Runnings - Baseball Standings on the Run in 2016

Last updated 2016-10-04 08:00 EDT.

This page has MLB's 2016 baseball standings as graphs. These are generated each morning (Eastern Time), after the previous day's scores are reported at and related pages. A full description of the data is at my original runnings page that I wrote the year after the Red Sox won the World Series from the Yankees. Okay, it was the St. Louis Cardinals, but beating the Yankees after losing the first three games was much more impressive than winning the World Series in four games.

Wildcard races for 2016

I start displaying wildcard races halfway through the season. I create them every day, but they aren't worthwhile until well after the start. If you can't wait, check out AL Wildcard and the NL Wildcard

The wildcard code picks out the top contenders. Instead of watching the top four or five teams, I try to include contenders and other teams that are close in the standings. The graphs show the division leaders with narrow lines and contenders with thick lines. Note that some of the contenders can be well above the leader in another division.

By the way, Baseball Prospectus has an interesting standings list that shows the probability of the teams reaching the playoffs.

Notes about 2016

I don't expect to have time to do anything worthwhile with the graphs. I have some requests from readers, some things I'd like to do, and ideas for things that will never get done unless I need to learn HTML 5 or Javascript.

This year is the 200th anniversary of The Year without a Summer and I'm going to be writing a page that takes a closer look at New Hampshire weather that summer and also a month series of short articles looking at each month in more detail.

I may be the last person to access the WWW on a desktop computer. For anyone who reads this on a phone, feel free to drop me a note about how well this works. I promise to read it, I don't promise to do anything about it!

      -Ric Werme

NL East 2016

NL Central 2016

NL West 2016

NL Wildcard 2016

AL East 2016

AL Central 2016

AL West 2016

AL Wildcard 2016

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Last updated 2016-10-04 08:00 EDT.