There is still one month left in the MLB season, but there are already six playoff spots that appear to be locked up.
If we use 95% chance to make the playoffs as the cut off, according to Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, six teams are already locked into the playoffs, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Astros, Indians, Red Sox, and Diamondbacks.
Outside the top six, there are 13 teams with at least a 1% chance of grabbing one of the other four playoff spots. Of course, that’s if we include the Cubs, who at 92%, are a near-lock. Once the Cubs move up, that would leave 12 teams fighting for three spots.
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