I seem to remember running across an odd sort of playoff prediction system a few years back that was based on cumulative regular season team stats. I had thought this was an invention of Bill James, though I could be wrong. At the time it didn’t seem all that useful to me for predictive purposes, but as I recall it had an uncannily high rate of success.
It was something along the lines of….
2 points to the team with the most doubles
-1 point to the team with the most triples
3 points to the team with the better ERA
A couple of google searches came up empty for me. Does anyone know what I’m talking about, or have I mis-remembered something, or just made this whole thing up?