Top 15 Team Prospects & Positional Power Rankings

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  1. jon says:

    The positional power rankings is missing catcher

    also it would be pretty cool to average out all the positions and rank them from high to low, im just too lazy to do that

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    • Bip says:

      As in “overall position player power rankings?” I think that would be a good idea. Someone else please go through the enormous effort so I can read that.

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      • Alex says:

        I did that, though haven’t posted it online. Here are the total rankings:
        1. Texas
        2. NYY
        (gap)
        3. Boston
        (big gap)
        4. Philly
        5. Tampa Bay
        6. St. Louis
        7. LAA
        (gap)
        8. Detroit
        (gap)
        9. Miami
        10. Arizona
        (gap)
        11. Cincy
        12. San Fran
        13. Milwaukee
        14. Atlanta
        15. Cleveland
        16. Minnesota
        17. Toronto
        18. ChiSox
        19. Washington
        (gap)
        20. KC
        21. Colorado
        22. ChiCubs
        (gap)
        23. LAD
        24. Baltimore
        25. Mets
        (big gap)
        26. Pittsburgh
        27. San Diego
        28. Seattle
        29. Oakland
        (gap)
        30. Houston

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      • TK says:

        If you do this, you need to adjust DH because it is AL-only and starting pitcher because it is much more important than individual offensive positions.

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    • Os Fan says:

      Actually, what it’s really missing is relievers. But hopefully that will be here on Monday.

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      • 198d says:

        How about a re-sort of the positional power rankings by team in addition to by position? It’d allow one to quickly see teams’ strengths and weaknesses and the like.

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      • Dash says:

        Here’s AL East. Ran out of time to do the others:

        Blue Jays
        C – 21
        1B – 20
        2B – 16
        SS – 3
        3B – 8
        CF – 28
        RF – 1
        LF – 27
        DH – 6
        SP – 19

        Orioles
        C – 8
        1B – 23
        2B – 28
        SS – 5
        3B – 24
        CF – 16
        RF – 16
        LF – 24
        DH – 14
        SP – 25

        Rays
        C – 27
        1B – 13
        2B – 3
        SS – 25
        3B – 1
        CF – 5
        RF – 12
        LF – 9
        DH – 7
        SP – 3

        Red Sox
        C – 18
        1B – 3
        2B – 1
        SS – 16
        3B – 6
        CF – 1
        RF – 17
        LF – 8
        DH – 1
        SP – 12

        Yankees
        C – 16
        1B – 4
        2B – 4
        SS – 13
        3B – 10
        CF – 2
        RF – 9
        LF – 3
        DH – 8
        SP – 7

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      • 198d says:

        that’s great; thanks!

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  2. Jair Jarrkjens says:

    You misspelled “League” in the “Minor League Rankings” heading, but it’s nice to have all of this information in one place. I’m a sucker for rankings, and I appreciate how Fangraphs expanded their annual pre-season rankings this year to include more prospects and individual position power rankings.

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  3. ryanp says:

    this is a super sweet collection of info on one page
    tyvm

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  4. Nivra says:

    Posting here, because I don’t know what thread this belongs in.

    I would love to see someone address the predicted gap between NL and AL starting staffs.

    According to these predictions, 2012 AL starters will accrue 198 WAR for an average of 14.1 WAR/team. 2012 NL starters will accrue 179.5 WAR for an average of 11.2 WAR/team.

    Does the AL really have an average starting staff 3 wins greater than the NL? I don’t see it. In 2011, out of the top 30 pitchers in WAR, 15 of them were in the NL.

    I think something went wrong in the ZiPs to WAR conversion for pitchers due to league.

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    • Nivra says:

      Whoah… the WAR numbers line up with 2011.

      2011 NL pitching WAR: 229.7. Avg: 14.3
      2011 AL pitching WAR: 242.7. Avg: 17.3

      The above numbers w/relievers:
      2012 NL predicted pitching WAR:230. Avg: 14.4
      2012 AL predicted pitching WAR:243. Avg: 17.4

      And yet 16 of the top 30 pitchers in 2011 were NL. That means the aces are evenly distributed. It’s just that the AL has much better #3-5 pitchers.

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      • Nivra says:

        I had to do the same for position players:

        2011 NL batting: 378.2 WAR: 23.6 Avg
        2011 AL batting: 313.4 WAR: 22.4 Avg

        So NL position players accrue 1.2 more WAR/team while AL pitchers accrue 3 more WAR/team.

        Total AL advantage: 1.8 WAR/team.

        Actual AL record: 1139-1129. Avg: 81.36-80.64
        Actual NL record: 1290-1300. Avg: 80.62-81.25 (slightly lower b/c Dogs/Nats played only 161 games)
        Actual AL advantage: +0.73 wins (+0.67 if you credit the Dogs/Nats game)

        What gives? Is that just random luck or is there an error with how fWAR is calculated by league?

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