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Stat of the Week: Playoff Success Points (PSP)

PSP is a measure designed by Nate Silver to indicate a team’s success in the postseason in divisional play. PSP assigns points to playoff teams as follows:

  • 3 points for making the playoffs
  • 3 points for winning the League Division Series (LDS)
  • 4 points for winning the League Championship Series (LCS)
  • 4 points for winning the World Series
  • 1 point for each postseason win
  • -1 point for each postseason loss

The highest possible PSP is 25, for a team that sweeps through all eleven postseason games, while the lowest is 0, for a team that is swept in the first round.

Aaron Perez View All

22-year-old student attending California State University, Fullerton. Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus in Legal Studies. Former baseball player interested in a career in Sports Management. Go Yankees!

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