Monday, April 01, 2013

The 2nd Annual SC:TSE MLB Prediction Post!



Welcome to the 2nd Annual SC:TSE MLB Prediction post. We're going to try to predict that most fickle of animals, the MLB Season, and take a look at our results from last year!

First let's look at 2012 and see how we did! We'll see the prediction, and then the actual results in parenthesis next to it. (Close predictions (records within 2 games) will be in green, shockers (records 10 or more off) will be in red.)

Predicted Standings:
AL EAST
New York Yankees: 94-68 (95-67)
Tampa Bay Rays: 90-72 (90-72)
Toronto Blue Jays: 82-80 (73-89)
Boston Red Sox: 73-89 (69-93)
Baltimore Orioles: 66-96 (93-69)

AL CENTRAL
Detroit Tigers: 86-76 (88-74)
Chicago White Sox: 84-78 (85-77)
Cleveland Indians: 81-81 (68-94)
Kansas City Royals: 72-90 (72-90)
Minnesota Twins: 68-94 (66-96)

AL WEST
Texas Rangers: 101-61 (93-69)
Los Angeles Angels: 93-69 (89-73)
Oakland Athletics: 80-82 (94-68)
Seattle Mariners: 64-98 (75-87)

NL EAST
Philadelphia Phillies: 94-68 (81-81)
Altanta Braves: 88-74 (94-68)
Miami Marlins: 85-77 (69-93)
Washington Nationals: 83-79 (98-64)
New York Mets: 70-92 (74-88)

NL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Reds: 88-74 (97-65)
Milwaukee Brewers: 87-75 (83-79)
St. Louis Cardinals: 82-80 (88-74)
Pittsburgh Pirates: 79-83 (79-83)
Chicago Cubs: 68-94 (61-101)
Houston Astros: 62-100 (55-107)

NL WEST
San Francisco Giants: 95-67 (94-68)
Arizona Diamondbacks: 91-71 (81-81)
Colorado Rockies: 86-76 (64-98)
Los Angeles Dodgers: 75-87 (86-76)
San Diego Padres: 63-99 (76-86)

AL East Champions: New York Yankees
AL Central Champions: Detroit Tigers
AL West Champions: Texas Rangers (Wildcard; Oakland Won)
AL Wildcard Host: Los Angeles Angels (Missed Playoffs; Texas Wildcard)
AL Wildcard Visitor: Tampa Bay Rays (Missed Playoffs; Baltimore Orioles)

NL East Champions: Philadelphia Phillies (Missed Playoffs; Washington Nationals)
NL Central Champions: Cincinnati Reds
NL West Champions: San Francisco Giants
NL Wildcard Host: Arizona Diamondbacks (Missed Playoffs; Atlanta Braves)
NL Wildcard Visitor: Atlanta Braves (Hosted Wildcard; St. Louis Cardinals)

ALDS: Texas vs. Tampa
ALDS: Detroit vs. New York
NLDS: Phildelphia vs. Cincinnati
NLDS: Arizona vs. San Francisco

ALCS: Texas vs. Detroit
NLCS: Arizona vs. Philadelphia

AL Champion: Texas
NL Champion: Arizona

World Series: Arizona vs. Texas
World Series Champion: Texas

World Series MVP: Nelson Cruz (RF - Texas Rangers)

AL Most Valuable Player: Miguel Cabrera (3B - Detroit Tigers)

NL Most Valuable Player: Matt Kemp (CF - Los Angeles Dodgers)

AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander (SP - Detroit Tigers)

NL Cy Young: Cliff Lee (SP - Philadelphia Phillies)

AL Manager of the Year: Ron Washington (Texas Rangers)

NL Manager of the Year: Kirk Gibson (Arizona Diamondbacks)

AL Rookie of the Year: Yu Darvish (SP - Texas Rangers)

NL Rookie of the Year: Paul Goldschmidt (1B - Arizona Diamondbacks)

