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How did the PSA staff fare at calling the 2016 season?

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Everything from the 2016 MLB campaign is over and done with, so it's time to reflect on the weirdness. I asked everyone who was on the Pinstripe Alley writing staff on Opening Day to make their predictions for the season. Nikhil won the contest last year, but who came out on top in 2016?

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) 2016 AL Standings:

AL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Yankees Blue Jays Orioles Red Sox Rays
Jason Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Rays Orioles
Andrew Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Rays Orioles
Caitlin Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Rays
Greg Yankees Blue Jays Rays Orioles Red Sox
Provenzano Red Sox Blue Jays Yankees Rays Orioles
Ferenchick Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Orioles Rays
Kunj Yankees Blue Jays Red Sox Rays Orioles
Harlan Blue Jays Yankees Orioles Red Sox Rays
Nikhil Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Rays
Jim Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Orioles Rays
Jake Red Sox Blue Jays Yankees Rays Orioles
Chris Blue Jays Red Sox Yankees Rays Orioles
Tom Yankees Red Sox Blue Jays Rays Orioles
Hecht Blue Jays Yankees Red Sox Rays Orioles
Results Red Sox Blue Jays Orioles Yankees Rays
AL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Royals Indians Tigers Twins White Sox
Jason Royals Tigers Twins Indians White Sox
Andrew Indians Royals Tigers Twins White Sox
Caitlin Royals Tigers White Sox Indians Twins
Greg Royals Twins White Sox Indians Tigers
Provenzano Indians Royals Tigers White Sox Twins
Ferenchick Royals Tigers Indians Twins White Sox
Kunj Royals Tigers White Sox Twins Indians
Harlan Indians Royals White Sox Tigers Twins
Nikhil Royals Indians Tigers Twins White Sox
Jim Royals Twins Indians Tigers White Sox
Jake Indians White Sox Royals Tigers Twins
Chris Royals Indians Tigers White Sox Twins
Tom Royals Indians Tigers White Sox Twins
Hecht Royals Indians Tigers Twins White Sox
Results Indians Tigers Royals White Sox Twins
AL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Jason Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Andrew Astros Mariners Angels Rangers A's
Caitlin Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Greg Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Provenzano Rangers Astros Mariners Angels A's
Ferenchick Astros Rangers Angels A's Mariners
Kunj Astros Angels Rangers Mariners A's
Harlan A's Rangers Astros Mariners Angels
Nikhil Astros Rangers Angels Mariners A's
Jim Astros Angels Rangers Mariners A's
Jake Astros Mariners Rangers Angels A's
Chris Rangers Astros Angels Mariners A's
Tom Astros Mariners Rangers Angels A's
Hecht Rangers Astros Mariners Angels A's
Results Rangers Mariners Astros Angels A's

Matt Provenzano and Jake Devin did the best with the AL picture, each nailing eight of the 15 places with Provenzano being the only person to correctly call all three division champions. I would say he gets extra credit, but that involved predicting Red Sox success, which should be heresy around here, so it cancels out (totally fair).

2) 2016 NL Standings:

NL East 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Jason Mets Nationals Marlins Phillies Braves
Andrew Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Caitlin Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Greg Mets Nationals Marlins Phillies Braves
Provenzano Mets Nationals Braves Phillies Marlins
Ferenchick Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Kunj Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Harlan Mets Nationals Marlins Phillies Braves
Nikhil Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Jim Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Jake Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Chris Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
Tom Mets Nationals Marlins Braves Phillies
Hecht Nationals Mets Marlins Braves Phillies
Results Nationals Mets Marlins Phillies Braves
NL Central 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Jason Cubs Cardinals Pirates Brewers Reds
Andrew Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Caitlin Cubs Cardinals Pirates Brewers Reds
Greg Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Provenzano Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Ferenchick Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Kunj Pirates Cubs Cardinals Brewers Reds
Harlan Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Nikhil Cubs Pirates Cardinals Reds Brewers
Jim Cubs Cardinals Pirates Brewers Reds
Jake Cubs Pirates Cardinals Reds Brewers
Chris Cubs Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers
Tom Cubs Cardinals Pirates Reds Brewers
Hecht Cubs Pirates Cardinals Brewers Reds
Results Cubs Cardinals Pirates Brewers Reds
NL West 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Tanya Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Jason Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Andrew Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Caitlin Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Greg Giants D'backs Dodgers Padres Rockies
Provenzano D'backs Giants Dodgers Padres Rockies
Ferenchick Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Kunj Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Harlan Giants D'backs Dodgers Rockies Padres
Nikhil D'backs Dodgers Giants Padres Rockies
Jim Giants Dodgers D'backs Padres Rockies
Jake Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Chris Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Tom Dodgers Giants D'backs Padres Rockies
Hecht Giants Dodgers D'backs Padres Rockies
Results Dodgers Giants Rockies D'backs Padres

It was a tale of extremes in the NL, as most writers did quite well in the East and Central before getting pulverized by the West's results. I personally blame the stupid Diamondbacks (and the somewhat surprising Rockies resurgence).

