2018 Dodgers preview. Projected record, stats and Playoff Predictions

After last years loss in the World Series to the Houston Astros, the Dodgers head into 2018 as a strong contender to compete for the title once again. Led by Dave Roberts, the Dodgers are not only a contender to me, but the favorite to win the World Series.

The Dodgers have an incredible core built around the best pitcher in baseball, Clayton Kershaw and soon to be MVP, Corey Seager. Oh, yeah don’t forget about 2017 NL Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger and their slugging third basemen Justin Turner. How about you add the best relief pitcher in baseball to that as well in Kenley Jansen. A pretty good team, huh.

Projected NL West Standings:

  1. Dodgers 98-64
  2. Diamondbacks 85-77
  3. Rockies 82-80
  4. Giants 81-81
  5. Padres 70-92

Potential Batting Lineup with predicted stats

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Dodgers in the All-Star game:

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Alex Wood
  3. Kenley Jansen
  4. Corey Seager
  5. Justin Turner
  6. Cody Bellinger
  7. Chris Taylor

Dodgers Award Winners:

Clayton Kershaw- National League Cy Young

Dave Roberts- Manager of the Year

Kenley Jansen- Reliever of the Year

Corey Seager- Shortstop Silver Slugger

Players in MVP Voting:

Clayton Kershaw- 4th in MVP voting

Corey Seager- 6th in MVP voting

Justin Turner- 13th in MVP voting

Cody Bellinger- 19th in MVP voting

Playoff Results:

NL Wild Card-Result= Bye

NLDS-Result= Dodgers defeat the Brewers in 4 games

NLCS-Result= Dodgers defeat the Cubs in 6 games (NLCS MVP, Corey Seager)

World Series-Results= Dodgers defeat the Yankees in 7 games (WS MVP, Kenley Jansen)




Guess the MLB player from five player hints

The time is nearing, baseball is on the horizon.

This post will be sort of a trivia, for each player I will list five facts about him whether that is his team, a certain stat, his hometown, or anything of that nature. I’ll try to fluctuate in difficulty to be challenging for the most intense of baseball fans and not impossible for casual fans.

To make sure you don’t accidentally see the answers, this will be a slideshow style of post. Each even number slide below will have the five stats/facts of the player and the next slide will have a picture and the players name.

If you like this sort of stuff where you guess players from certain stuff, check out our recent post where you guess the MLB player from their blurred swing/batting stance. To check that out, click here. 

Well, onto the post. We hope you enjoy and for more follow @ProSportsFandom on Twitter.

Projected league leaders in MLB stat categories

The MLB season is underway, Spring Training is here and baseball is back. This post will be my predictions for the league leaders in some of the main MLB stat categories such as batting average, home runs, ERA, etc.

Each page will have a certain category on it, below is what each page will include.

Page 1. Introduction page

Page 2. Batting Average

Page 3. Home Runs

Page 4. RBI’s

Page 5. Stolen Bases

Page 6. ERA

Page 7. Wins

Page 8. Strikeouts

Page 9. Saves

Page 10. WAR

The All-MLB team full roster

With Spring Training finally starting it is time for our annual All-MLB Team. This will include a 25 man roster constructed from 8 starting position players, 5 starting pitchers, 5 bench players and a bullpen of 7 players. Below will be the players represented on the team per position followed by two starting lineups.


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First Basemen

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Second Basemen

Jose Altuve

Third Basemen

Kris Bryant

Nolan Arenado


Manny Machado

Corey Seager


Mike Trout

Bryce Harper

Aaron Judge

Giancarlo Stanton

Starting Pitchers (rotation)

  1. Clayton Kershaw
  2. Corey Kluber
  3. Chris Sale
  4. Max Scherzer
  5. Stephen Strasburg


Reliever: Archie Bradley

Reliever: Wade Davis

Reliever: Roberto Osuna

Reliever: Aroldis Chapman

Setup: Craig Kimbrel

Setup: Andrew Miller

Closer: Kenley Jansen

Starting Lineup vs Right Handed Pitcher

  1. Jose Altuve (2b)
  2. Bryce Harper (LF)
  3. Mike Trout (CF)
  4. Joey Votto (DH)
  5. Kris Bryant (3B)
  6. Aaron Judge (RF)
  7.  Corey Seager (SS)
  8. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  9. Buster Posey (C)

Starting Lineup vs Left Handed Pitcher

  1. Jose Altuve (2B)
  2. Mike Trout (CF)
  3. Bryce Harper (LF)
  4. Kris Bryant (3B)
  5. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
  6. Joey Votto (DH)
  7. Giancarlo Stanton (RF)
  8. Manny Machado (SS)
  9. Buster Posey (C)

Predicted MLB The Show 2018 Opening Rosters

Well, it is finally time, well maybe not yet… But, with the baseball season fast approaching I figured there is no better time for these.

For those that were with us last year know that during the season we do weekly MLB The Show roster update predictions on the site. We also have two very good accounts that cover MLB The Show that are under our name, check them out.




The second account is much more in-depth on MLB the Show content but the first one is the main account associated with this all, make sure to follow both if you’re a fan of the MLB or just MLB The Show.

One more note, we also have a MLB The Show Wishlist up, check that out if you are interested.

