Playing A Little Pepper

Here is an update on the Rays’ playoff probabilities (via The big number is the red line, which shows that the Rays have an 83.2% chance of making the playoffs. But almost as important is the light blue line which shows the chances of winning the division are now at 43.9%…


Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs


  1. Flash Jennings, CF
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Wil Myers, DH
  5. Yunel Escobar, SS
  6. Sean Rodriguez, 1B
  7. Jason Bourgeois, RF
  8. Jose Lobaton, C
  9. Sam Fuld, LF
  10. Jeremy Hellickcon, SP


  1. Rob says:

    The way Hellickson is pitching this year, I wouldn't put him in the 4-man rotation if we make the playoffs. I would rather see Price, Moore, Cobb and Archer.

  2. Kyle Harris says:

    According to the rays have a 50.3% chance of winning the division and a 42.6% chance for WC... that equals 92.9% chance of making the playoffs. Can you explain how your numbers vary from MLB?

    • Cork Gaines says:

      I don't know how ESPN calculates their values. CoolStandings uses how well a team is playing, factors in the remaining schedule of all teams and then simulates the rest of the season 1 million times.


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