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Prior to the 2015 campaign, the PSA staff tried to forecast what would happen. Who came the closest?

We underestimated A-Rod, but then again, who didn't?
We underestimated A-Rod, but then again, who didn't?
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Every year, I ask the Pinstripe Alley staff to give preseason predictions a try, more out of the amusement of the results than any expertise on our part. A truly transcendent philosopher once said, "You can't predict baseball, Plato." That tradition has carried on for several millenia, and continues to hold true. It's pretty fruitless task since baseball is weird. Case-in points: Alex Rodriguez, Jake Arrieta, and the 2015 AL West.

Nonetheless, let's see whose preseason predictions were best. For the standings, I awarded 1 point for each correct slot, and for the numerical predictions, I gave 2 points for the closest guess, and 3 for exactly right. Correct guesses on player awards and leaders received 2 points.

1) 2015 AL standings:

AL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Orioles Yankees Red Sox Blue Jays Rays
Jason Yankees Red Sox Orioles Blue Jays Rays
Andrew Orioles Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Rays
Caitlin Orioles Red Sox Yankees Blue Jays Rays
Kirkland Yankees Orioles Blue Jays Rays Red Sox
Provenzano Yankees Red Sox Rays Blue Jays Orioles
Ferenchick Yankees Red Sox Blue Jays Orioles Rays
Harlan Orioles Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Rays
John Orioles Yankees Red Sox Blue Jays Rays
Scott Yankees Orioles Red Sox Blue Jays Rays
Jim Red Sox Yankees Blue Jays Rays Orioles
Arun Yankees Red Sox Orioles Blue Jays Rays
Appel Red Sox Orioles Yankees Blue Jays Rays
Nikhil Red Sox Blue Jays Yankees Orioles Rays
Martin Yankees Orioles Red Sox Blue Jays Rays
Vince Red Sox Yankees Blue Jays Orioles Rays
Pokriki Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Orioles Rays
Results Blue Jays Yankees Orioles Rays Red Sox
AL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Royals Tigers White Sox Indians Twins
Jason Royals Tigers White Sox Indians Twins
Andrew Indians Tigers Royals White Sox Twins
Caitlin Royals White Sox Tigers Indians Twins
Kirkland White Sox Royals Tigers Indians Twins
Provenzano Tigers Indians White Sox Royals Twins
Ferenchick Indians Tigers White Sox Royals Twins
Harlan White Sox Royals Tigers Twins Indians
John Indians Tigers Royals White Sox Twins
Scott Indians White Sox Royals Tigers Twins
Jim Indians Tigers White Sox Royals Twins
Arun Tigers Indians White Sox Royals Twins
Appel Tigers White Sox Indians Royals Twins
Nikhil Tigers Indians White Sox Royals Twins
Martin Tigers Royals Indians White Sox Twins
Vince Indians Tigers White Sox Royals Twins
Pokriki Tigers White Sox Royals Indians Twins
Results Royals Twins Indians White Sox Tigers
AL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Mariners Angels Athletics Astros Rangers
Jason Angels Mariners Athletics Astros Rangers
Andrew Mariners Angels Athletics Astros Rangers
Caitlin Angels Mariners Athletics Astros Rangers
Kirkland Mariners Angels Athletics Astros Rangers
Provenzano Angels Mariners Athletics Astros Rangers
Ferenchick Angels Athletics Rangers Mariners Astros
Harlan Angels Mariners Athletics Rangers Astros
John Angels Mariners Athletics Rangers Astros
Scott Mariners Angels Athletics Rangers Astros
Jim Mariners Angels Athletics Astros Rangers
Arun Angels Mariners Athletics Rangers Astros
Appel Mariners Angels Athletics Astros Rangers
Nikhil Angels Athletics Mariners Astros Rangers
Martin Angels Mariners Athletics Astros Rangers
Vince Mariners Angels Athletics Rangers Astros
Pokriki Angels Mariners Athletics Astros Rangers
Results Rangers Astros Angels Mariners Athletics

We collectively went 1-for-85 with the AL West.

Atta boy, Ferenchick.

