Season 1 NL East 1/4 Way Prediction Grade Report:Montreal Expos:
Prediction: Lots of high scoring games with more wins than losses. 96-66, 2nd place.
Current: 14-26 (15-25 Pythag), 60-102 Pace: Grade F not even close.
Best Player: Marv Staehle or Rusty Staub, both about .900 OPS with 8 and 10 HR's respectively.
New York Mets:
Prediction: Big pain in the big apple, 52-110, 4th Place.
Current: 20-20 (17-23 Pythag), 81-81 Pace. Grade: D-, the Pythag is more indicative of their talent and the lack thereof will catch up soon.
Best Player(s): Full-time, Gus Bell, .995 OPS, Part-time, Frank Thomas 1.150 OPS in 52 AB's but 8 HR.
Prediction: In a top heavy division the Phils are in the bottom half, but no way are they on the bottom, 72-90, 3rd place.
Current: 21-19 (23-17 Pythag). 89-73 Pace. Better than they should be. Grade, D+
Best Player(s): Dick Allen, .359, .413, 1.163, 14 HR, 38 RBI (We're only a quarter done, yikes!)
Prediction: Pitching beats hitting in the end. The bucs hit enough to outlast Montreal. 102-60, 1st Place.
Current: 25-15 (Pythag 26-14), 101-61 Pace. Grade A+, finally got one!
Best Player(s): There's so many. Don Robinson, 0.73 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, Jason Thompson: .351, 1.008, 7 HR.