Will the Yankees be carrying a “great” team into the postseason? Or, an “average” team that was truly great in early action before falling back to earth with a thud?

The Yankees very well could carry the second-best record in baseball into October. Yet, their 2018 record has been front-loaded. Daily standings are essentially giving them credit for how they “used” to play baseball from April through mid-June. Betting markets are largely doing the same based on recent pricing.

Focusing exclusively on statistics accumulated since the All-Star break paints a fairly gloomy picture in terms of “championship form.” There are 15 teams in the American League. Here are the Yankees’ rankings in a few key stats:

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