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

NYY Misc. A-Rod HR Tex HR Gardner SB Ellsbury SB Tanaka ERA Severino ERA Dellin K
Tanya 32 26 15 30 3.70 3.36 124
Jason 29 32 17 25 3.88 4.00 122
Andrew 22 36 22 28 3.69 3.93 114
Caitlin 30 27 18 26 3.47 3.63 117
Greg 37 35 39 41 3.21 2.56 135
Provenzano 24 32 22 31 3.11 3.69 130
Ferenchick 74 28 19 28 3.55 3.42 110
Kunj 31 37 16 27 2.98 3.69 121
Harlan 21 29 25 36 2.92 3.53 102
Nikhil 26 33 18 25 3.50 3.10 120
Jim 22 26 16 19 3.62 3.72 101
Jake 23 26 19 29 3.42 3.82 105
Chris 26 25 21 33 3.37 3.45 115
Tom 26 34 18 24 3.48 3.63 130
Hecht 27 31 17 29 3.80 3.30 108
Results 9 15 16 20 3.07 5.83 126

Ugh, we were wayyyy too excited by the trio of A-Rod Tex, and Sevy in 2015. Please don't hurt us in a similar manner next year, Gary.

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

NYY leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Jacoby Ellsbury Alex Rodriguez Luis Severino Didi Gregorius
Jason Didi Gregorius Brian McCann Nathan Eovaldi Didi Gregorius
Andrew Jacoby Ellsbury Mark Teixeira Nathan Eovaldi Mark Teixeira
Caitlin Starlin Castro Alex Rodriguez Michael Pineda Brian McCann
Greg Starlin Castro Alex Rodriguez Luis Severino Didi Gregorius
Provenzano Jacoby Ellsbury Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann
Ferenchick Jacoby Ellsbury Alex Rodriguez Luis Severino Brian McCann
Kunj Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Brian McCann
Harlan Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Masahiro Tanaka Jacoby Ellsbury
Nikhil Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Michael Pineda Didi Gregorius
Jim Didi Gregorius Brian McCann Michael Pineda Michael Pineda
Jake Starlin Castro Brian McCann Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka
Chris Didi Gregorius Brian McCann Masahiro Tanaka Didi Gregorius
Tom Starlin Castro Mark Teixeira Nathan Eovaldi Didi Gregorius
Hecht Jacoby Ellsbury Mark Teixeira Nathan Eovaldi Mark Teixeira
Consensus Carlos Beltran Carlos Beltran Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka

Yes, Beltran counted as not only the Yankees' leader in homers with 22, but also in batting average (per Baseball Reference). What a weird, weird season. Don't forget that Gary Sanchez finished only two homers shy despite 158 fewer plate appearances than Beltran and 381 fewer than Castro, who was second with 21. Obviously.

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

MLB leaders AVG HR ERA WAR
Tanya Miguel Cabrera Bryce Harper Zack Greinke Bryce Harper
Jason Mike Trout Bryce Harper Jake Arrieta Bryce Harper
Andrew Carlos Correa Paul Goldschmidt Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Caitlin Bryce Harper Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Greg Bryce Harper Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Provenzano Jose Altuve Bryce Harper Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Ferenchick Miguel Cabrera Alex Rodriguez Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Kunj Miguel Cabrera Giancarlo Stanton Zack Greinke Bryce Harper
Harlan Paul Goldschmidt Giancarlo Stanton Jose Fernandez Manny Machado
Nikhil Miguel Cabrera Nolan Arenado Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Jim Miguel Cabrera Giancarlo Stanton Jake Arrieta Mike Trout
Jake Bryce Harper Giancarlo Stanton Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Chris Jose Altuve Bryce Harper Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Tom Miguel Cabrera Bryce Harper Clayton Kershaw Mike Trout
Hecht Jose Altuve Bryce Harper Zack Greinke Mike Trout
Results DJ LeMahieu Mark Trumbo Kyle Hendricks Mike Trout

For the record, Kershaw missed qualifying for the ERA title by just 13 innings. He had a 1.69 mark compared to the 2.13 of Hendricks. Alas. Also, good on LeMahieu and Trumbo for pacing the league in average and dingers, respectively.

6) Most teams wins & losses, first manager fired

MLB Misc. Most team wins Most team losses 1st manager fired
Tanya Cubs (104) Reds (99) Robin Ventura
Jason Cubs (98) Reds (100) Bryan Price
Andrew Nationals (96) Braves (102) Bryan Price
Caitlin Cubs (100) Phillies (98) Brad Ausmus
Greg Yankees (106) Rockies (108) Brad Ausmus
Provenzano Mets (97) Braves (101) Bryan Price
Ferenchick Yankees (107) Phillies (100) Bryan Price
Kunj Pirates (99) Braves (101) Brad Ausmus
Harlan Cubs (96) Reds (104) Bryan Price
Nikhil Cubs (101) Brewers (95) Brad Ausmus
Jim Giants (98) Braves (99) Pete Mackanin
Jake Cubs (97) Phillies (98) Bryan Price
Chris Cubs (100) Brewers (103) Bryan Price
Tom Cubs (97) Phillies (101) Bryan Price
Hecht Cubs (98) Phillies (102) Bryan Price
Results Cubs (103) Twins (103) Fredi Gonzalez

The Twins' complete collapse from an over-.500 season in 2015 was a surprise, but how did none of us guess that the Braves would can Gonzalez first? It made so much sense. Oh well.

