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Swarming MLB: AI Picks for July 5th



With the All-Star break coming up fairly fast, teams around Major League Baseball are making their final assessments about how to handle the remainder of the season. Will players come off disabled lists and contribute? Will slumping stars figure things out? Will overachieving players having career years plummet back to earth as the league adjusts? This is the time of year when baseball’s general managers really earn their keep. They’ve got basically two weeks after the Mid-Summer Classic next Tuesday to set themselves up for the pennant run.

For the MLB Swarm AI, these are also very interesting weeks. As certain teams white-flag their seasons and trade off assets for future considerations, the near-term performance of clubs involved in those trades is greatly impacted. In theory, that should help the swarm’s overall accuracy in the second half of the season. With that said, the UNU baseball swarm has been idling at .500 after a strong mid-month push in June. Here’s how the swarm predicts today’s games.

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A month ago, the Kansas City Royals looked like they might be sellers in the American League Central. The Royals stumbled out of the gate, and appeared headed towards a complete rebuild. Then June happened, and the team caught fire behind staff ace Jason Vargas. They’ve won 17 of 23 games to get right into the thick of things in the AL Central, and are pressing an inconsistent Cleveland Club. The UNU Swarm likes the chances of unlikely Cy Young frontrunner Vargas this evening at Safeco in Seattle.

Every week during the MLB season, Unanimous A.I. will be conducting swarms to pick the outcomes of games. If you’d like to either join a swarm or just get the predictions weekly, drop by UNU.