You can’t predict baseball, they say. Yet, when it comes to the postseason, that’s exactly what we attempt to do, using any relevant statistic, trend or storyline to contextualize individual performances and head-to-head matchups.
After all, with 162 regular-season games and three playoff series in the books, it’s not as though there’s a shortage of information.
With the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants set to square off in the World Series starting Tuesday night, it’s time to take an in-depth look at some of the statistics that define the two teams.
Here are 10 crucial stats that could project the 2014 World Series winner.