Who's winning the World Series and Home Run Derby? MLB The Show has some predictions

ByJoon Lee ESPN logo
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Time to get the parade route on Marietta Street ready, if MLB The Show's crystal ball is correct.

After simulating the season, the game made predictions for 2023. It forecasts the Atlanta Braves will raise the World Series trophy at the end of the season, defeating the Houston Astros in a six-game series.

The American League MVP will be Yordan Alvarez of the Astros, while Pete Alonso of the New York Mets will take the honors in the National League. On the pitching side, Jacob deGrom will take home the Cy Young for the Texas Rangers, while Joe Musgrove will claim it for the San Diego Padres.

The Show predicts every division winner as well, with the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox and Astros taking the division crowns in the American League, with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Rangers clinching playoff spots through the wild card. In the National League, The Show has the Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers winning the divisions with the St. Louis Cardinals, Mets and Padres grabbing wild-card spots.

The Show has Justin Turner of the Red Sox (.323) and Freddie Freeman (.335) of the Dodgers winning the batting titles, Alvarez (45 HR, 111 RBIs) and Alonso (46 HR, 125 RBIs) knocking in the most homers and RBIs andBubba Thompson of the Rangers (47 stolen bases) and Trea Turner (40 stolen bases) of the Phillies swiping the most bags.

On the pitching side, the game has Kevin Gausman of the Blue Jays (20 wins) and Walker Buehler of the Dodgers (19 wins) posting the most victories, Aaron Civale of the Guardians (2.40 ERA) and Miles Mikolas of the Cardinals (2.44 ERA) with the lowest ERA and Spencer Strider of the Braves (214 strikeouts) and deGrom (244 strikeouts) totaling the most punchouts.

The game also projected the Home Run Derby, which featured Julio Rodriguez, Giancarlo Stanton, Rafael Devers, Manny Machado, Austin Riley, Nolan Arenado, Alvarez and Alonso, with Devers coming out on top beating Alvarez in the finals.

Here are the total results:


NL East

(z) Atlanta Braves 103-59

(w) New York Mets 96-66

Philadelphia Phillies 76-86

Miami Marlins 74-88

Washington Nationals 47-115

NL Central

(y) Milwaukee Brewers 88-74

(w) St. Louis Cardinals 87-75

Cincinnati Reds 79-83

Chicago Cubs 74-88

Pittsburgh Pirates 62-100

NL West

(y) Los Angeles Dodgers 103-59

(w) San Diego Padres 90-72

San Francisco Giants 83-79

Colorado Rockies 65-97

Arizona Diamondbacks 63-99

AL East

(z)Toronto Blue Jays 108-54

(w) Boston Red Sox 98-64

New York Yankees 84-78

Baltimore Orioles 77-85

Tampa Bay Rays 75-87

AL Central

(y) Chicago White Sox 87-75

Minnesota Twins 82-80

Cleveland Guardians 80-82

Detroit Tigers 73-89

Kansas City Royals 59-103

AL West

(y) Houston Astros 96-66

(w) Texas Rangers 93-69

(w) Los Angeles Angels 88-74

Seattle Mariners 85-77

Oakland Athletics 55-107

*Clinched wild card: w, clinched postseason appearance: x, clinched division: y, clinched division and best record in league: z


NL Wild Card

(4) NYM def (5) SD 2-1

(3) MIL def (6) STL 2-1


(1) ATL def (4) NYM 3-2

(2) LAD def (3) MIL 3-0


(1) ATL def (2) LAD 4-2

AL Wild Card

(4) BOS def (5) TEX 2-0

(6) LAA def (3) CWS 2-1


(1) TOR def (4) BOS 3-2

(2) HOU def (6) LAA 3-1


(2) HOU def (1) TOR 4-1

World Series

(1) ATL def (2) HOU 4-2

Home Run Derby

Round 1

(1) Julio Rodriguez def (8) Giancarlo Stanton

(5) Rafael Devers def (4) Manny Machado

(6) Austin Riley def (3) Nolan Arenado

(2) Yordan Alvarez def (7) Pete Alonso

Round 2

(5) Rafael Devers def (1) Julio Rodriguez

(2) Yordan Alvarez def (6) Austin Riley

Championship Round

(5) Rafael Devers def (2) Yordan Alvarez