FanGraphs projects Andrew McCutchen to be worth 3.2 wins the rest of the year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

This week's odds report was delayed by one day because my laptop was driving the StruggleBus yesterday. It couldn't boot up. But one reformatted hard drive later, Lappy and I are all good. It's a fresh start. So let's also use this chance as a fresh start for looking at the Pirates' playoff odds.

First, we will take a gander at the standings through June 17:

National League Central

St. Louis: 45-25 (---)
Cincinnati: 43-28 (2.5 games back)
Pittsburgh: 41-29 (4.0 GB)
Chicago: 28-40 (16.0 GB)
Milwaukee: 28-40 (16.0 GB)

National League Wild Card

Cincinnati: 43-28 (+1.5)
Pittsburgh: 41-29 (---)

Colorado: 37-34 (4.5 games back)
San Diego: 36-34 (5.0 GB)
San Franc...

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James dabbles in the baseballey-writey world. He won the SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for contemporary baseball analysis. It was for that defensive shifts piece, you remember that? Not a huge deal, he also lost a bunch of other awards. He has also written for NBCOlympics.com, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Sports Report and the official websites of the Los Angeles Clippers and Pittsburgh Penguins. By night, James is a television news reporter and weekend anchor for WKBN and WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio. Makes sense, seeing as how his degree from the University of Southern California is in Broadcast Journalism. James dispenses more bad jokes at his Twitter account, @JamesSantelli. It's there that he promises to write in the first-person.