Who Owned Baseball – Updated for April 19, 2021

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Kohei Arihara threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 6 Angels for the Rangers 6-4 victory.

Paul DeJong homered twice, driving in 5, to lead the Cardinals past the Nationals 12-5.

J. D. Martinez got 3 hits including a home run as the Red Sox topped the White Sox in an 11-4 Patriots Day matinee.

Brandon Woodruff held San Diego to 1 hit and 1 run over 6 frames to earn the 3-1 decision for Milwaukee.


Tim Anderson singled twice, doubled, stole 2 bases and scored twice in the White Sox 11-4 defeat in Boston.

Danny Duffy held the Rays to 2 unearned runs while striking out 8 in 6 innings. The Royals would fall 4-1.

Joe Musgrove fanned an eye popping 13 Brewers over 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-1 loss for the Padres.

Corey Seager reached base 3 times, including a double, but the Dodgers came up short in Seattle, 4-3.


American League Hitters

Bo Bichette                        2 ½

Yermin Mercedes            1 ½

Nick Solak                          1 ½

Mike Trout                        1 ½

American League Pitchers

Aaron Civale                     2

Tyler Glasnow                   2

Nathan Eovaldi                 1 ½

Lance Lynn                        1 ½

John Means                       1 ½

Michael Pineda                1 ½

Zach Plesac                       1 ½

National League Hitters

Ronald Acuna Jr.              1 ½

National League Pitchers

Brandon Woodruff          2 ½

Trevor Bauer                     2

Corbin Burnes                   2

Jacob deGrom                  2

Aaron Nola                        2

Yu Darvish                         1 ½

Joe Musgrove                   1 ½

Trevor Rogers                   1 ½


Kohei Arihara, Javier Baez, Shane Beiber, Jose Berrios, Michael Brantley, Kris Bryant, Lorenzo Cain, Nick Castellanos, Gerrit Cole, Nelson Cruz, Charlie Culberson, Paul DeJong, Adam Duvall, Ty France, Freddy Galvis, Avisail Garcia, Kyle Gibson, Lucas Giolito, Paul Goldschmidt, Jon Gray, Zack Greinke, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Mitch Haniger, Guillermo Heredia, Kyle Higashioka, Eric Hosmer, Clayton Kershaw, Pablo Lopez, Nate Lowe, Ketel Marte, J. D. Martinez, Steven Matz, Dustin May, Mike Moustakas, Wil Myers, Tyler Naquin, Chris Paddack, Gregory Polanco, Jose Ramirez, Carlos Rodon, Max Scherzer, Jean Segua, Justin Turner, Julio Urias, Michael Wacha, Jared Walsh, Zack Wheeler,


Tim Anderson, Sandy Alcantara, Logan Allen, Ian Anderson, Akil Baddoo, Brandon Belt, Harold Castro, Starlin Castro, Kole Calhoun, Paul DeJong, Danny Duffy, Dane Dunning, Eduardo Escobar, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Josh Fleming, Michael Fulmer, Kevin Gausman, Andrez Gimenez, Tyler Glasnow, Austin Gomber, Josh Harrison, Aaron Judge, Jakob Junis, Michael King, DJ LeMahieu, Manny Machado, Tyler Mahle , Jose Marmolejos, J. D. Martinez, Ryan McMahon, Colin Moran, Omar Navarez, Marcel Ozuna, Salvador Perez, Robbie Ray, Gary Sanchez, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Pavin Smith, Juan Soto, Stephen Strasburg, Trea Turner, Jose Urena, Taylor Widener, Huascar Ynoa


The season is about to start in a few hours… which means I do not have much time to make my official picks.

AL EAST – New York Yankees

AL CENTRAL – Chicago White Sox

AL WEST – Oakland Athletics

AL WILD CARD – Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins

ALCS – Chicago White Sox over New York Yankees

NL EAST – Atlanta Braves

NL CENTRAL – St. Louis Cardinals

NL WEST – Los Angeles Dodgers

NL WILD CARD – San Diego Padres and New York Mets

ALCS – San Diego Padres over Atlanta Braves

WORLD SERIES – San Diego Padres over Chicago White Sox, 4 Games to 1

AL MVP (Other than Mike Trout) – Matt Chapman, Oakland Athletics

AL Cy Young – Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees

AL Rookie of the Year – Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox

AL Manager of the Year – Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics

First Manager Fired – Brandon Hyde, Baltimore Orioles

NL MVP – Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves

NL Cy Young – Jacob deGrom, New York Mets

NL Rookie of the Year – Ke’Bryan Hayes, Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Manager of the Year – Mike Shildt, St. Louis Cardinals

First Manager Fired – Bud Black, Colorado Rockies

So there you have it… I just cursed the Padres, but I have a sense.

Let’s play ball!