It’s almost over.

Amazingly, three quarters of MLB‘s regular season are in the books, with roughly 40 games remaining on the schedule for every team.

Contenders will be looking to stay healthy and catch fire at the right time, while those not in the playoff hunt will revel in the chance to play the role of spoiler.

With only one team, the Atlanta Braves, holding a double-digit lead over the rest of their division, the race to clinch one of the six available postseason spots in each league is going to be filled with an equal amount of awe-inspiring and heart-breaking moments, making the next eight weeks must-see baseball.

While our ultimate goal is to predict what the final standings are going to look like, it’s helpful to look back at how teams were perceived in the not-so-distant past. With that in mind, you’ll see three sets of predictions for each team, all analyzed and broken down by some of my talented colleagues here at B/R.

We’ve got Adam Wells‘ preseason predictions and Ben Klein’s midseason forecast, along with my updated picks at the three-quarter point of the season.

While their picks didn’t influence mine, they give us a good idea of how perceptions have changed over the course of the season.

Let’s see how it’s all going to shake out, shall we?


*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of and are current through games of August 12.

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