YOUTUBE- MAY Recap
Division Standings as of 5/29/22
NL W L GB SRS AL W L GB SRS
NYM31 17 -- 1.2 NYY 33 14 -- 1.2
-If it ended today, the Mets and the Yankees would be the two best teams in baseball. We could potentially have a Subway series and world series looming. The Yankees go into June with Josh Donaldson, Tim Locastro, Giancarlo Stanton, Chad Green, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Aroldis Chapman all on the IL. The Yankees have both Domino german and Zach Britton working towards rehab assignments.
-While the Mets are also entering June with Max Scherzer, Tylor Megill, James McCann, and Drew Smith on the IL, Jacob deGrom is working back and in a throwing program, while Megill is close to Live BP.
ATL 22 25 8.5 0.0 TBR 27 19 5.5 0.1
PHI 21 26 9.5 0.6 TOR 26 20 6.5 0.4
MIA 19 25 10.0 0.4 BOS 22 25 11.0 0.4
WSN17 31 14.0 -0.9 BAL 20 28 13.5 -0.4
MIL 29 18 -- 0.3 MIN 28 19 -- 0.2
-No one is going to touch the Brewers with their top-notch pitching. The Brewer is bottomless positionally, and I have no problem seeing this team continue at their current pace. The Cardinals do have reinforcements coming and here from AAA(Gorman, Liberatore) and could continue to make a push during the "farewell tour."
-The Twins might be counting their lucky stars, and they have been good but not great. A strong April and good may have propelled them ahead of the weakest division in baseball. However, they are first in BB, OBP, 2nd in BA, and 3rd in H so far in the AL. The pitching has been good, 4th in ERA, 5th in ER, and 3rd in K.
STL 26 20 2.5 0.9 CHW22 23 5.0 -1.1
CHC19 26 9.0 -0.6 CLE 19 23 6.5 0.0
PIT 19 26 9.0 -2.0 DET 16 29 11.0 -1.3
CIN 16 30 12.5 -1.2 KCR 16 29 11.0 -1.5
LAD 32 14 -- 2.2 HOU29 18 -- 0.8
-LA is full of stars, and the Dodgers are full of MVP and Cy Young potential and are the best team in baseball, by a mile, up and down their Roster. The Dodgers are top 6 in every offensive category and top 6 in every major pitching category in the NL. The Dodgers are legit and here to stay while battling off the Padres for 1st place in the NL West.
-After the LAA Angels came crashing back to earth, the Astros found their groove behind Cy Young odd's favorite JV and RoY Hopefull SS Jeremy Pena. The AL West is winnable and will belong to the Astros as they are built as a sustainable winner behind Tucker, Altuve, Bregman, Diaz, Alveraz, and their good pitching staff.
SDP 29 17 3.0 0.4 LAA 27 21 2.5 0.9
SFG 24 21 7.5 0.5 TEX 22 23 6.0 0.4
ARI 23 25 10.0 -0.1 SEA 20 27 9.0 -0.2
COL 21 25 11.0 -1. OAK 19 30 11.0 -0.2
Who is if the playoff started today
AL: Yankees, Astros, Twins AL WC: Rays, Blue Jays, LAA. Just missing in the AL is the CHW and the Red Sox. At the same time, the Mariners have been booted and replaced.
NL: Mets, Brewers, Dodgers NL WC: Cardinals, Padres, Giants. Just missing: D-Backs, Braves, Phillies. While the Marlins, Phillies, and Braves are out now, the Cardinals are back in the hunt.
Biggest surprises and disappointments
AL: The biggest surprise in the AL has been Aaron Judge and the Yankee's starting rotation. They have entirely dominated baseball and look primed to take the AL East. June will be the actual test for the Yankees.
AL: The biggest disappointment in the AL has been the lack of genuine competition in the AL Central and the AL West. The AL East dominates the West and the Central, while the Central seems almost lifeless aside from a few bright spots on each Roster.
NL: The biggest surprise is how the Mets have overcome the injuries to the starting rotation and continue to dominate the NL East. The Mets do have their hands full in June as they play the Dodgers, Padres, Angels, Brewers, and Astros twice, meaning they play all by 7 of their games against -20 win teams and teams under the .500, with all seven coming against the Marlins.
NL: Another competition issue for the theme this month is the NL East; yes, the Mets have been sensational and clicking up and down the Roster. However, the Braves and Phillies have not been competitive even to give the Mets a reason to worry about losing first place as we head into June.
Shohei Ohtani +220 Aaron Judge +350 Mike Trout +450
Jose Ramirez +1200 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +2000 Rafael Devers +2500
Mookie Betts +400 Manny Machado +400 Paul Goldschmidt +800
Bryce Harper +1000 Freddie Freeman +1200 Pete Alonso +1200
AL Cy Young:
Justin Verlander +450 Kevin Gausman +650 Gerrit Cole +700
Shane McClanahan +750 Alek Manoah +1100 Nestor Cortes +1100
NL Cy Young:
Corbin Burnes +350 Sandy Alcantara +800 Carlos Rodon +1000
Joe Musgrove +1000 Walker Buehler +1200 Pablo Lopez +1200
Julio Rodriguez +200 Jeremy Pena +280 Joe Ryan +650
Bobby Witt Jr. +650 Adley Rutschman +1300 Spencer Torkelson +2500
Seiya Suzuki +270 MacKenzie Gore +270 Nolan Gorman +500
Alek Thomas +1200 Juan Yepez +1200 Brendan Donovan +2000
My Top 10 Teams heading into June
Dodgers, Mets, Yankees, Padres, Brewers, Cardinals, Rays, Blue Jays, Houston, Angels