One of the best parts about Major League Baseball is that it’s unpredictable, and even though a team has a stacked roster or has played well, it doesn’t mean much.
For the purpose of this article, we’re going to call these teams overrated.
A team can be overrated in a pair of ways: that entering the season, it was favored to go deep into the postseason and potentially win the World Series, or that a team got off to a very hot start, but has fallen off since or isn’t expected to stay hot throughout the remainder of the year.
There are five teams that really seem to fit those criteria in 2013.
Let’s analyze their current situations for those who were supposed to be good and what’s to come for those who have already played well.
*All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus.