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Mid-August/Final Predictions


Jey Young- Ball Boy Media

A little late on posting this; it was hidden in my drafts.

Division Standings as of 08/17/22

NL W L GB AL W L GB

East East

NYM 75 42 -- NYY 72 45 --

Both of these teams are virtual locks for the playoffs. Tiny flaws for either team; both added pieces at the deadline; NY has some things to figure out going into the end of the season dealing with injuries. However, they are in good shape to sustain.

ATL 72 46 3.5 TBR 62 53 9.0

PHI 65 51 9.5 TOR 61 54 10.0

MIA 52 65 23.0 BAL 61 55 10.5

WSN 39 79 14.0 BOS 58 59 14.0

Central Central

STL 64 51 -- CLE 62 55 --

Both of these teams cannot get too comfortable atop the division standings. Any complacency means they are out of the playoffs, as neither is good enough for a wildcard spot in their own respective League. STL, as a team, is likely to finish strong with just their veterans knowing how to do so, and Cleveland could streak at any moment to pull away or fall. It's going to be interesting to see. I do think the Guardians are in a spot to make the playoffs based on their pitching alone.

MIL 62 53 2.0 MIN 60 55 1.0

CHC 48 67 16.0 CHW 61 56 1.0

CIN 45 70 19.0 KCR 48 70 14.5

PIT 45 71 19.5 DET 45 74 18.0

West West

LAD 80 35 -- HOU 75 43 --

The two powerhouse teams of the MLB, never a doubt both of these teams would be here.

SDP 65 54 17.0 SEA 64 54 11.0

SFG 59 57 21.5 TEX 52 64 22.0

ARI 53 63 27.5 LAA 51 66 23.5

COL 51 67 32.5 OAK 42 75 32.5


Who is if the playoff started today

Matchups

  • ALWC

    • Cle Guardians v Toronto Blue Jays

      • Toronto in 3

    • TB Rays v Seattle Mariners

      • Mariners in 3

  • NLWC

    • STL Cardinals V SD Padres

      • Padres in 3

    • ATL Braves V Philadelphia Phillies

      • Braves in 2

  • ALDS

    • Houston Astros V (Cle or Tor)

      • Astros is 4 over either team

    • NY Yankees V (Sea or TB)

      • If it's Seattle, this is a 5 game series

  • NLDS

    • LA Dodgers V (STL or SD)

      • Dodgers over both in 4

    • NY Mets V (ATL or Phi)

      • If this is against ATL, ATL in 4