2012 Projections – February 6thPosted: February 6, 2012
Here’s my first draft of projections for the upcoming season done with WAR projections by team. I see the Yankees as being the best team in baseball coming out with 95 wins and being a bit ahead of the Rays and Red Sox in the competitive AL East. The Tigers win the AL Central, but Cleveland could be in the running if they make a few upgrades. The Rangers and Angels show as being tied at the top of the AL West, but the Rangers are just a hair better; enough to take the division title. The Rays and Angels take the Wild Cards, just ahead of the Red Sox.
In the NL the Phillies take the east by a fairly wide margin over the Braves, Marlins and Nationals, who are all tight together. The Reds take the Central ahead of the Cards and Brewers, and Arizona takes the West, but by default as they’re the only team to finish above .500. The Wild Cards go to Atlanta and St. Louis, but if Miami or Washington improves a bit they’ll make the race interesting.
The most recent version of my projections can be found under the 2012 Projections link at the top of the page.
|AL East||W||L||NL East||W||L|
|AL Central||W||L||NL Central||W||L|
|AL West||W||L||NL West||W||L|
|Los Angeles||93||69||San Francisco||80||82|