A quick scan of FanGraphs’ 2019 projected standings doesn’t yield a lot of surprises. The Red Sox, Yankees and Astros are all expected to be at the top of the league, and the Tigers, Marlinsand Orioles are all expected to be at the bottom.
The middle, of course, is where the interesting projections lie. Every team in the NL Central is projected between 79 and 87 wins. In the NL East, a similar situation (with the exception of the Marlins). The AL, meanwhile, seems more cut-and-dried.
As of this writing, the Twins are projected to go 83-79. This would represent a modest increase over their 78-84 record from 2018. And, while 83-79 sounds unimpressive to say the least, that record would project them to finish just two games outside of the second Wild Card spot. (It is worth mentioning that the second AL Wild Card team is likely to be a team that significantly outperforms their projections.)
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