Predicting If Each MLB Playoff Hopeful Will Overachieve or Underachieve in 2016

Expectations. Every team carries them out of spring training, but not every club will end up fulfilling them.

For some, it’s scratching into the postseason; for others, it’s World Series or bust. All we know at this point is that a few squads will overachieve and others, necessarily, will underachieve.

While we wait for the meaningful games to begin, let’s run through each division and sort the expectation-exceeders from the teams that are poised to disappoint. 

It’s only March, obviously, and a lot can change. But in making these predictions, we’ll limit our focus to expected contenders and use FanGraphsprojected win-loss totals (as a jumping-off point, not a final arbiter), any pertinent injury news or spring developments and a dollop of gut feeling. 

As ever, feel free to sound off with your predictions in the comments and proceed when ready.

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