The 2023 season is almost here.
We are now entering the final three days of the offseason, with pitchers and catchers set to report to camp on Monday.
Soon, we’ll have some baseball to watch, and it should be an exciting season.
The one thing that almost every MLB fan loves more than anything is seeing home runs hit.
The league has no shortage of power hitters who are ready to put on a show at the plate.
Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, Paul Goldschmidt, and Kyle Schwarber certainly put on a show last season.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a list of projections for which players will lead their teams in home runs courtesy of MLB.com, asking if fans agreed with the projections.
Do you agree with your favorite team's projected HR leader in '23? pic.twitter.com/40ldmtmhi6
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 10, 2023
As you’ll see, there is nobody that is expected to hit 62 home runs again, something Judge did last year en route to his first American League MVP Award.
He is projected to be the Major League leader in home runs, however, this time with 44.
For the Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout is expected to hit 39 homers and lead the team in that category.
An interesting part of the list is what MLB.com is projecting for the St. Louis Cardinals.
They expect MVP candidates Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado to tie for the most, but to only hit 29.
This comes after both stars hit 35 and 30 homers, respectively.
For the Philadelphia Phillies, Schwarber is projected to lead the pack again with 39 home runs.
The slugger had 46 last season.
We’ll see how these predictions hold up as we move closer to the start of the 2023 season.NEXT: MLB Insider Reveals Latest Cubs Addition