott Dodgers Giants Diamondbacks Padres Rockies
Chris Dodgers Giants Padres Diamondbacks Rockies
Jim Dodgers Giants Padres Diamondbacks Rockies
Consensus Dodgers Diamondbacks Giants Padres Rockies

3) Tanaka ERA, D-Rob Sv, McCann/Beltran HR, Gardner/Ellsbury SB, and Jeter G

NYY Misc. Tanaka ERA D-Rob Sv McCann HR Beltran HR Gardner SB Ellsbury SB Jeter G
Tanya 3.21 42 31 23 36 53 99
Jason 3.15 35 26 21 29 35 120
Andrew 3.56 37 23 30 35 38 125
Caitlin 3.33 34 27 23 38 47 130
Greg 3.16 47 29 31 47 51 131
Provenzano 3.40 35 30 25 35 45 100
Michael 3.51 38 28 35 32 54 115
Ferenchick 3.49 40 29 20 38 49 120
Jesse 3.70 45 29 22 40 55 110
Harlan 3.28 40 24 26 25 37 95
John 3.80 32 23 29 34 42 125
Derek 3.20 35 25 25 30 50 120
Scott 3.55 42 26 30 30 45 120
Chris 3.09 40 23 24 25 40 89
Jim 3.91 38 25 20 31 39 97
Average 3.42 39 27 26 34 45 113

4) Yankee leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR

NYY leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Masahiro Tanaka Jacoby Ellsbury
Jason Carlos Beltran Brian McCann Hiroki Kuroda Jacoby Ellsbury
Andrew Jacoby Ellsbury Carlos Beltran Ivan Nova Jacoby Ellsbury
Caitlin Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Ivan Nova Jacoby Ellsbury
Greg Brian McCann Carlos Beltran Ivan Nova Jacoby Ellsbury
Provenzano Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Masahiro Tanaka Jacoby Ellsbury
Michael Jacoby Ellsbury Carlos Beltran Ivan Nova Jacoby Ellsbury
Ferenchick Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Hiroki Kuroda Brian McCann
Jesse Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Ivan Nova Jacoby Ellsbury
Harlan Carlos Beltran Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Jacoby Ellsbury
John Derek Jeter Carlos Beltran Ivan Nova Hiroki Kuroda
Derek Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka
Scott Jacoby Ellsbury Carlos Beltran Ivan Nova Jacoby Ellsbury
Chris Jacoby Ellsbury Carlos Beltran Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka
Jim Carlos Beltran Alfonso Soriano CC Sabathia Brian McCann
Consensus Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Ivan Nova Jacoby Ellsbury

5) MLB leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR

MLB leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Miguel Cabrera Chris Davis Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Jason Mike Trout Miguel Cabrera Jose Fernandez Mike Trout
Andrew Joe Mauer Miguel Cabrera Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Caitlin Miguel Cabrera Chris Davis Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Greg Mike Trout Miguel Cabrera Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Provenzano Mike Trout Chris Davis Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Michael Miguel Cabrera Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Ferenchick Miguel Cabrera Chris Davis Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Jesse Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Harlan Joey Votto Giancarlo Stanton Stephen Strasburg Mike Trout
John Miguel Cabrera Paul Goldschmidt Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Derek Miguel Cabrera Chris Davis Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Scott Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Chris Miguel Cabrera Chris Davis Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Jim Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Consensus Miguel Cabrera Davis-Cabrera Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout

6) Most team wins & losses, first manager fired

MLB Misc. Most team wins Most team losses 1st manager fired
Tanya Cardinals (97) Astros (101) Ned Yost (KC)
Jason Tigers (98) Astros (90) Mike Scioscia (LAA)
Andrew Nationals (97) Astros (95) John Gibbons (TOR)
Caitlin Tigers (97) Astros (102) Ron Gardenhire (MIN)
Greg Yankees (102) Astros (113) Ned Yost (KC)
Provenzano Dodgers (99) Astros (97) Ryne Sandberg (PHI)
Michael Dodgers (97) Marlins (99) Mike Scioscia (LAA)
Ferenchick Dodgers (100) Marlins (101) Ned Yost (KC)
Jesse Cardinals (97) Astros (100) Ned Yost (KC)
Harlan Nationals (97) Astros (103) John Gibbons (TOR)
John Cardinals (96) Astros (108) Bruce Bochy (SF)
Derek Nationals (95) Astros (96) John Gibbons (TOR)
Scott Dodgers (96) Astros (100) John Gibbons (TOR)
Chris Dodgers (95) Astros (94) John Gibbons (TOR)
Jim Dodgers (96) Astros (100) Ryne Sandberg (PHI)
Consensus Dodgers (97) Astros (100) John Gibbons (TOR)

