Best Chances to Win the World Series?

With the playoffs starting tomorrow, we take a look at the probabilities of each team winning the world series. But first, let’s take a look at the postseason: The playoffs begin tomorrow with the Baltimore Orioles (89-73) traveling to the Toronto Blue Jays (89-73) with a one game playoff in the Wild Card “series.” The…

MLB Playoff Predictions

Now that we took a look at the probability of making the World Series for each MLB playoff team, let’s take a look at the optimal path for navigating the playoffs. For this post, we will still assume the continuity correction model from the previous posts for making the playoffs and making the world series. One…

Who’s Making the World Series: Simple Binomial Study

As the MLB playoffs began last night with the Houston Astros completing a three hit shutout over the New York Yankees, we decided to work out a generic method for determining the probability for each team in the MLB playoffs to make the world series. The playoffs finalized with the following schedule: A.L. Wild Card…