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PECOTA 60-game projected standings are here!

PECOTA knows more than a bit about prediction, but does our staff?  You can judge for yourself with our Staff Playoff Predictions! A lot of the favored teams are unsurprising, but take heart, Cardinals, Nationals, and Twins fans, at least someone on our staff believes in you! See the breakdown of each series vote and all 71 ballots below.

Predictions breakdown

NL Wild Card

47 Nationals = 66%
24 Brewers = 34%

AL Wild Card

37 Athletics = 52%
34 Rays = 48%

NLDS: Braves/Cardinals

50 Braves = 71%
21 Cardinals = 29%

NLDS: Dodgers/Wild Card

57 Dodgers = 80%
13 Nationals = 18%

1 Brewers = 1%

ALDS: Twins/Yankees

45 Yankees = 63%
26 Twins = 37%

ALDS: Astros/Wild Card

62 Astros = 87%
7 Athletics = 10%
2 Rays = 3%

NLCS

41 Dodgers = 58%
15 Braves = 21%
12 Nationals = 17%
3 Cardinals = 4%

ALCS

46 Astros = 65%
16 Yankees = 23%
4 Athletics = 6%
3 Twins = 4%

2 Rays = 3%

World Series

28 Astros = 39%
20 Dodgers = 28%
9 Yankees = 13%
6 Nationals =  8%
4 Athletics = 6%
2 Braves = 3%
1 Cardinals = 1%
1 Twins = 1%

Individual ballots

Wild Card and Division Series

Name NL Wild Card AL Wild Card NLDS: Braves/Cardinals NLDS: Dodgers/Wild Card ALDS: Yankees/Twins ALDS: Astros/Twins
Collin Whitchurch Nationals Rays Braves Nationals Yankees Astros
Alexis Collins Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Twins Astros
Smith Brickner Nationals Athletics Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
Justin Klugh Brewers Athletics Cardinals Dodgers Twins Athletics
Rob Mains Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
E.J. Fagan Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Mark Anderson Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Brandon Williams Nationals Rays Cardinals Nationals Yankees Astros
Anthony Rescan Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Mark Barry Nationals Athletics Cardinals Nationals Yankees Astros
Matt Trueblood Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Nick Schaefer Nationals Athletics Cardinals Nationals Yankees Astros
Kendall Guillemette Brewers Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Rays
Scott Martin Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Mark Primiano Brewers Athletics Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
José M. Hernández Lagunes Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Scooter Hotz Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Athletics
Keith Rader Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Ben Carsley Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Rich MacLeod Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Paul Noonan Nationals Athletics Cardinals Dodgers Twins Astros
Martin Alonso Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Athletics
Greg Matthews Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Randy Holt Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Athletics
David Lesky Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Wilson Karaman Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Demetrius Bell Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Scott Orgera Nationals Rays Braves Nationals Yankees Astros
Beth Woerner Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Bill Thompson Nationals Rays Braves Nationals Twins Astros
Derek Albin Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Jeffrey Paternostro Brewers Rays Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Matt Sussman Nationals Rays Braves Nationals Yankees Astros
Nick Stellini Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Ken Schultz Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Robyn Davidson Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Steven Goldman Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Kate Preusser Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Jenn Smith Brewers Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Jason Takefman Brewers Rays Braves Nationals Twins Astros
Forest Stulting Nationals Athletics Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
Keanan Lamb Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Jeff Wiser Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Sean O’Rourke Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Athletics
Darius Austin Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
Nathan Graham Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Samuel Hale Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Ben Spanier Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Matt Winkelman Nationals Athletics Cardinals Dodgers Twins Astros
Craig Brown Nationals Rays Braves Nationals Yankees Astros
Bret Sayre Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
Colby Wilson Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Holly M. Wendt Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Zach Crizer Nationals Athletics Cardinals Nationals Yankees Astros
Andrew Salzman Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Austin Yamada Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
Craig Goldstein Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
Scott Delp Brewers Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Rays
Kevin Jebens Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Krystal Languell Brewers Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Tim McCullough Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Zack Moser Nationals Rays Cardinals Nationals Twins Astros
Robert Au Nationals Athletics Braves Dodgers Twins Athletics
Kazuto Yamazaki Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Joe Reed Brewers Athletics Braves Dodgers Yankees Astros
Gerald Schifman Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros
Jon Hegglund Nationals Athletics Braves Nationals Twins Astros
Spring Marie Cullen Brewers Athletics Braves Brewers Yankees Athletics
Jeff Euston Nationals Athletics Cardinals Nationals Yankees Astros
Ginny Searle Nationals Rays Braves Dodgers Twins Astros
Marc Webster Nationals Rays Cardinals Dodgers Yankees Astros

