Every year it seems a team or two will come out of nowhere and make the playoffs. Today we will look at 4 teams that could do just that during the 2021 season. If you are interested in placing bets on Major League Baseball check this site out wincomparator
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1) Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox were atrocious last year but it looks like that may be about to change. For starters, you have Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers who make no mistake, star on the left side of the infield, Alex Verdugo looks like a future star in the outfield, Bobby Dalbec has 30-homer breakout potential and a lot of this seasons success will depend on what kind of season he has. Franchy Cordero has intriguing tools and could be an off-the-charts sensation if the work ethic matches the tools. If you want versatility the Sox may have that also led by Enrique Hernández and Marwin Gonzalez. If J.D. Martinez hits like J.D. Martinez again, he’s the stud of a very dangerous lineup.
Of course to make a playoff run you need solid pitching and the Red Sox could be better than you think on the mound. Led by the return of Eduardo Rodriguez and ever-improving Nathan Eovaldi, Tanner Houck could be the surprise star of this staff and, Adam Ottavino arriving from New York and Garrett Richards brings great stuff. The biggest question for the Red Sox could be what if Chris Sale comes back from his Tommy John surgery at some point, if it happens early enough in the season the Red Sox could be a serious contender.
2) Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers backed into the playoffs last season, but don’t let that fool you the Brew Crew is a dangerous team coming into this season. A lot of that under .500 record can be blamed on the Brewers superstar Christian Yelich, he played nowhere like a superstar, and with that being said I expect a huge bounce-back year from him which will go along way to make the Brewers a playoff team once again.
The Brewers may have the most-underrated starting-pitching duo in the Majors, Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes, and the best bullpen duo in the Majors full stop (Josh Hader and Devin Williams). This is a team that will be playing in an underwhelming NL Central and a 90 win season will be enough to put them in the hunt for the division crown.