We’re of course beyond the non-waiver trade deadline, and although deals during the August waiver period can and do happen, most of the focus is on the playoff races.
Obviously, a glance at the standings page will give you an idea of where things stand when it comes to those coveted 10 postseason berths, but to peer a bit more deeply into these vital matters, we’ll turn to our compadres over at SportsLine (@SportsLine on Twitter). Over there, they cook up projections and playoff percentages for each team and tell you what each team’s chances of winning the pennant and World Series are. It’s partly based on results to date, of course, but how each team projects the rest of the way at the roster level also plays a big role.
So below you’ll see each team’s forecasted regular record for 2017, forecasted record for the remainder of the season, chances that they make the playoffs via division title or wild card berth, and then the current chances that they win the pennant and World Series. Pretty much covers it, no? By the way, these numbers are just plucked from thin air; they come to us via the SportsLine projection system.