Baseball is difficult to predict early in the season. Even with a month in the books, small sample size makes it hard to come to firm conclusions on teams.
On Numberfire, Daniel Lindsey looks at 6 teams that have defied preseason expectations early this 2015 season. He does a great job diving into the numbers and highlighting important players.
Numberfire does their own rankings, and they look like they only use data from the current season. It’s an interesting comparison with my rankings and predictions that still weight the preseason heavily.
For example, consider Washington, a team many had as their preseason World Series Champion. Numberfire has the Nationals ranked 22nd, while I have them 4th. With more games, we’ll find out their true strength.
To check out the Numberfire article on 6 surprising MLB teams, click here.