2014 MORPS Team Projections

MORPS 2014 projections will be ready later this week.  While everyone is waiting, I thought some might enjoy reading the MORPS Team Projections for 2014.  In 2013, MORPS picked 4 of the 6 division winners based upon projected wins and losses.  This included Boston, Saint Louis and Detroit.  Of the four teams that went to a championship series, only the Dodgers were not in the MORPS playoff projections.  They missed on that projection by one whole game.

This year’s team projections are as follows:

American League

2014 AL East

Wins

Losses

New York

89

73

Toronto

89

73

Tampa Bay

87

75

Boston

78

84

Baltimore

70

92

2014 AL Central

Wins

Losses

Detroit

93

69

Kansas City

83

79

Chicago

80

82

Cleveland

78

84

Minnesota

66

96

2014 AL West

Wins

Losses

Texas

82

80

Seattle

82

80

Houston

81

81

Los Angeles

79

83

Oakland

79

83

 

National League

2014 NL East

Wins

Losses

Washington

85

77

Atlanta

83

79

Philadelphia

81

81

New York

79

83

Miami

75

87

2014 NL Central

Wins

Losses

Saint Louis

91

71

Milwaukee

88

74

Cincinnati

80

82

Pittsburgh

74

88

Chicago

64

98

2014 NL West

Wins

Losses

Colorado

98

64

Los Angeles

86

76

San Diego

81

81

San Francisco

77

85

Arizona

74

88

3/27/2014 update – Roster changes and injuries have helped some teams and hurt others over the course of Spring Training.  The team projections have been updated to reflect current team rosters and player projections.  Atlanta’s pitching injuries have dropped them in the standings and elevated the Washington Nationals to NL East Division winners for 2014.  Toronto and Tampa Bay have distanced themselves from the rest of the AL pack for wild card spots.  The rest of the projected division winners and wild card projections remain the same – New York, Detroit and Texas as division winners in the AL, Saint Louis and Colorado as the other NL division winners, and Milwaukee and Los Angeles with the wild card spots in the NL.

2/25/2014 Original Post – Each year the  numbers surprise me because they rarely agree with the talking heads on popular sports talk shows around the country.  This year is no different.  Division winners this year include New York, Detroit and Texas in the AL while Atlanta, Saint Louis and Colorado will represent the NL.  The wild card in the AL is going to come down to the wire.  MORPS is projecting the first wild card to be Tampa Bay while the second wild card is a three-way tie between Seattle, Kansas City, and Toronto.  Can you say multiple play in games – wouldn’t that be exciting.  The wild card race in the NL is a little more straight forward with Milwaukee and the Dodgers distancing themselves from the rest of the pack.  

Those that want more information on the projection methodology can click here.

As always, feel free to post your comments.

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