Collegian staff World Series predictions


Collegian Staff

It’s official. It’ll be the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals in the 2019 World Series.

The match-up promises to be a close one, so without further ado, this is how our staff predicts this edition of the Fall Classic turns out.


Landon Dierks, Sports Editor

Astros in six. Washington has the starting pitching to match up with anyone — even Houston, but the Astros’ lineup is too deep. Extra rest should help the Nationals’ chance to steal one of the first two games in Houston, but I expect superior offense will boost the Astros to a second title in three years.


Carson Herbert, Sports Reporter

Astros in six. The Astros have an advantage offensively with an MVP candidate in Alex Bregman and other stars like Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa. That core of players also brings more experience into this World Series after winning it all in 2017.


Trenton Abrego, Editor-in-Chief

Nationals in seven. Look, I’m not going to argue that they are the better team, because frankly, they aren’t. But they might be the hottest. The Nationals, winners of six straight, are on a roll. Pair that with a starting rotation of Max Scherzer, Steven Strasburg and Patrick Corbin, and the Nationals have the edge in my book. Oh, not to mention that the balls aren’t juiced in the postseason. 


Jakob King, Sports Reporter

Astros in six. The Astros’ starting pitching is just too good after acquiring Grienke at the deadline. The Nationals have pitched well in the playoffs, but they won’t be able to keep up with Houston’s deadly batting lineup and pitching staff.


Emily Seaton, Managing Editor

Astros in six. The Astros’ lineup is better, pitching is almost the same but hitting always comes through more in the postseason because they juice the ball. Shoutout to my brother, Jare-Bear, for telling me what to say.


Jordon Shoenrock, Sports Reporter

Astros in five. The Astro’s offense will get back to its normal ways in this series and the bullpen is deeper for the Astros than the Nationals.