Feb 13, 2013: How Predictable are the Prognosticators

You hoping Baseball Prospectus is wrong?

FLORIDA & ARIZONA - As spring training 2013 begins so do the prognostications. Baseball Prospetus picks the Yankees, Tigers and Angels to be 2013 American League division winners. Nationals, Reds and Dodgers are favored by BP in the National League. Every other team is hoping BP is wrong.

How accurate was Baseball Prospectus last year? Let's look:

2012 Predicted Division Winners........Actual Division Winners
AL East..........New York Yankees.................New York Yankees
AL Central......Detroit Tigers........................Detroit Tigers
AL West.........Texas Rangers......................Oakland A's


NL East...........Philadelphia Phillies...............Washington Nationals
NL Central......Cincinnati Reds.....................Cincinnati Reds
NL West.........Arizona Diamondbacks..........San Francisco Giants

A's, Nationals and Giants fans were glad BP was wrong about them in 2012, especially the Giants who went on to win the World Series. As the old saying goes, "That's why they play the game."

Contributing Sources:
2012 Baseball Prospetus Predictions 
2012 AL Division Winners 
2012 NL Division Winners 

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