In March, OOTP forecast a Fall Classic between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals, which was aired on MLB Network as part of their season preview. While the first team wasn’t a surprise, the second one raised more than a few eyebrows among baseball fans.
And yet, here we are, with a 2019 World Series underway between the Astros and the Nationals. OOTP’s playoff forecast, which MLB Network unveiled on Oct. 5, also showed both teams making it to the final round, and so now we’ve simulated the World Series 1,000 times to see which club could have the edge.
Sorry, Nationals fans (and former Montreal Expos fans who followed the team to its new home), but the Out of the Park Baseball 20 simulation engine says Houston will have the edge in this one, which would give them two championships over the past three years. Let’s see how the simulations broke down.[Read more…] about OOTP 20 picks the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series