PREDICTED RECORD: 100-62
PREDICTED ALL-STAR REPS: Miguel Cabrera, first baseman; Justin Verlander, starting pitcher; Joe Nathan, relief pitcher; Victor Martinez, designated hitter
After twice running up to Miguel Cabrera, the Angels' playoff appearance puts Trout over the top.
I think this is the year the 24 year old breaks through and puts himself into the upper tier of National League hitters.
Verlander will bounce back from a subpar 2013 to win his second Cy Young Award.
Did you expect anything else from me?
The Japanese import will beat out Boston's Xander Bogaerts in a close vote after winning at least 14 games.
The centerfielder will become the first person since Vince Coleman in 1987 to steal 100 bases in a season if given the playing time.
Image Credits: Tigers logo (sportslogos.net); Trout, Freeman, Verlander, Kershaw, Tanaka, Hamilton (espn.com)