KEYS to 2002 Baseball Predictions

The following is a list of the keys to our performance in the 2002 game. The approximate value is the amount of points that each key effects our scores. For example, if you failed to pick the Yankees and RedSox first and second in the AL East (/b) then your score is 30 points higher than those that did pick New York and Boston 1st and 2nd. Picking Atlanta 1st in the NL East, valued at 38 points, is the most important key. More than half (94) of the players had Atlanta correct. Texas last in the AL West, valued at 42 points, Minnesota 1st in the AL Central valued at 27 points and Colorado and San Diego 4th or 5th in the NL West valued at 38 points are the most important keys. Fourty-one players had both Atlanta and Texas correct, including nineteen of the top twenty-one players.

This year's keys were complicated by the results in the AL East, where each team was separated by at least ten games, and the NL Central, where each team was sepated by at least five games. That made for a lot of different combinations. The Final Standings include a code for each key pick detailed at the player level.

As of: Final Standings Approx. No. of
Div.

Cd
Description: Value Players Remarks:
ALE

 E
picked the ALEast correctly

-22

74
in place of three uncoded keys

/b
did not pick NY & Bos 1st & 2nd 30 31
 

--
did not pick NY 1st

21

12

--
did not pick Balt & TB- 4th or 5th 22 36
 

--
did not pick Tampa Bay last

23

46
 
 

/t
missed 2 of 3 uncoded keys

22

12
 
           
ALC

M
picked Minnesota 1st -27 31
 

 D
picked Detroit last

-13

72
 

 C
picked Minn & ChiWS 1st or 2nd

-14

55

/m
neither Minn or ChiWS 1st or 2nd 14 3

/k
did not pick KC & Detr 4th & 5th 24 22
 

 /d
neither KC or Detr 4th or 5th

34

4
 
           
ALW

W
picked the ALWest correctly

-62

1
Easy Freeman

A
picked Oak & Anah 1st & 2nd  -20 1 Steve Turner

T
picked Texas last -42 66 Top 13; 31 of top 40
 

/w
neither Oak or Anah 1st or 2nd

12

21
 
           
NLE

/a
did not pick Atlanta 1st

38

77
Most important pick; top 9; 34 of top 40
 NLC

B
picked the Brewers last

 -22

29
 

S
picked StL & Hous 1st AND 2nd

-12

76
 

R
picked top three teams, any order

 -11

9

/s
did not pick St Louis 1st -26 54

/c
neither ChiC or Milw 5th or 6th

11

39
 

/h
did not pick StL or Hous 1st & 2nd

23

3
 
           
NLW

P
picked San Diego last -14 56

/p
did not pick Colo or SD 4th or 5th 38 52
 

/r
neither Colo or SD 4th or 5th

76

3
 

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