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Season 23 – Power Rankings – Quarter Three

A little late, and I skipped the halfway point power rankings, but nevertheless, here they are.

 

Vin Scully Season 23 - Q3 Power

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Season 22 – Third Quarter – Power Rankings

Rather than write out the power rankings, I figured it’d just be easier to post the screenshot from the spreadsheet.

I’m debating whether or not to separate the rankings into AL and NL. Thoughts? My thinking is because the AL has the DH, they have a distinct advantage when it comes to wRAA numbers. Any DH worth his spot is able to overcome the 19 fielding runs they get penalized for being a DH. On the flip side, a pitcher in the NL gets penalized because they have to bat. I’ve seen some pitchers over the course of a season “cost” their team an entire win because of their hitting.

On the flip side, NL pitchers have it a lot easier, and compared to their AL counterparts, have better numbers because they don’t face a DH.

It shouldn’t be a surprise to see that five of the top six teams in pitching are NL teams, while the top six hitting teams are in the AL.

Anyway, mull it over, let me know what you think. I didn’t separate them this time, though the NL teams are highlighted blue.

Q3 Power

Season 22 – Quarter Two – Power Rankings

The big movers during the second quarter of season 22 were Scottsdale, who jumped up 18 spots into the top 10, and Minnesota, who fell all the way from number 9 to 23.  It shouldn’t be surprising to see Los Angeles at the bottom of the rankings. Hopefully we get a new owner in there soon and sort that mess out.

Vin Scully Power Rankings

1. Hartford – 41.1 – NC

2. Seattle – 36.2 – NC

3. Little Rock – 33.2 – +5

4. Salem – 27.2 – -1

5. Colorado – 26.4 – +2

6. Jacksonville – 25.2 – NC

7. Richmond – 25.1 – -3

8. Scottsdale – 24.8 – +18

9. Trenton – 24.4 – +3

10. Louisville – 24.3 – +6

11.  Austin – 24.1 – -6

12. New Orleans – 24.1 – -1

13. New York – 23.9 – +4

14. Atlanta – 23.7 – +7

15. Washington – 23.6 – -5

16. Tacoma – 23.1 – -3

17. Honolulu – 22.5 – +1

18. Oklahoma City – 22.4 – -3

19. Florida – 21.5 – -5

20. Chicago – 21.5 – NC

21. New Britain – 21.1 – +6

22. Memphis – 21.0 – +7

23. Minnesota – 19.7 – -14

24. Detroit – 19.2 – -1

25. Toronto – 18 – -1

26. Anaheim – 17.6 – -7

27. Dover – 15.8 – +4

28. Cleveland – 15.6 – -6

29. Tucson – 14.4 – -4

30. San Francisco – 12.7 – -2

31. Buffalo – 12.1 – +1

32. Los Angeles – -3.4 – -2

WAR is sum of both pitcher and batter WAR. Check out the breakdown by each category here. Total column is sum of WAR B and P. wRAA, FRAA, and wSB are based on league average.

Correction

The definition given for how the power rankings were developed was incorrectly stated in a post on the front page of the Vin Scully Hardball Dynasty blog Friday. Instead it should have been noted that both batting and fielding breakouts were based off of league average.

The Vin Scully Hardball Dynasty blog regrets the error.

To see the correct breakout of Offensive/Fielding WAR, along with pitching WAR, click here. 

First Quarter Power Rankings

So this will be the inaugural “Power Rankings” based off of first quarter WAR for each team based on fielding, hitting, and pitching.

Power Rankings

1. Hartford – 12.91

2. Seattle – 11.39

3. Salem – 11.18

4. Richmond – 10.66

5. Austin – 9.97

6. Jacksonville – 9.25

7. Colorado – 8.87

8. Little Rock – 8.72

9. Minnesota – 8.15

10. Washington D.C. – 8.02

11. New Orleans – 7.88

12. Trenton – 7.21

13. Tacoma – 7.03

14. Florida – 6.47

15. Oklahoma City – 6.05

16. Louisville – 5.86

17. New York – 5.81

18. Honolulu – 5.74

19. Anaheim – 5.59

20. Chicago – 5.24

21. Atlanta – 4.97

22. Cleveland – 4.40

23. Detroit – 4.38

24. Toronto – 4.37

25. Tucson – 3.65

26. Scottsdale – 2.93

27. New Britain –  2.57

28. San Francisco – 2.35

29. Memphis – 1.37

30. Los Angeles – 1.05

31. Dover – 0.53

32. Buffalo – -0.12

To see a breakdown of the total based on the individual components, click here.

Season 22 – First Quarter

The first quarter of the season has come and gone, so I felt it would be an opportune time to take a quick peak and see how things are shaking out.

On the American League side, both Hartford and Salem have built pretty sizable leads in their divisions. Things are a little tighter in the National League three divisions are withing three games of the leader.

My 1st quarter MVP in the NL would have to be Jordy Mitchell – HON, who has combined solid play at third base with a fairly decent bat.

MY AL MVP might surprise a lot of people because I chose Marv Brinkley – LA. His stats don’t jump out at you, but he’s got five assists in CF already, combined with zero errors. His .376 OBP also helps him a lot. He barely beats out Malcolm Post – SAL, because he actually plays a valuable position, rather than DHing.

Least valuable players would have to be Pablo Benitez – COL, who really shouldn’t be playing short, and Lazy Jenkins – NB.

In terms of overall team performance, LA’s batters are surprisingly good for a team that has a .300 winning percentage. They are the best fielding team by my metrics, and the fifth best offense. If only they could find some pitching…

Best overall team performance between fielding and hitting has to be Hartford, besting LA by about 1.4 WAR total so far.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a look at pitching and the blog’s initial “power rankings” looking at fielding, batting, and pitching.

Note – Everything from here on out will be park adjusted using the values I developed and posted in the forums a week ago.