Championship and World Series

Name ALCS NLCS World Series
Collin Whitchurch Astros Nationals Nationals
Alexis Collins Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Smith Brickner Yankees Cardinals Yankees
Justin Klugh Athletics Cardinals Athletics
Rob Mains Astros Dodgers Astros
E.J. Fagan Astros Dodgers Astros
Mark Anderson Astros Braves Astros
Brandon Williams Yankees Nationals Nationals
Anthony Rescan Yankees Dodgers Dodgers
Mark Barry Astros Nationals Nationals
Matt Trueblood Astros Dodgers Astros
Nick Schaefer Athletics Nationals Athletics
Kendall Guillemette Yankees Braves Braves
Scott Martin Astros Dodgers Astros
Mark Primiano Yankees Dodgers Dodgers
José M. Hernández Lagunes Twins Braves Twins
Scooter Hotz Athletics Dodgers Athletics
Keith Rader Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Ben Carsley Astros Dodgers Astros
Rich MacLeod Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Paul Noonan Astros Dodgers Astros
Martin Alonso Twins Dodgers Dodgers
Greg Matthews Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Randy Holt Yankees Braves Yankees
David Lesky Astros Dodgers Astros
Wilson Karaman Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Demetrius Bell Yankees Braves Yankees
Scott Orgera Astros Braves Astros
Beth Woerner Astros Braves Braves
Bill Thompson Twins Nationals Nationals
Derek Albin Yankees Dodgers Yankees
Jeffrey Paternostro Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Matt Sussman Yankees Nationals Nationals
Nick Stellini Yankees Braves Yankees
Ken Schultz Astros Braves Astros
Robyn Davidson Yankees Dodgers Yankees
Steven Goldman Astros Dodgers Astros
Kate Preusser Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Jenn Smith Yankees Dodgers Dodgers
Jason Takefman Astros Nationals Nationals
Forest Stulting Astros Dodgers Astros
Keanan Lamb Astros Nationals Astros
Jeff Wiser Yankees Dodgers Yankees
Sean O’Rourke Yankees Dodgers Dodgers
Darius Austin Rays Dodgers Dodgers
Nathan Graham Astros Braves Astros
Samuel Hale Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Ben Spanier Yankees Dodgers Yankees
Matt Winkelman Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Craig Brown Astros Braves Astros
Bret Sayre Astros Dodgers Astros
Colby Wilson Astros Braves Astros
Holly M. Wendt Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Zach Crizer Astros Nationals Astros
Andrew Salzman Astros Dodgers Astros
Austin Yamada Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Craig Goldstein Astros Dodgers Astros
Scott Delp Rays Cardinals Cardinals
Kevin Jebens Astros Braves Astros
Krystal Languell Astros Braves Astros
Tim McCullough Astros Dodgers Astros
Zack Moser Astros Nationals Astros
Robert Au Athletics Dodgers Athletics
Kazuto Yamazaki Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Joe Reed Astros Dodgers Astros
Gerald Schifman Astros Dodgers Astros
Jon Hegglund Astros Nationals Astros
Spring Marie Cullen Yankees Braves Yankees
Jeff Euston Astros Nationals Astros
Ginny Searle Astros Dodgers Dodgers
Marc Webster Astros Dodgers Dodgers

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