7) MLB Awards

AL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Byron Buxton David Price Mike Trout
Jason Byron Buxton Sonny Gray Lorenzo Cain
Andrew Jose Berrios Chris Archer Carlos Correa
Caitlin Joey Gallo Dallas Keuchel Mike Trout
Greg Byron Buxton Dallas Keuchel Mike Trout
Provenzano Byron Buxton Chris Sale Mike Trout
Ferenchick Byron Buxton David Price Mike Trout
Kunj Byron Buxton Chris Sale Dellin Betances
Harlan Blake Snell Sonny Gray Manny Machado
Nikhil Lewis Brinson David Price Mike Trout
Jim Gary Sanchez Corey Kluber Mike Trout
Jake Jose Berrios Chris Sale Mike Trout
Chris Jose Berrios Dallas Keuchel Mike Trout
Tom Byron Buxton Chris Sale Carlos Correa
Hecht Byron Buxton Sonny Gray Mike Trout
Results Michael Fulmer Rick Porcello Mike Trout
NL Awards Rookie of the Year Cy Young Award MVP
Tanya Corey Seager Zack Greinke Bryce Harper
Jason Corey Seager Gerrit Cole Paul Goldschmidt
Andrew Corey Seager Madison Bumgarner Paul Goldschmidt
Caitlin Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Greg Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Provenzano Corey Seager Noah Syndergaard Bryce Harper
Ferenchick Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Kunj Corey Seager Matt Harvey Andrew McCutchen
Harlan Trevor Story Noah Syndergaard Paul Goldschmidt
Nikhil Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Jim Trevor Story Jake Arrieta Paul Goldschmidt
Jake Corey Seager Max Scherzer Buster Posey
Chris Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Anthony Rizzo
Tom Corey Seager Clayton Kershaw Bryce Harper
Hecht Corey Seager Madison Bumgarner Bryce Harper
Results Corey Seager Max Scherzer Kris Bryant

Some of us were definitely overthinking it regarding the AL MVP race. No one taking Bryant was a little surprising in the NL, too.

8. PLAYOFFS?!

Playoffs AL Wild Card game NL Wild Card game ALCS NLCS World Series WS Champ
Tanya TOR vs. TEX PIT vs. ARI NYY vs. HOU NYM vs. CHC Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Jason TOR vs. TEX PIT vs. STL NYY vs. HOU CHC vs. PIT Astros/Pirates Pirates
Andrew KC vs. NYY PIT vs. ARI HOU vs. KC WAS vs. SF Astros/Nationals Nationals
Caitlin NYY vs. TEX WAS vs. SF NYY vs. KC NYM vs. CHC Yankees/Cubs Cubs
Greg TOR vs. MIN PIT vs. ARI NYY vs. HOU NYM vs. CHC Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Provenzano TOR vs. NYY PIT vs. SF NYY vs. BOS NYM vs. PIT Yankees/Pirates Pirates
Ferenchick TOR vs. BOS PIT vs. SF NYY vs. HOU WAS vs. SF Yankees/Giants Yankees
Kunj TOR vs. LAA CHC vs. STL NYY vs. KC PIT vs. CHC Yankees/Pirates Pirates
Harlan NYY vs. KC PIT vs. ARI TOR vs. CLE PIT vs. SF Indians/Giants Giants
Nikhil NYY vs. TEX PIT vs. WAS NYY vs. TOR CHC vs. NYM Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Jim NYY vs. MIN LAD vs. STL NYY vs. HOU CHC vs. STL Yankees/Cubs Yankees
Jake TOR vs. SEA WAS vs. SF CLE vs. BOS LAD vs. CHC Indians/Dodgers Dodgers
Chris BOS vs. CLE NYM vs. SF KC vs. TEX CHC vs. SF Royals/Cubs Cubs
Tom CLE vs. BOS STL vs. WAS HOU vs. KC CHC vs. NYM Astros/Cubs Cubs
Hecht NYY vs. CLE NYM vs. PIT KC vs. TEX PIT vs. SF Rangers/Giants Giants
Results TOR vs. BAL SF vs. NYM CLE vs. TOR CHC vs. LAD Indians/Cubs Cubs

Not bad results here considering the fact that predicting anything about the playoffs in March is difficult.

Staff results

Points
Jake 32
Chris 32
Caitlin 23
Provenzano 23
Jim 23
Kunj 21
Harlan 21
Tom 21
Tanya 19
Jason 19
Ferenchick 19
Hecht 16
Andrew 15
Greg 15
Nikhil 15