MLB Win Totals 2021: No Change at the Top, as Dodgers, Yankees & Padres Lead at DraftKings

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Major League Baseball teams have wrapped up Spring Training, and Opening Day is here.

All of this means it’s time for win totals.

There has been a little movement in projections since DraftKings released win totals for the 2021 season on February, but it’s no surprise who still has the highest numbers:

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2021 MLB Win Totals

 

Team Win Total
Los Angeles Dodgers 102.5
New York Yankees 95.5
San Diego Padres 94.5
Atlanta Braves 91.5
Chicago White Sox 90.5
New York Mets 90.5
Minnesota Twins 88.5
Houston Astros 87.5
Oakland Athletics 86.5
St. Louis Cardinals 86.5
Toronto Blue Jays 86.5
Tampa Bay Rays 85.5
Washington Nationals 84.5
Los Angeles Angels 83.5
Milwaukee Brewers 82.5
Cincinnati Reds 81.5
Cleveland Indians 81.5
Boston Red Sox 80.5
Philadelphia Phillies 80.5
Chicago Cubs 78.5
San Francisco Giants 75.5
Arizona Diamondbacks 74.5
Kansas City Royals 74.5
Seattle Mariners 72.5
Miami Marlins 71.5
Detroit Tigers 68.5
Texas Rangers 67.5
Baltimore Orioles 64.5
Colorado Rockies 63.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 59.5

Win totals via DraftKings and as of March 31

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Mar. 25 update: With just one week to go until MLB Opening Day, the Dodgers still sit atop the projections at 102.5, a gain of one win since the total were initially released in February.

The rest of the top of the National League remained status quo with the Braves and Cardinals maintaining their spots as leaders in their respective divisions.

The Pirates also didn’t move anywhere, stuck with the lowest projection at 59.5, although the Rockies creeped one game closer from the initial projection, falling to 63.5.

In the American League, the Yankees are still top dog with a projection of 95.5, the same it was in February. The White Sox still have the best number in the AL Central at 90.5, but this was the biggest drop from February (from 93.5) likely due to response of the Eloy Jimenez injury news.

The only division that saw a change across the top was the AL West, with the Astros leapfrogging the Athletics for pole position with 87.5 wins.

Feb. 18: As expected, the defending World Series-champion Dodgers top all projections at 101.5. During the pandemic-shortened 2020 season in which they ultimately won the World Series, the Dodgers won 43 games, which was a 116-win pace over the course of a full season. They won at least 100 games in two of the previous three seasons.

Behind the Dodgers in the National League are the Padres, who had a busy offseason in their attempt to dethrone LA in the West and check in at 94.5 wins.

The equally busy Mets are at 90.5, and they’re running neck-and-neck in the NL East with the Braves, who are at 91.5.

In the American League, the reigning pennant winners in Tampa Bay check in at a total of just 85.5 after an offseason in which it traded ace Blake Snell. That’s actually only the third-highest total in their own division, as the Yankees (AL-leading 95.5) and ascending Blue Jays (86.5) are higher.

In the AL Central, the numbers on the White Sox (93.5) and Twins (88.5) portend a battle for supremacy in that division.

Out West, the Athletics (87.5), Astros (86.5) and Angels (83.5) are lumped pretty tightly together, as well.

The smallest total belongs to the Pirates (59.5). Right in front of them are the Orioles and Rockies, both at 64.5.

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