AL Comeback Player of the Year: Adam Dunn (DH - Chicago White Sox)* (Player's Choice Winner, so this is a push)

NL Comeback Player of the Year: Buster Posey (C - San Francisco Giants)

AL HR Leader: Albert Pujols (1B - Los Angeles Angels) (41) 
NL HR Leader: Giancarlo Stanton (RF - Miami Marlins) (44)
Interesting to note: • I was within 1 game on 6 teams, including 3 that I guessed exactly. • If I had dropped the Rockies to last, but kept the records where they were, I would have been 4 for 5 in the NL West. • I was right about Dunn, but they went with Rodney anyway. • I was 4 for 6 in predicting Division Champs. • I predicted 41 HR would lead the AL, and 44 would lead the NL; 41 lead the NL, 44 lead the AL. • I was correct in predicting a team from 2010's WS would win the 2012 WS, I just predicted the wrong side. :)

And Now, on to 2013!


Standings:
AL EAST
Toronto Blue Jays: 95-67
Tampa Bay Rays: 91-71
Baltimore Orioles: 86-76
New York Yankees: 80-82
Boston Red Sox: 77-85

AL CENTRAL
Chicago White Sox: 87-75
Detroit Tigers: 86-76
Cleveland Indians: 84-78
Kansas City Royals: 79-83
Minnesota Twins: 64-98

AL WEST
Texas Rangers: 89-73
Oakland Athletics: 88-74
Los Angeles Angels: 84-78
Seattle Mariners: 74-88
Houston Astros: 52-110


NL EAST
Washington Nationals: 99-63
Altanta Braves: 90-72
Philadelphia Phillies: 81-81
New York Mets: 71-91
Miami Marlins: 63-99

NL CENTRAL
Cincinnati Reds: 98-64
Milwaukee Brewers: 88-74
St. Louis Cardinals: 85-77
Pittsburgh Pirates: 80-82
Chicago Cubs: 67-95

NL WEST
San Francisco Giants: 95-67
Los Angeles Dodgers: 92-70
Arizona Diamondbacks: 84-78
San Diego Padres: 71-91
Colorado Rockies: 65-97


AL East Champions: Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central Champions: Chicago White Sox
AL West Champions: Texas Rangers
AL Wildcard Host: Tampa Bay Rays
AL Wildcard Visitor: Oakland Athletics

NL East Champions: Washington Nationals
NL Central Champions: Cincinnati Reds
NL West Champions: San Francisco Giants
NL Wildcard Host: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wildcard Visitor: Atlanta Braves

ALDS: Toronto vs. Tampa
ALDS: Texas vs. Chicago
NLDS: Washington vs. Atlanta
NLDS: Cincinnati vs. San Francisco

ALCS: Toronto vs. Chicago
NLCS: Washington vs. San Francisco

AL Champion: Toronto
NL Champion: Washington

World Series: Toronto vs. Washington
World Series Champion: Toronto

World Series MVP: Jose Bautista (RF - Toronto Blue Jays)

AL Most Valuable Player: Mike Trout (LF - Los Angeles Angels)

NL Most Valuable Player: Bryce Harper (LF - Washington Nationals)

AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander (SP - Detroit Tigers)

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw (SP - Los Angeles Dodgers)

AL Manager of the Year: John Gibbons (Toronto Blue Jays)

NL Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson (Washington Nationals)

AL Rookie of the Year: Wil Myers (RF - Tampa Bay Rays)

NL Rookie of the Year: Gerrit Cole (SP - Pittsburgh Pirates)

AL Comeback Player of the Year: John Danks (SP - Chicago White Sox)

NL Comeback Player of the Year: Ryan Howard (1B - Philadelphia Phillies)

AL HR Leader: Jose Bautista (RF - Toronto Blue Jays) (43)

NL HR Leader: Freddie Freeman (1B - Atlanta Braves) (46)

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