In this post, I will be giving my predicted MLB The Show rosters for when the game is released. For each position, I will be giving a top 10 (top 20 for Starting Pitchers) as well as their 2017 overall as well as their predicted 2018 overall.

These overalls factor in the last three seasons with the most recent one holding the most weight.

To view each position, use the page selector below with each page hold its own position. 

Building the Perfect NFL Quarterback

Screen Shot 2018-01-25 at 3.58.57 PMTake a step into the laboratory of Dr. Football and today he will be forming the ultimate QB based on the traits of present-day quarterbacks.  We will be presenting the traits of the Ultimate Quarterback below.

Head: Tom Brady


This may come as no surprise, Brady is the best quarterback of all time, as well as one of the smartest football players ever to step on a field. Brady has shown the consistent ability to beat defenses with his eyes and IQ leads him to this coveted positions.

Arm Strength: Matthew Stafford2014-11-0910_30_03.gif

This one was pretty much a toss-up between a few players other players. The ball explodes out of Stafford’s hands unlike any other player in the NFL today. In his career, Stafford has made some incredible throws deep down the field. Stafford’s incredible arm strength is a key to his game and adds another dynamic to our perfect QB.

Touch: Drew Brees


This one wasn’t all too easy. There are quite a few of great QBs with some pretty darn good “touch”. Drew Brees led the league in completion percentage and is as good of a thrower as they get. Will be interesting to see where he ends up for next year, still believe he is more than likely to stay with the Saints, but who knows. Brees controlling the “touch” puts the ball in trusty hands.

Torso/Strength: Cam Newton


At 6’5 245, Cam Newton is a freak of nature. He is athletic, muscular, flexible, and has proven he is strong enough to take a pounding from the strongest of defenders. Core strength is incredibly important for quarterbacks and there is no doubt that Newton leads the pack here.

Speed: Tyrod Taylor


There are quite a few speedy quarterbacks today, including Wilson, Newton, Maroita, etc. But Tyrod is the fastest of this group in my eyes. Tyrod’s speed makes a great addition to this “ultimate quarterback” by adding another dimension to his game. Good luck keeping him in the pocket.

Ability to maneuver in pocket: Aaron RodgersRodgers.gif

Aaron Rodgers finally makes the list, and for good reason. Rodgers was just behind in quite a bit of the previous categories. The way Rodgers has been able to maneuver throughout the pocket in his career is unprecedented. Rodgers has been able to avoid sacks and keep plays going like no one else has.

There you have it, the Ultimate Quarterback. One could only imagine the damage this player could do on a football field, given these attributes. I hope you enjoyed your read and make sure to follow us on Twitter @ProSportsFandom

Guess the player from their blurred picture (NFL)

This is a little bit of a game, in this will be blurred out players. Some will be pretty easy and some won’t.

This will be set up in a format so that one slide will contain a picture of a player with a neutral background, that is where you guess the player. The next slide then will contain a picture of the player, not blurred, with their name. I hope you enjoy it and make sure to tweet at @prosportsfandom how many you got right.

The even number pages will contain the blurred picture and the odds will contain the answer. Use the page selector below to navigate.

Thanks for playing and hope you have fun!

Guess the player from their blurred batting stance!

This is a little bit of a game, in this will be blurred out players with their swings and you will try to guess the player. Some will be pretty easy and some won’t.

This will be set up in a format so that one slide will contain a picture of a players swing with a neutral background, that is where you guess the player. The next slide then will contain a picture of the player, not blurred, with their name. I hope you enjoy it and make sure to tweet at @prosportsfandom how many you got right.

The even number pages will contain the blurred picture and the odds will contain the answer. Use the page selector below to navigate.

Thanks for playing and hope you have fun!

2018 NFL Mock Draft

2018 NFL Mock Draft

1. Cleveland Browns: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
2. New York Giants: Sam Darnold, QB, USC
3. Indianapolis Colts: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC StateMike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
4. Cleveland Browns (via HOU): Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
5. Denver Broncos: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
6. New York Jets: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Connor Williams, OT, Texas
8. Chicago Bears: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
9#. Oakland Raiders: Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
10#. San Francisco 49ers: Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
11. Miami Dolphins: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
12. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
13#. Green Bay Packers: Arden Key, OLB-DE, LSU
14#. Washington: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
15. Arizona Cardinals: Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
16. Baltimore Ravens: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
17. Los Angeles Chargers: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
18. Seattle Seahawks: Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi
19#. Dallas Cowboys: Derwin James, S, Florida State
20#. Detroit Lions: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
*21. Tennessee Titans: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
*22. Buffalo Bills: Vita Vea, DT, Washington
*23. Atlanta Falcons: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
*24. Buffalo Bills (via KC): Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
*25. Carolina Panthers: Harold Landry, OLB-DE, Boston College
*26. Los Angeles Rams: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
*27. Jacksonville Jaguars: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
*28. New Orleans Saints: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
*29. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
*30. Philadelphia Eagles: Ben Banogu, DE-OLB, TCU
*31. Minnesota Vikings: Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
*32. New England Patriots: Tremaine Edmunds, DE-OLB, Virginia Tech

# — Coin flip will break these ties
* — Playoff results will determine final draft order