Championship leverage index (cLI) is one of the most underrated baseball metrics ever created. And I am not hyperbolizing. When I decide what game I would like to watch, cLI is the first number that I consider.
That’s why I’m introducing it to you, the sabermetrically inclined baseball fans.
All of you likely have a favorite team. For some of you, your team might be in the postseason race, and that’s great! For the rest of you, your team might be out, and that’s not so great. It doesn’t really matter to me — we all love baseball here, and we all have a desire to watch the most important games, regardless of whether our favorite teams are in it. Of course, I’d love to watch every game, but that’s not really possible given the amount of time that I have. That’s why we must prioritize.
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