TTFB preseason fantasy MLB power rankings


Welcome to the first MLB Power Ranking by Through The Fence Baseball. Along with this power ranking, you will also see fantasy baseball projections/stats coming out by team like crazy over the next two weeks. Oh, this will be fun! (Notice: this will look better as we go along, where in the process of creating a good looking Power Ranking page.)

So, how did I come up with the Power Rankings? Well I used the fantasy baseball projections/stats from magazines and newspapers and combined each players (only starters) stats from each team. I basically used each team’s starting lineup and totaled up the total dollar amount (fantasy dollar, not actual payroll dollar) and then averaged the total team player position rank for each position. Confused yet? I think I just confused myself. Again, these aren’t our thoughts, its using fantasy projections only.

Starting with week 1, all other power rankings will be done by our staff. I just wanted to get the ball rolling….selfish, I know.

Let me hear your thoughts!

MLB POWER RANKINGS BY: THROUGH THE FENCE BASEBALL STAFF 

WEEK # – PRE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

RKTEAMRECORDCHANGEHIGH/LOWCOMMENTS
1Phillies0-00/0Halladay, Lee, Oswalt, Hamels…Need I say more?
2Red Sox0-00/0Probably the best mix of power hitting and pitching than anyone in the league.
3Yankees0-00/01 more pitcher and a rookie to blossom would put them over the Red Sox.
4Rangers0-00/0Surprised their 4th? So are we.
5Dodgers0-00/0Here’s to hoping Billingsly and Garland pitch well.
6White Sox0-00/0Fantasy projections are banking high on Juan Pierre, I’m not so sure.
7Brewers0-00/0Will new acquisitions Greinke and Marcum put them over the top?
8Angels0-00/0Health is a factor here…along with Wells.
9Giants0-00/0Not the greatest looking on paper, but they get it done.
10Twins0-00/0Pavano, Morneau. They could drop if those two don’t stay healthy.
11Braves0-00/0Can Chipper make it a full season? How healthy will the rotation be?
12Marlins0-00/0Can Vazquez regain confidence? Sophmore slumps in order?
13Tigers0-00/0Team AA classes would put them higher.
14Rays0-00/0Very uncertain bullpen.
15Rockies0-00/0Always middle of the pack on paper, always contending at the end.
16Reds0-00/0Is Chapman in the pen or starting??
17Orioles0-00/0New and improved lineup centered around a strong second half last year.
18Cardinals0-00/0Would be higher if Wainwright was heatlhy…but will drop significantly if another starter gets bit.
19Cubs0-00/0How will Garza adapt? Zambrano back or not? Can they please stop fighting in the dugout?
20Mets0-00/0Talk about a franchise plummenting…..
21Athletics0-00/0Always decent pitching, not enough batting.
22Astros0-00/0A team of “IFS”
23Diamondbacks0-00/0Did Johnson and Schilling retire yet?
24Mariners0-00/0Hard to believe a team with Ichiro and Felix can be so far down, but name someone else?
25Blue Jays0-00/0Same team, same place in the standings
26Padres0-00/0Harang is the biggest pickup??
27Cleveland0-00/0Possibly the worst rotation in the majors.
28Nationals0-00/0Never mind, these guys have the worst.
29Pirates0-00/0Lots of optimism with Alvarez and Tabata
30Royals0-00/0Won’t know many (if any) names on the roster, but in 3 years you’ll know them all.

 

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  1. Hmmm. “Same place in the standings” for the Jays, yet 25th overall? Jays went well over .500 in the AL East last year. Yet they, plus the solid A’s and Cardinals, project below the Orioles (who despite minor improvements, did finish last season with a worse record than KC). Just goes to show that fantasy value doesn’t fully capture real baseball value.

  2. It’s a good thing the game isn’t played on paper! Even though projections and stats say one thing, I would put the Giants at #1 simply because they are the champs. After week one, they gotta earn it.

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