Who Will Win The 2023 World Series?

Who will win the 2023 World Series? On opening day of the 2023 MLB season, it's the only question baseball fans are asking. Every baseball year, thirty MLB franchises take to the diamond to decide the best team in baseball. To win a World Series title, a baseball team needs smooth pitching, strong hitting, sharp fielding, gritty baserunning chops, management guile, and good team chemistry. That's why only one team wins the World Series every year. So, who will win the World Series this year? Which baseball teams can win the 2023 pennant?

In 2023 Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros are in the mix to defend their World Series title, while their rival Seattle Mariners will give them a challenge just for the American League West, let alone the 2022 MLB pennant. In the National League, there are the up-and-coming Philadelphia Phillies trying to repeat last season's success and the Atlanta Braves who won it only a couple years ago. What about the Los Angeles Dodgers - can they get back on top?

Check out the odds for all the 2023 World Series contenders below, and vote for your championship baseball picks. Then keep checking back as the season goes along to see how quickly things the MLB playoff standings can change.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers
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    National League West

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team located in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers are members of the National League West division of Major League Baseball. Established in 1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where it was known by a number of nicknames before becoming the Brooklyn Dodgers definitively by 1932. The team moved to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. They played their first four seasons in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before moving to their current home of Dodger Stadium, the third-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers have won six World Series titles and 21 National League pennants. Eight Cy Young Award ...more
    • Location: Los Angeles
    • Founded: 1958
  • Houston Astros
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    American League West

    The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team located in Houston, Texas. The team is a member of the West Division of Major League Baseball's American League, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League. The Astros have played their home games at Minute Maid Park since 2000. The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s in 1962. The current name was adopted three years later when they moved into the Astrodome, the world's first domed sports stadium. The name reflects Houston's role as the center of the U.S. Space Program. The Astros have made one World Series appearance, in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox, in ...more
    • Location: Houston
    • Founded: 1962
  • Seattle Mariners
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    American League West

    The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West Division. The team joined the American League as an expansion team in 1977 playing their home games in the Kingdome. Since July 1999, the Mariners' home ballpark has been T-Mobile Park (formerly Safeco Field), located in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. The "Mariners" name originates from the prominence of marine culture in the city of Seattle. They are nicknamed the M's, a title featured in their primary logo from 1987 to 1992. They adopted their current team colors – navy blue, northwest green ...more
    • Location: Seattle
    • Founded: 1977
  • Atlanta Braves
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    National League East

    The Atlanta Braves are an American professional baseball franchise based in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The franchise competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) East division. The Braves played home games at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium from 1966 to 1996, and Turner Field from 1997 to 2016. Since 2017, their home stadium has been SunTrust Park, located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of downtown Atlanta in Cumberland, Georgia. The Braves play spring training games at CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida.The "Braves" name, which was first used in 1912, originates from a term for a Native American warrior. They are nicknamed "the Bravos", and often ...more
    • Location: Atlanta
    • Founded: 1966
  • San Diego Padres
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    National League West

    The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego, California. The Padres compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won two NL pennants — in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both years. As of 2018, they have had 14 winning seasons in franchise history. The Padres are one of two Major League Baseball teams (the other being the Los Angeles Angels) in California to originate from that state; the Athletics were originally from Philadelphia (and moved to the state from Kansas City), and the Dodgers and Giants are originally from two New York City boroughs – Brooklyn ...more
    • Location: San Diego
    • Founded: 1969
  • Minnesota Twins
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    American League Central

    The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. The team is named after the Twin Cities area comprising Minneapolis and St. Paul. They played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009. They played their inaugural game at the newly completed Target Field on April 12, 2010. The team was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as one of the eight original teams of the American League, named the Washington Senators or Washington Nationals. Although the Washington team endured long bouts of mediocrity, they had a period of ...more
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Founded: 1961