2) 2015 NL standings

NL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Jason Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Andrew Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Caitlin Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Kirkland Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Provenzano Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Ferenchick Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Harlan Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
John Nationals Mets Braves Marlins Phillies
Scott Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Jim Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Arun Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Appel Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Nikhil Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Martin Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Vince Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Pokriki Nationals Marlins Mets Braves Phillies
Results Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
NL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Pirates Cardinals Cubs Brewers Reds
Jason Pirates Cardinals Cubs Brewers Reds
Andrew Pirates Cardinals Cubs Brewers Reds
Caitlin Cardinals Pirates Cubs Brewers Reds
Kirkland Pirates Cubs Cardinals Reds Brewers
Provenzano Cardinals Cubs Pirates Reds Brewers
Ferenchick Cardinals Pirates Cubs Brewers Reds
Harlan Cardinals Cubs Pirates Brewers Reds
John Pirates Cardinals Reds Cubs Brewers
Scott Cardinals Cubs Pirates Brewers Reds
Jim Cardinals Pirates Cubs Brewers Reds
Arun Pirates Cardinals Cubs Reds Brewers
Appel Pirates Cardinals Cubs Reds Brewers
Nikhil Cardinals Pirates Cubs Brewers Reds
Martin Cardinals Pirates Cubs Reds Brewers
Vince Cardinals Cubs Pirates Reds Brewers
Pokriki Cardinals Cubs Pirates Reds Brewers
Results Cardinals Pirates Cubs Brewers Reds
NL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Jason Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Andrew Dodgers Giants Padres Diamondbacks Rockies
Caitlin Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Kirkland Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Provenzano Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Ferenchick Dodgers Giants Padres Rockies Diamondbacks
Harlan Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
John Dodgers Giants Padres Rockies Diamondbacks
Scott Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Jim Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Arun Dodgers Giants Padres Rockies Diamondbacks
Appel Dodgers Giants Padres Rockies Diamondbacks
Nikhil Dodgers Giants Padres DIamondbacks Rockies
Martin Dodgers Padres Giants Diamondbacks Rockies
Vince Dodgers Giants Padres Diamondbacks Rockies
Pokriki Dodgers Padres Giants Rockies Diamondbacks
Results Dodgers Giants Diamondbacks Padres Rockies
*Note: Exception to "You can't predict baseball can be found with the 2015 Phillies, a dumpster fire disaster from start to finish.

3) A-Rod games & HR, Gardner & Ellsbury SB, Tanaka & Pineda ERA, and Dellin K

NYY Misc. A-Rod G A-Rod HR Gardner SB Ellsbury SB Tanaka ERA Pineda ERA Dellin K
Tanya 71 19 31 45 3.16 2.89 92
Jason 100 14 23 35 3.02 3.34 103
Andrew 97 13 26 42 3.14 2.87 99
Caitlin 125 17 28 33 3.33 3.16 88
Kirkland 126 31 35 41 2.86 2.45 99
Provenzano 90 15 30 35 3.15 3.30 95
Ferenchick 60 10 26 38 3.26 3.49 97
Harlan 117 18 19 31 2.56 2.82 93
John 120 20 22 30 2.75 3.20 101
Scott 110 20 25 48 3.20 2.95 110
Jim 117 16 20 31 2.99 3.25 80
Arun 95 16 35 48 2.85 2.78 90
Appel 103 21 27 29 3.31 2.60 91
Nikhil 85 14 25 33 2.90 3.10 86
Martin 100 18 32 51 2.32 3.51 97
Vince 125 18 43 38 3.23 2.89 110
Pokriki 113 23 33 33 2.73 3.03 100
Josh 110 20 35 32 3.09 3.15 99
Results 151 33 20 21 3.51 4.37 131

