It has been two months since the last update in the playoff odds series. The Pittsburgh Pirates had a horrible start to the season in the month of April, and by the end of the month, they no longer projected as playoff contenders. After some strong play in May and June, they find themselves two games above .500, 1.5 games out of the Wild Card spot, and once again getting good odds to make the post-season.

Each week we will break down the playoff odds and projections from the top three projection sites: Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. Now that we have half a season in the books, the results will be a bit stronger, based more on what the team has done and is doing this year, and less on pre-season projections.

Baseball Prospectus: 81.9 wins, 80.1 losses, 9.1% chan...

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