Friday, August 3, 2018

MLB power rankings for start of August


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Boston (2-2-2-1)

SECOND TIER

2 Houston (4-1-1-2)

3 New York Yankees (1-3-3-3)

THIRD TIER

4 Oakland (14-15-12-5)

5 Chicago Cubs (6-7-6-4)

6 Philadelphia (12-9-10-6)

7 Seattle (3-4-4-7)

8 Arizona (10-8-9-9)

9 Milwaukee (5-5-7-11)

10 LA Dodgers (17-13-11-8)

11 Cleveland (13-11-8-10)


12 Atlanta (7-6-5-14)

13 Tampa Bay (19-18-14-13)

14 Colorado (15-16-16-12)

15 San Francisco (18-19-13-15)

16 Pittsburgh (16-17-20-17)

17 Washington (8-10-17-19)

18 St. Louis (9-14-15-20)

19 LA Angels (11-12-19-18)

FOURTH TIER

20 Toronto (24-21-18-16)

21 Minnesota (23-22-25-21)

22 Cincinnati (27-26-22-22)

23 Detroit (20-20-24-27)

24 Texas (25-24-21-25)

25 Miami (28-27-23-23)

26 New York Mets (21-25-27-24)

27 San Diego (22-23-26-26)

FIFTH TIER

28 Chicago White Sox (29-28-28-28)

29 Kansas City (26-29-29-29)

30 Baltimore (30-30-30-30)


BIGGEST RISERS: Detroit (4 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Toronto (4 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM

1 AL WEST 56

2 NL WEST 64

3 AL EAST 67

4 NL CENTRAL 70

5 NL EAST 86

6 AL CENTRAL 112


RANKINGS BY LEAGUE

1 NL 220

2 AL 235

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The FDH Lounge 2018 midseason MLB team UQB ratings


By Rick Morris


FantasyDrafthelp.com has long utilized our UQB, the Ultimate Quantitative Baseline, as one tool for evaluating fantasy players in a variety of different sports.  Now the sister brand The FDH Lounge is adapting the concept for team sports.  Here is our look at where the 30 MLB teams stand at the end of the first half of the 2018 season heading into the All-Star break.


Teams are measured in a variety of categories: the most recent version of our power rankings, a formula based 50% on our power rankings & 50% on each team’s strength of schedule, OBP, OPS+, FIP, ERA+, Pythagorean record, SRS and Run Differential.  Obviously, the lower the cumulative number, the better.  We have broken the teams into different tiers every time that there is a 20-point gap between one team’s cumulative number and the next.

PR+
TIER 1 PR SOS OBP OPS+ FIP ERA+ Pythag SRS RunDiff Total Rank
Hou 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 1
Bos 1 5 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 20 2
NYY 3 5 2 2 4 2 3 2 3 26 3
PR+
TIER 2 PR SOS OBP OPS+ FIP ERA+ Pythag SRS RunDiff Total Rank
LAD 8 9 7 6 3 7 5 5 5 55 4
Cubs 4 14 3 6 19 5 4 4 4 63 5
PR+
TIER 3 PR SOS OBP OPS+ FIP ERA+ Pythag SRS RunDiff Total Rank
Cleve 10 23 5 10 9 8 6 7 5 83 6
TB 13 4 17 9 6 9 12 9 10 89 7
Oak 5 1 10 4 19 14 14 11 13 91 8
Atl 14 22 9 6 15 14 7 6 7 100 9
Sea 7 3 11 4 10 20 16 15 16 102 10
Mil 11 15 15 19 12 6 8 9 8 103 11
LAA 18 7 13 10 17 11 11 11 10 108 12
Ariz 9 9 23 29 12 4 9 7 8 110 13
Phil 6 20 22 19 5 10 10 11 13 116 14
Col 12 9 6 24 17 16 17 15 16 132 15
Wash 19 24 14 21 11 11 12 11 10 133 16
St L 20 15 19 17 8 13 15 15 15 137 17
SF 15 9 20 17 7 18 18 18 18 140 18
Tor 16 8 12 13 23 22 22 19 22 157 19
Pit 17 15 15 14 14 22 21 21 19 158 20
Cin 22 18 8 10 28 26 19 19 19 169 21
Minn 21 26 18 14 22 21 20 22 19 183 22
Tex 25 9 20 25 25 16 23 22 23 188 23
PR+
TIER 4 PR SOS OBP OPS+ FIP ERA+ Pythag SRS RunDiff Total Rank
NYM 24 27 26 21 21 25 24 22 24 214 24
SD 26 18 30 30 16 22 26 25 26 219 25
Det 27 28 25 26 26 18 25 26 25 226 26
Mia 23 25 27 21 24 30 27 26 27 230 27
ChiSox 28 28 24 16 29 28 28 29 28 238 28
Balt 30 20 28 27 27 27 29 28 29 245 29
KC 29 28 29 28 30 29 30 30 30 263 30

MLB power rankings for mid-July


By Rick Morris


NOTE: Rankings from start of season are in parentheses.


TOP TIER

1 Boston (2-2-2)

2 Houston (4-1-1)

3 New York Yankees (1-3-3)

SECOND TIER

4 Chicago Cubs (6-7-6)

5 Oakland (14-15-12)

6 Philadelphia (12-9-10)

7 Seattle (3-4-4)

8 LA Dodgers (17-13-11)

9 Arizona (10-8-9)

10 Cleveland (13-11-8)

11 Milwaukee (5-5-7)

12 Colorado (15-16-16)

13 Tampa Bay (19-18-14)

14 Atlanta (7-6-5)

15 San Francisco (18-19-13)

16 Toronto (24-21-18)

17 Pittsburgh (16-17-20)

18 LA Angels (11-12-19)

19 Washington (8-10-17)

20 St. Louis (9-14-15)

21 Minnesota (23-22-25)

22 Cincinnati (27-26-22)

23 Miami (28-27-23)

24 New York Mets (21-25-27)

25 Texas (25-24-21)

26 San Diego (22-23-26)

27 Detroit (20-20-24)

THIRD TIER

28 Chicago White Sox (29-28-28)

29 Kansas City (26-29-29)

30 Baltimore (30-30-30)


BIGGEST RISERS: Oakland (5 spots), Colorado, Minnesota and Philadelphia (4 spots), Detroit, LA Dodgers and New York Mets (3 spots)


BIGGEST FALLERS: Atlanta (9 spots), St. Louis (5 spots), Milwaukee and Texas (4 spots), Pittsburgh and Seattle (3 spots)


RANKINGS BY DIVISION – 1 POINT PER RANKING SPOT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM

1 AL WEST 57

2 AL EAST 63

3 NL WEST 70

4 NL CENTRAL 74

5 NL EAST 86

6 AL CENTRAL 117


RANKINGS BY LEAGUE

1 NL 230

2 AL 237