I don’t want to spoil too much of the surprise, because everyone should click on the link and check out the data themselves, but Fan Graphs has crunched the numbers to come up with their projected 2014 standings for each division:
Fan Graphs Projected Standings
As a Twins fan I’m sad to report that they’re pretty sure it’ll be another miserable season in Minnesota, and it’s tough for me to disagree. Also: People in California should be pretty happy, generally, and people in Chicago should be pretty sad, generally.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.
Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.
Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.