4) Yankee leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR

NYY leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Dellin Betances Jacoby Ellsbury
Jason Chase Headley Brian McCann Andrew Miller Masahiro Tanaka
Andrew Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Andrew Miller Michael Pineda
Caitlin Chase Headley Brian McCann Dellin Betances Masahiro Tanaka
Kirkland Jacoby Ellsbury Alex Rodriguez Dellin Betances Masahiro Tanaka
Provenzano Jacoby Ellsbury Carlos Beltran Dellin Betances Masahiro Tanaka
Ferenchick Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Dellin Betances Masahiro Tanaka
Harlan Jacoby Ellsbury Mark Teixeira Dellin Betances Jacoby Ellsbury
John Chase Headley Brian McCann Dellin Betances Masahiro Tanaka
Scott Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Andrew Miller Chase Headley
Jim Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Dellin Betances Chase Headley
Arun Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Dellin Betances Chase Headley
Appel Jacoby Ellsbury
Brian McCann
Michael Pineda
Jacoby Ellsbury
Nikhil Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Andrew Miller Jacoby Ellsbury
Martin Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Dellin Betances Masahiro Tanaka
Vince Chase Headley Mark Teixeira Andrew Miller Jacoby Ellsbury
Pokriki Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Dellin Betances Jacoby Ellsbury
Josh Jacoby Ellsbury Brian McCann Andrew Miller Masahiro Tanaka
Results Carlos Beltran (.276) Alex Rodriguez (33) Dellin Betances (1.50) Mark Teixeira (3.8)
A-Rod celebrate

5) MLB leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR

MLB leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Jason Andrew McCutchen Jose Abreu Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Andrew Yasiel Puig Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Caitlin Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Kirkland Andrew McCutchen Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Provenzano Jose Altuve Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Ferenchick Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Harlan Robinson Cano Anthony Rizzo Stephen Strasburg Mike Trout
John Michael Brantley Mike Trout Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Scott Andrew McCutchen Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Jim Troy Tulowitzki Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Arun Jose Altuve Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Appel Jose Abreu Giancarlo Stanton Jeff Samardzija Andrew McCutchen
Nikhil Miguel Cabrera Paul Goldschmidt Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Martin Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Vince Robinson Cano Kris Bryant Jose Fernandez Mike Trout
Pokriki Michael Brantley Edwin Encarnacion Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Josh Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Results Miguel Cabrera (.338) Chris Davis (47) Zack Greinke (1.66) Bryce Harper (9.9)
All bow down to our new lord Bryce, king of the dingers and may-mays.

6) Most team wins & losses, first manager fired

MLB Misc. Most team wins Most team losses 1st manager fired
Tanya Nationals (98) Diamondbacks (95) Fredi Gonzalez (ATL)
Jason Dodgers (98) Diamondbacks (98) Bryan Price (CIN)
Andrew Dodgers (97) Phillies (101) Walt Weiss (COL)
Caitlin Nationals (99) Diamondbacks (97) John Gibbons (TOR)
Kirkland Yankees (105) Twins (104) Fredi Gonzalez (ATL)
Provenzano Dodgers (101) Phillies (100) Ryne Sandberg (PHI)
Ferenchick Dodgers (99) Phillies (102) Lloyd McClendon (SEA)
Harlan Nationals (96) Phillies (98) Ron Roenicke (MIL)
John Nationals (103) Phillies (100) John Gibbons (TOR)
Scott Nationals (98) Phillies (95) Bryan Price (CIN)
Jim Nationals (97) Phillies (102) Fredi Gonzalez (ATL)
Arun Nationals (107) Diamondbacks (94) Fredi Gonzalez (ATL)
Appel Nationals (95) Diamondbacks (103) Terry Collins (NYM)
Nikhil Dodgers (100) Phillies (99) Ron Roenicke (MIL)
Martin Nationals (101) Phillies (101) Fredi Gonzalez (ATL)
Vince Nationals (103) Phillies (98) A.J. Hinch (HOU)
Pokriki Dodgers (102) Twins (99) Bryan Price (CIN)
Josh Dodgers (102) Diamondbacks (97) Fredi Gonzalez (ATL)
Results Cardinals (100) Phillies (99) Ron Roenicke (MIL)

