SPRING TRAINING 2018 IS UNDERWAY IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA. THE NL DIVISION WINNER PREDICTIONS ARE COMING OUT TOO. Among the most eagerly awaited are the predictions from Baseball Prospectus (BP). Check out their in-depth analysis of every team and player in baseball. Here’s who BP predicts will win the National League divisions in 2018.
NL PREDICTIONS FOR 2018
EAST – Washington Nationals
CENTRAL – Chicago Cubs
WEST – Los Angeles Dodgers
How accurate was BP last year? As it turned, pretty accurate. Below are the teams Baseball Prospectus picked to win the National League Divisions in 2017 and who actually won (See Feb 13, 2018 story for AL 2017 predictions):
NL PREDICTIONS FOR 2017
EAST – Washington Nationals (CORRECT)
CENTRAL – Chicago Cubs (CORRECT)
WEST – Los Angeles Dodgers (CORRECT)
It’a quite remarkable that Baseball Prospectus batted 1000 in correctly predicting all six MLB division winners in 2017.