The 2012 Major League Baseball season has now become a part of history.
After the San Francisco Giants claimed their second championship in three seasons, it is time to take one final look at all 30 MLB teams and their performances.
Instead of power ranking teams, we are going to look and see whether they either overachieved, did as they were expected to or underachieved for the season.
Every team starts the season with expectations—even if they are not World Series expectations—so it is important as teams move forward for them to evaluate whether they are making progress, treading water or slipping behind.
We took a few things into consideration in coming up with how your favorite team actually did this year.
Regular-season statistics were a part, as the numbers do not lie.
We also looked at what was expected coming into 2012 and where they ended up.
We also took a careful look at how they performed in the postseason.
There were a fair share of surprises, both good and bad, for teams, and I’m sure that there will be some surprises for you as well.
Each team will get a grade of "significantly underachieved," "underachieved," "did as expected," "overachieved" or "significantly overachieved."
So, in alphabetical order, here is how each of the 30 teams performed based on their expectations in 2012.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference.