Forcing baseball writers to make predictions isn’t particularly nice. People tend to remember the bad picks more than the good ones, and a lot of flukiness can reveal itself in a short stretch of games. Still, I’m a scamp, so I asked my colleagues for their postseason winners. Thirty-two writers from across our family of blogs answered the call. Many of them proved to be Astros and Dodgers believers but some went in less well-worn directions. Below are the results by league and round, as well as each writer’s complete forecast. Happy playoffs!
Wild Card and Divisional Series
Full Writer Predictions
Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs, the host of FanGraphs Audio, and the co-co-host of Effectively Wild. Her work has previously appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.
I did MLB.com’s bracket and came out with the exact same as Nick Dika. It’s a shame I’m ineligible as a non-US resident. Nick, if you’re happy to sign up and take part, I’ll gladly accept half the winnings.
Non-US residents are ineligible?! I think I’ve got the same bracket as Nick Pollack, and that’s clearly the winner. I offer 50% of the $250k prize to anyone who will let me use their New York state address (since I registered as a New Yorker) when I win.
I believe you have to be a resident in the US or Canada-except-Quebec. Same for Beat the Streak.