2012 Organizational Rankings: Your Turn!

Before we start rolling out our list on Monday, we figured it’d be fun to give you guys a chance to weigh in. I’ve taken the spreadsheet that we gave to our authors and put it in a viewable Google Doc, so you can simply export it to Excel and fill in the grades for each team yourself, and see what your personal organizational rankings would look like.

The document can be found here. Our methodology is explained here, and as I noted in that post, we’re using the 20-80 scale for grading. Keep in mind that you want your average grade for each category to come out to 50 (or something very close to it), and each 10 point increment represents one standard deviation from the mean. 60 is above average, 70 is excellent, and 80 is historically great. Grades above 70 and below 30 are pretty special, and shouldn’t just be handed out easily.

If you’d like to share your rankings with the world, feel free to do so in the comments section.

Update: Sky Kalkman has agreed to act as the compiler of ballots, so if you’d like your ballot counted in a composite ranking, simply use this link and submit your ballot there. You’re still welcome to post them in the comments here for pride and glory as well.

Dave is the Managing Editor of FanGraphs.

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10 years ago


Do you grade on a 0-100 scale or would you avoid numbers at the extreme ends? Would 20-80 or even 30-70 be more appropriate? or should it not matter if every column averages to 50.

10 years ago
Reply to  Dave Cameron

gotcha. now my baltimore orioles row will (probably) no longer result in a 23….