FanGraphs projects Andrew McCutchen to finish the season at 7.0 wins above replacement. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a nearly 98 percent chance to reach the MLB postseason, averaging projections from Baseball Prospectus and Clay Davenport, and are expected to finish the season 93-69.
The combined playoff odds are the best in Major League Baseball and the highest Pittsburgh has seen in the last three seasons, including a 49 percent chance of winning the National League Central division. This should be no surprise, as the Bucs lead the Central by 1.5 games over the St. Louis Cardinals and own the best record in Major League Baseball.
Let's delve into the numbers:
Baseball Prospectus: 93.7 Wins, 68.3 Losses (98.9% chance of reaching playoffs)
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.