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Rising Apple's 2013 MLB Playoff Predictions

Prior to this season, the Rising Apple staff predicted which teams would make the Playoffs, and how the Playoffs would shake out.  Of the 9 writers who made predictions, the best results came from Dan Haefeli, who predicted 6 of 10 playoff teams correctly.  In a bit of a coincidence, the other 8 writers all picked 5 of 10 playoff teams correctly.

Of the 9 writers who made predictions, 6 are still in line to have potentially picked the World Series winner.  Dan Haefeli, despite his prowess at guessing 6 of the playoff teams, picked Toronto to win the World Series.  Sam Maxwell and Matt Musico (our former Editor) both picked the Nationals to win the crown.

Now that the 2013 Playoff matchups are set, we’ll take another shot at predicting who will be standing at the top of the mountain when the 2013 Major League season comes to a close.  For Andrew Battifarano and Shannon Finkel, the tremendous new writers we’ve added between March and now,  this will be their first crack at predicting the outcome of the 2013 Playoffs and World Series.

Below are our predictions…

Danny Abriano, Editor American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Indians Pirates defeat Reds
Division Series Red Sox over Rays in 5 Pirates over Cardinals in 4
Division Series Tigers over Athletics in 5 Dodgers over Braves in 4
League Championship Series Tigers over Red Sox in 6 Dodgers over Pirates in 6
World Series Tigers over Dodgers in 5 (Justin Verlander World Series MVP)
Mike Lecolant, Senior Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Indians Reds defeat Pirates
Division Series Red Sox over Rays Reds over Cardinals
Division Series Tigers over Athletics Dodgers over Braves
League Championship Series Tigers over Red Sox in 7 Dodgers over Reds in 6
World Series Tigers over Dodgers in 6 (Miguel Cabrera World Series MVP)
Sam Maxwell, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Indians defeat Rays Pirates defeat Reds
Division Series Indians over Red Sox in 5 Pirates over Cardinals in 5
Division Series Athletics over Tigers in 5 Dodgers over Braves in 4
League Championship Series Athletics over Indians in 7 Dodgers over Pirates in 6
World Series Dodgers over Athletics in 6 (Clayton Kershaw World Series MVP)
Will DeBoer, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Indians Pirates defeat Reds
Division Series Red Sox over Rays in 4 Pirates over Cardinals in 4
Division Series Athletics over Tigers in 5 Dodgers over Braves in 3
League Championship Series Athletics over Red Sox in 7 Dodgers over Pirates in 6
World Series Athletics over Dodgers in 6 (Grant Balfour World Series MVP)
Rich Sparago, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Indians Pirates defeat Reds
Division Series Red Sox over Rays in 4 Pirates over Cardinals in 4
Division Series Tigers over Athletics in 5 Dodgers over Braves in 4
League Championship Series Red Sox over Tigers in 7 Dodgers over Pirates in 6
World Series Dodgers over Red Sox in 7 (Hanley Ramirez World Series MVP)
Dan Haefeli, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Indians Pirates defeat Reds
Division Series Red Sox over Rays in 5 Pirates over Cardinals in 5
Division Series Tigers over Athletics in 5 Dodgers over Braves in 4
League Championship Series Tigers over Red Sox in 5 Dodgers over Pirates in 6
World Series Tigers over Dodgers in 7 (Max Scherzer World Series MVP)
Andrew Battifarano, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Indians defeat Rays Pirates defeat Reds
Division Series Red Sox over Indians in 5 Cardinals over Pirates in 5
Division Series Athletics over Tigers in 4 Dodgers over Braves in 4
League Championship Series Athletics over Red Sox in 6 Cardinals over Dodgers in 5
World Series Athletics over Cardinals in 7 (Josh Reddick World Series MVP)
Shannon Finkel, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Rays defeat Indians Pirates defeat Reds
Division Series Red Sox over Rays Cardinals over Pirates
Division Series Tigers over Athletics Dodgers over Braves
League Championship Series Red Sox over Tigers Dodgers over Cardinals
World Series Red Sox over Dodgers (David Ortiz World Series MVP)
Ellie Silfin, Staff Writer American League National League
Wild Card Indians defeat Rays Reds defeat Pirates
Division Series Red Sox over Indians in 5 Cardinals over Reds in 4
Division Series Tigers over Athletics in 4 Dodgers over Braves in 5
League Championship Series Red Sox over Tigers in 5 Cardinals over Dodgers in 6
World Series Red Sox over Cardinals in 7 (Jon Lester World Series MVP)

 

 

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