Jays Journal Roundtable: Predictions for the 2023 Blue Jays

 Eric Treuden
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Now that 2023 it's everyone's (well...not everyone) favorite time of year: prediction season.

Everyone over at Jays Journal came together to come up with how they think the 2023 season will go for the Toronto Blue Jays, including who is going to improve the most in the upcoming season and who is going to come back down to earth.

Let's jump into it.

Eric Treuden

Opening Day rotation: Alek Manoah, Kevin Gausman, Chris Bassitt, José Berríos, Yusei Kikuchi

Rotation when Hyun Jin Ryu returns: Manoah, Gausman, Bassitt, Ryu, Berríos

Surprise player of the year: Kevin Kiermaier

Most improved: José Berríos

Who goes backwards: Santiago Espinal

Who makes the All-Star Game: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Daulton Varsho, Manoah, Matt Chapman

Win-loss record: 98-64

Nick Prasad

Rotation: Gausman, Manoah, Bassitt, Berríos, Mitch White

When Ryu returns: Gausman, Ryu, Manoah, Bassitt, Berríos

Surprise player: Espinal

Most improved: Whit Merrifield

Who goes backwards: Alejandro Kirk

All-Stars: Guerrero Jr., Varsho, Manoah

Record: 98-64

Charles Kime

Rotation: Manoah, Gausman, Bassitt, Berríos, Michael Wacha

When Ryu returns: Manoah, Gausman, Bassitt, Ryu, Berríos

Surprise: Ryu

Most improved: Varsho

Who goes backwards: Kirk

All-Stars: Guerrero Jr., Varsho, Manoah, Gausman

Record: 96-66

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