MLB standings: Magic numbers, playoff image as of Sept. 15 | MLB

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Because the MLB season winds down, the pennant races are heating up and groups are making their closing makes an attempt to sneak into the playoffs.

Pundits and analysts alike are starting to throw across the time period “magic quantity,” which is the mixed quantity of wins by the main workforce and the losses by the trailing workforce that determines when the trailing workforce is eradicated from playoff rivalry. 

This is a take a look at the magic numbers for every MLB divisional race getting into play Saturday, Sept. 15:

MORE: MLB playoffs schedule, bracket on street to 2018 World Collection

MLB standings: Magic numbers, playoff image

AL East

First-place workforce: Purple Sox (clinched playoff berth)

Magic quantity to eradicate:  
2. Yankees (6)
3. Rays (Eradicated)
4. Blue Jays (Eradicated)
5. Orioles (Eradicated)

AL Central

First-place workforce: Indians 

Magic quantity to eradicate: 
2. Twins (1)
3. Tigers (Eradicated)
4. White Sox (Eradicated)
5. Royals (Eradicated)

AL West

First-place workforce: Astros

Magic quantity to eradicate: 
2. Athletics (13)
3. Mariners (5)
4. Angels (Eradicated)
5. Rangers (Eradicated)

AL wild playing cards

1. Yankees
2. Athletics

NL East

First-place workforce: Braves

Magic quantity to eradicate: 
2. Phillies (9)
3. Nationals (6)
4. Mets (2)
5. Marlins (Eradicated)

NL Central

First-place workforce: Cubs

Magic quantity to eradicate: 
2. Brewers (14)
3. Cardinals (10)
4. Pirates (3)
5. Reds (Eradicated)

NL West

First-place workforce: Rockies

Magic quantity to eradicate: 
2. Dodgers (15)
3. Diamondbacks (12)
4. Giants (3)
5. Padres (Eradicated)

NL wild playing cards

1. Brewers
2. Cardinals

NL playoff odds

Nationwide League projections are courtesy of AccuScore.com. All information and odds are by means of Sept. 11.

NL Central

Group Report Projected file Division odds (%) Playoff odds (%)
Cubs 82-60 94-68 70.79 99.71
Brewers 83-63 92-70 27.66 99.17
Cardinals 81-64 88-74 1.47 66
Pirates 71-73 80-82 0 0.04
Reds 63-83 70-92 0 0

NL East

Group Report Projected file Division odds (%) Playoff odds (%)
Braves 81-62 91-71 97.72 98.08
Phillies 74-69 83-75 2.03 3.75
Nationals 71-72 82-80 0.22 0.61
Mets 65-77 76-86 0.00 0.00
Marlins 57-86 64-98 0 0

NL West

Group Report Projected file Division odds (%) Playoff odds (%)
Dodgers 78-67 89-72 79.62 86.25
Rockies 79-65 87-75 15.87 34.58
Diamondbacks 77-68 85-73 4.38 10.68
Giants 68-78 75-87 0 0
Padres 58-88 65-97 0 0



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