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The IBWAA 2023 MLB Predictions

April 6, 2023


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IBWAA 2023 Preseason Predictions Vote

The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) conducted its third annual preseason predictions vote prior to the start of the 2023 season. All IBWAA members were eligible to cast a ballot. The results are as follows:

Division Champions

AL East: Toronto Blue Jays

AL Central: Cleveland Guardians

AL West: Houston Astros

NL East: Atlanta Braves

NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals

NL West: San Diego Padres


ALCS Winner: Houston Astros

NLCS Winner: San Diego Padres

World Series Winner: San Diego Padres


MVP: Shohei Ohtani (LAA) and Juan Soto (SDP)

Cy Young: Jacob deGrom (TEX) and Justin Verlander (NYM)

Rookie of the Year: Gunnar Henderson (BAL) and Corbin Carroll (ARZ)

Manager of the Year: John Schneider (TOR) and Bob Melvin (SDP)

Reliever of the Year: Emmanuel Clase (CLE) and Josh Hader (MIL)


The IBWAA endeavors to serve the baseball writing community, representing more than 800 baseball content creators. We strive to increase visibility, networking, and opportunities for all of our members. In addition to preseason predictions, the IBWAA also conducts elections for regular season awards in September and the Hall of Fame in December.

Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers and content creators. For more information please visit


Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Apr 07, 2023

I find it interesting that the consensus was the Blue Jays, not the Yankees.

Apr 07, 2023
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no use caring about it either

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