2013 Preseason Playoff Predictions

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

In February, I wrote up Preseason Power Rankings (30-21, 20-11, 10-1) and Win-Loss predictions for all thirty clubs. The next step in any process of this kind is to discuss how these predictions will manifest in October.

Let’s review who made the cut.

American League (listed by seeding):

Detroit Tigers

Tampa Bay Rays

Texas Rangers

Los Angeles Angels

Toronto Blue Jays

National League:

Washington Nationals

Cincinnati Reds

San Francisco Giants

Atlanta Braves

St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers (tied for WC #2)

And now let’s play it out!

NL Tiebreaker:

Cardinals over Dodgers

NL Play-In Game:

Braves over Cardinals

AL Play-In Game:

Blue Jays over Angels

NLDS:

Nationals over Braves (3-1)

Reds over Giants (3-2)

ALDS:

Tigers over Blue Jays (3-2)

Rays over Rangers (3-0)

NLCS:

Nationals over Reds (4-2)

ALCS:

Tigers over Rays (4-2)

World Series:

Tigers over Nationals (4-3)

Think October will go differently? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook. Should October actually go differently, feel free to pretend you never read this.

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