Baseball season is over, and at long last, all of the awards have been announced. That means it is time to tally the results of our 2017 predictions. Last year, Jake won it all. Will he make it two years in a row?
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.
2017 AL Standings
Good on the Rays for surprising everyone but Jake with their third place finish.
I’m still not sure what happened to the Tigers.
All in all, we didn’t fare so well with our AL predictions.
2017 NL Standings
We should have expected the Mets to Mets things up.
At least we weren’t the only ones surprised by the Giants’ awful season.
Sanchez & Bird HR, Gardner SB, Pineda HR allowed, Tanaka ERA, Frazier G, and Betances K
For some reason, we did not make any home run predictions for Aaron Judge, but we definitely will next year. Also, fingers crossed that we get a healthy Greg Bird in 2018.
Yankee leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR
Aaron Judge, we are so sorry. Props to Kunj and Ryan for being the only people to get any of these correct. Chad Green finished the season with 69 innings, which I’m considering enough to make him the team’s ERA leader with 1.83.
MLB leaders: AVG, HR, ERA, and WAR
We all got the initials of the ERA leader correct. That should count for something.
Most team wins & losses, first manager fired
To my knowledge, there wasn’t an MLB team that fired their manager in the middle of the season, so I’m going to give Ryan credit for guessing that no one would be fired.
The entire staff overlooked Judge in general, but Greg and Kunj ended up being correct with their Rookie of the Year predictions.
Jason deserves a high five for predicting that Scherzer would win two Cy Young awards in a row.
Swing and a miss on the Wild Card games.
That’s two years in a row for Jake! The rest of us will have to step it up next year.