The phrase “out of left field” is typically used to describe the emergence of something strange and unexpected into our lives. Apparently, the expression came from Chicago. There was a mental hospital near left field of the West Side Grounds where the Cubbies used to play up until the early 20th century. Sometimes Cubs fans at the ballpark could hear the patients of the hospital scream. That’s some wild, wild stuff.
It’s also probably baloney.
What follows is the opposite of baloney. What follows is the post containing the left-field portion of our positional power rankings. Which is fortunate, because we’re out of baloney. Have a scrumptious graph instead:
It’s finally here. The promise: fulfilled. You asked for it and you got it.
The Marlins Takeover.
Yep, the top three depth charts here each contain a member of the 2017 Miami Marlins outfield. Including Ichiro and Derek Dietrich, five out of 30 teams can make this claim. That’s good for 16.7% of baseball. Always be specific with your wishes, kiddos.