With the 2023 MLB All-Star festivities in the rearview mirror, it's time for a quick round of bold predictions before the second half of the season gets underway Friday.

What follows are 10 bold predictions for the remainder of the 2023 season, focusing mostly on individual players rather than teams since there will be plenty of postseason predictions to comb through in the coming months.

It's a mix of award predictions, individual milestones and even some trade deadline and extension talk, all of which is meant to set the stage for the second half.

Remember, the idea here was to be bold, not safe.


Freddie Freeman Has MLB's First 60-Double Season Since 1936

Only six times in MLB history has a player reached 60 doubles in a single season, and it's been 87 years since the last time someone reached that milestone.

Earl Webb (1931): 67

George Burns (1926): 64

Joe Medwick (1936): 64

Hank Greenberg (1934): 63

Paul Waner (1932): 62

Charlie Gehringer (1936): 60

Todd Helton (59 in 2000) and Nick Castellanos (58 in 2019) have come close in the last 25 years, but no one has managed to join that exclusive group.

Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman leads the majors with 31 doubles, putting him on pace for 56 this year, so he will need to pick up the pace a bit in order to make history.

However, if his 17-double performance in May is any indication, he is capable of piling up two-base hits when he's swinging it well.