ME: There is no formula for this. And I think it's an exercise in unrealistic hope. But here goes:
1. The starting rotation must stay healthy.
2. At least three of those starters most post career-best seasons.
3. Either one of the trio of Rougned Odor, Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara must post a .900 or better OPS or two must get to .850.
4. Delino DeShields must regain the OBP ability he's had in odd numbered seasons and reach base at a .340-plus clip. He must go where he hasn't before and score 100 runs.