Three-Quarter Season Power Rankings

The 2018 regular season is flying as we’re now left with just a quarter of the way to go.  Time to check in on the rankings.  1. Boston Red Sox 2. New York Yankees 3. Houston Astros 4. Oakland Athletics 5. Cleveland Indians 6. Chicago Cubs 7. Seattle Mariners 8. Atlanta Braves 9. Philadelphia Phillies…

Astros vs. Cubs Position Players

A fun little question came to mind when I heard Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker got called up – when full-strength, whose position players would I rather have, the Astros’ or Cubs’? Both teams focused heavily on bats in recent drafts and have both enjoyed World Series victories in part because of those approaches. To formulate…

Mid-season Power Rankings

Can you believe the season is already nearly halfway done?  That’ll be the case for teams in the next few days, so it’s time to re-shuffle our rankings again. 1. Houston Astros 2. Boston Red Sox 3. New York Yankees 4. Chicago Cubs 5. Arizona Diamondbacks 6. Cleveland Indians 7. Atlanta Braves 8. Seattle Mariners…

Quarter-Season Power Rankings

We’re sitting just beyond the quarter pole of the regular season, so let’s take a look at the rankings. 1.) Houston Astros 2.) Boston Red Sox 3.) New York Yankees 4.) Washington Nationals 5.) Arizona Diamondbacks 6.) Philadelphia Phillies 7.) Atlanta Braves 8.) Chicago Cubs 9.) Cleveland Indians 10.) Los Angeles Angels 11.) Milwaukee Brewers…

2018 MLB Opening Day Starting Pitchers – Ranked

Because everybody loves a good ranking, here we list every 2018 Opening Day starting pitcher with how we project them to fair this season in relation to each other.  There are two Clayton’s, two sleeper top 10 Cy Young guys, an otherwise were-it-not-for-injury 5th/spot starter and several bounce back and breakout candidates.  Overall, we project…

Standings, Playoff and Awards Predictions – 2018

Well, we can’t wait forever for the remaining free agents to sign (as hard as we tried), so it’s time to roll out the predictions as rosters currently stand.  In previous years, we’ve correctly predicted breakouts of teams and players (nobody else had the Indians being good entering 2016 nor Trevor Story as their ROY…

Top 10 Right Now – Third Basemen

Even with right field still to come, this is probably the deepest position in the game. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at each position, managers and executives, finishing up with the Ultimate Top 10 list,…

Top 10 Right Now – Catchers

We’re now fully in transition from the old guard to the new, especially once Buster Posey gets slowly phased out of the position.  Several exciting young catchers could soon challenge for a top 10 spot. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will…

Top 10 Right Now – Starting Pitchers

Regardless of the rise in home run totals, baseball’s pitchers are still dominant as the list proves, and it’s many of the same cast of characters returning from last season’s list. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10…

Top 10 Right Now – First Baseman

A traditionally deep position got even deeper in ’17 with breakouts from Cody Bellinger, Justin Smoak, Logan Morrison, Josh Bell, Joey Gallo and Yonder Alonso.  Plus, all the usual suspects (save for Matt Carpenter and Miguel Cabrera) turned in predictably big campaigns. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and…

Top 10 Right Now – Left Fielders

Happy new year!  We’ve arrived at what could be the weakest current position in baseball – left field.  That’s not to say there aren’t good to great players at the position, it’s just not a deep as any of the others with the exception of possibly catcher and DH.  In fairness, healthy seasons from Yoenis…

Top 10 Right Now – Shortstops

Here we go with possibly the deepest and closest list of the year – shortstops. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at each position, managers and executives, finishing up with the Ultimate Top 10 list, a…