7) MLB Awards

AL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Carlos Rodon Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Jason Francisco Lindor Masahiro Tanaka Mike Trout
Andrew Daniel Norris Chris Sale Mike Trout
Caitlin Rusney Castillo Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Kirkland Taijuan Walker Michael Pineda Mike Trout
Provenzano Aaron Sanchez David Price Mike Trout
Ferenchick Rusney Castillo Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Harlan Taijuan Walker Chris Sale Mike Trout
John Carlos Rodon Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Scott Francisco Lindor Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Jim Rob Refsnyder Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Arun Aaron Sanchez Michael Pineda Mike Trout
Appel Andrew Heaney Jeff Samardzija Mike Trout
Nikhil Carlos Rodon Felix Hernandez Josh Donaldson
Martin Daniel Norris Masahiro Tanaka Mike Trout
Vince Andrew Heaney Michael Pineda Jose Abreu
Pokriki Carlos Rodon Felix Hernandez Mike Trout
Results Carlos Correa Dallas Keuchel Josh Donaldson
NL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Kris Bryant Clayton Kershaw Giancarlo Stanton
Jason Kris Bryant Madison Bumgarner Giancarlo Stanton
Andrew Joc Pederson Clayton Kershaw Justin Upton
Caitlin Kris Bryant Clayton Kershaw Giancarlo Stanton
Kirkland Jorge Soler Clayton Kershaw Andrew McCutchen
Provenzano Kris Bryant Clayton Kershaw Giancarlo Stanton
Ferenchick Kris Bryant Clayton Kershaw Giancarlo Stanton
Harlan Kris Bryant Stephen Strasburg Anthony Rizzo
John Noah Syndergaard Clayton Kershaw Jason Heyward
Scott Kris Bryant Clayton Kershaw Giancarlo Stanton
Jim Kris Bryant Clayton Kershaw Andrew McCutchen
Arun Jorge Soler Madison Bumgarner Andrew McCutchen
Appel Joc Pederson Johnny Cueto Andrew McCutchen
Nikhil Kris Bryant Clayton Kershaw Paul Goldschmidt
Martin Kris Bryant Madison Bumgarner Giancarlo Stanton
Vince Kris Bryant Matt Harvey Anthony Rendon
Pokriki Joc Pederson Clayton Kershaw Giancarlo Stanton
Results Kris Bryant Jake Arrieta Bryce Harper

8. PLAYOFFS?!

Playoffs AL Wild Card game NL Wild Card game ALCS NLCS World Series WS Champ
Tanya Yankees/Angels Cardinals/Padres Yankees/Mariners Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Mariners Nationals
Jason Tigers/Red Sox Cardinals/Padres Angels/Royals Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Angels Nationals
Andrew Yankees/Angels Giants/Padres Mariners/Angels Dodgers/Giants Dodgers/Angels Dodgers
Caitlin White Sox/Mariners Pirates/Padres Angels/Royals Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Angels Nationals
Kirkland Orioles/Tigers Cubs/Padres Yankees/Mariners Nationals/Dodgers Dodgers/Yankees Yankees
Provenzano Red Sox/Mariners Cubs/Padres Tigers/Angels Padres/Dodgers Dodgers/Tigers Dodgers
Ferenchick Red Sox/Tigers Pirates/Giants Angels/Yankees Dodgers/Cardinals Dodgers/Yankees Yankees
Harlan Blue Jays/Mariners Marlins/Cubs Mariners/White Sox Dodgers/Nationals Dodgers/Mariners Dodgers
John Yankees/Tigers Cardinals/Giants Yankees/Angels Cardinals/Dodgers Cardinals/Yankees Yankees
Scott White Sox/Angels Marlins/Cubs Indians/Mariners Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Mariners Nationals
Jim Angels/Tigers Pirates/Padres Indians/Mariners Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Mariners Nationals
Arun Indians/Mariners Cardinals/Giants Yankees/Angels Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Angels Nationals
Appel Orioles/Angels Cardinals/Marlins Mariners/Red Sox Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Mariners Mariners
Nikhil Yankees/Blue Jays Pirates/Giants Tigers/Angels Cardinals/Nationals Nationals/Tigers Tigers
Martin Mariners/Orioles Pirates/Padres Yankees/Angels Nationals/Pirates Nationals/Yankees Yankees
Vince Yankees/Angels Cubs/Giants Mariners/Yankees Nationals/Dodgers Nationals/Mariners Mariners
Pokriki Mariners/Blue Jays Marlins/Padres Mariners/Angels Nationals/Dodgers Dodgers/Mariners Dodgers
Results Yankees/Astros Pirates/Cubs Royals/Blue Jays Mets/Cubs Royals/Mets Royals

And the winner is...

Points
Nikhil 25
Jim 21
Caitlin 20
Vince 20
Ferenchick 19
Martin 19
Harlan 16
Kirkland 15
Tanya 14
Andrew 14
Scott 14
Provenzano 13
Jason 12
John 11
Arun 9
Appel 8
Pokriki 4

Nikhil! Congrats to him, he will receive... um... a private lunch with A-Rod in a suit at a school. Our agents will be in touch.