7) MLB Awards

AL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Masahiro Tanaka David Price Mike Trout
Jason Masahiro Tanaka Chris Sale Mike Trout
Andrew Nick Castellanos Yu Darvish Mike Trout
Caitlin Jose Abreu Max Scherzer Miguel Cabrera
Greg Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka Mike Trout
Provenzano Xander Bogaerts Chris Sale Mike Trout
Michael Xander Bogaerts Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Ferenchick Masahiro Tanaka Yu Darvish Mike Trout
Jesse Xander Bogaerts Yu Darvish Miguel Cabrera
Harlan Masahiro Tanaka Yu Darvish Mike Trout
John Taijuan Walker Yu Darvish Miguel Cabrera
Derek Xander Bogaerts Felix Hernandez Miguel Cabrera
Scott Masahiro Tanaka Yu Darvish Mike Trout
Chris Masahiro Tanaka Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Jim Masahiro Tanaka Yu Darvish Mike Trout
Consensus Masahiro Tanaka Yu Darvish Mike Trout
NL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Javier Baez Jose Fernandez Yadier Molina
Jason Oscar Tavares Jose Fernandez Carlos Gomez
Andrew Chris Owings Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Caitlin Oscar Tavares Clayton Kershaw Yadier Molina
Greg Javier Baez Clayton Kershaw Andrew McCutchen
Provenzano Archie Bradley
Jose Fernandez Bryce Harper
Michael Billy Hamilton
Clayton Kershaw Hanley Ramirez
Ferenchick Oscar Tavares Clayton Kershaw Hanley Ramirez
Jesse Javier Baez Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Harlan Archie Bradley Stephen Strasburg Joey Votto
John Archie Bradley Clayton Kershaw Yadier Molina
Derek Archie Bradley Clayton Kershaw Andrew McCutchen
Scott Oscar Tavares Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Chris Javier Baez Clayton Kershaw Andrew McCutchen
Jim Oscar Tavares
Stephen Strasburg Buster Posey
Consensus Oscar Tavares Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper

8. PLAYOFFS?!

(Hyphen means the vote was split.)

Playoffs ALWC NLWC ALCS NLCS WS WS Champ
Tanya Rays/Rangers Braves/Reds Yankees/Rays Dodgers/Cardinals Dodgers/Yankees Dodgers
Jason Yankees/Rangers Nationals/Cardinals Red Sox/Tigers Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Tigers Tigers
Andrew Yankees/Angels Braves/Giants Yankees/A's Cardinals/Nationals Nationals/A's A's
Caitlin Yankees/Rangers Braves/Pirates Yankees/Tigers Dodgers/Cardinals Dodgers/Tigers Tigers
Greg Rays/Tigers Braves/Cardinals Yankees/A's Dodgers/Pirates Pirates/Yankees Yankees
Provenzano Yankees/Rays Braves/Reds Red Sox/Tigers Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Tigers Dodgers
Michael Yankees/A's Pirates/Reds Yankees/Red Sox Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Yankees Dodgers
Ferenchick Red Sox/Rays Reds/Giants Yankees/Tigers Dodgers/Cardinals Dodgers/Yankees Dodgers
Jesse Rays/Yankees Giants/Braves Red Sox/Tigers Cardinals/Nationals Cardinals/Tigers Cardinals
Harlan Yankees/Angels Cardinals/Brewers Rangers/Rays Dodgers/Nationals Nationals/Rays Rays
John Yankees/ Rangers Braves/Pirates Yankees/A's Dodgers/Cardinals Cardinals/Yankees Yankees
Derek Rays/Yankees Braves/Reds Red Sox/Tigers Cardinals/Nationals Nationals/Tigers Nationals
Scott Yankees/Rangers Braves/Giants Yankees/Tigers Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Tigers Tigers
Chris A's/Red Sox Giants/Braves Rays/Tigers Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Rays Dodgers
Jim Red Sox/Rangers Braves/Reds Yankees/A's Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Yankees Dodgers
Consensus Yankees/Rays-Rangers Braves/Reds Yankees/Tigers Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Yankees-Tigers Dodgers
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