Baseball Predictions 2021 by CoenM

Description

Join the boys of summer for action! And, while you're at it, make some predictions as to how this season will play out.

NOTE: The deadline to enter is April 1 at 1 PM EDT, which is not yet available as a deadline here at the Farm.


Instructions

Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

This quiz is closed for grading, and you can no longer submit answers. When the author has finished grading, the results will be published on this page.

Questions

Question 1

AL EAST: YES OR NO - the New York Yankees will win the division by at least 7 games.

2020: No (finished 7 games behind Tampa Bay)

Question 2

AL CENTRAL: YES OR NO - the team that wins the division will have more wins than the Royals and Tigers combined.

2020: No (Minnesota had 13 fewer wins than the Tigers and Royals combined)

Question 3

AL WEST: YES OR NO - the Oakland A's will repeat as division champs.

TBD

Question 4

NL EAST: YES OR NO - Neither Atlanta nor Miami will make the playoffs.

2020: No (both teams made playoffs)

Question 5

NL CENTRAL: YES OR NO - Pittsburgh will lose 100 regular season games.

2020: No (60 game season)

Question 6

NL WEST: YES OR NO - all of the teams that make the playoffs from this division are based in California.

2020: Yes (Dodgers and Padres)

Question 7

DINGERS: Name a PLAYER who will finish the regular season in the top 5 for home runs (leaguewide).

2020: Voll, Abreu, Ozuna, Trout, Ramirez, Tatis (I know, that's six players, but there was a three way tie at 17 HR)

Question 8

WINS: Name a PITCHER who will finish the regular season in the top 5 for wins (leaguewide).

2020: Darvish, Bieber, Cole, Fried, Gonzalez, Davies (another three way tie)

Question 9

WAR: name a PLAYER (any position) who will finish the 2021 season in the top 10 in Wins Above Replacement (as listed by Baseball-Reference.com).

2020: Betts, Bieber, Freeman, Machado, Abreu, LeMahieu, Ryu, Fried, Wheeler, Swanson

Question 10

WORLD SERIES: What TEAM will win the World Series?

2020: Los Angeles Dodgers

Question 11

MANAGER: name a MANAGER who will win the Manager of the Year Award.

2020: Kevin Cash (TB) and Don Mattingly (MIA)

Question 12

KBO: Name the TEAM that will win the Korean Series, the championship of the Korean Baseball Organization. You may use the link below to help answer this question.

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2020: NC Dinos