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 – Right Fielders

While third base may be the deepest, right field is nothing to scoff at with tons of power (Stanton), guys coming off injury-hampered seasons (Harper, Martinez) and otherwise productive players who either had down years or entering their decline (Betts, Piscotty, CarGo, Bautista).  Lastly, there are several right fielders who enjoyed breakouts (Schebler, Haniger, Santana,…

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 – 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 – 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…

Top 10 Right Now – Center Fielders

Let’s dive into the well-represented position of center field. 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 ranking of each of the position’s…

Top 10 Right Now – Second Basemen

To kick off the players round of the top 10, let’s start with second basemen. 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…

Top 10 Right Now – Executives

It’s time again for our annual top 10 lists covering each position (including DH), managers and executives (GM’s & Presidents). In the past, we’ve started with the players lists, but this season we’re going to kick things off with executives followed by managers. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers…

Awards and Playoff Predictions

Articles like these as they relate to playoff predictions are basically useless since baseball is such a game of who’s hot at the right moment, but it’s fun nonetheless.  But, mix that with some actual logic behind the major awards and there becomes more of a reason to put into print which team will win…

Stretch Run Power Rankings

September is just a week away and with so many teams still in the hunt for a playoff spot, now is a great time for the final regular season power rankings.  Here we go: 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (obviously) 2. Washington Nationals 3. Houston Astros 4. Boston Red Sox 5. New York Yankees 6. Chicago…