No team wants to finish dead last and be considered the worst team in baseball. But these days, it's not as bad as it used to be. Thanks to revenue-sharing, the teams at the bottom of the standings never truly bottom out.
And of course, whoever finishes as the worst of the worst gets the No. 1 pick in the draft. The difference between picking first and picking second might not seem like much -- especially given the potential of doing something foolish, such as drafting Matt Bush instead of Justin Verlander -- but historically, there has been a significant difference in the value each pick provides.
This year, there are three leading candidates to finish with the worst record in the big leagues: the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies. Outside of those "front-runners," there are a few other teams that could reach the bottom.
In the table below, you can see the expected final record for each of the bottom "contenders," courtesy of FanGraphs.