I was having some fun with the FAN projections and thought it might be neat to attempt to see where the visitors here at FanGraphs have collectively ranked the teams based on the individual player projections.
Just some quick notes:
– Everything had to be scaled back considerably and evened up for playing time. Pitchers as a whole are projected at about 4 wins too high per team and batters are projected at about 6 wins too high per team. Fielding stats were the most realistic and were only about 1 win too high.
– These standings are also simply based on wins above average (calculated FanGraphs WAR style) and for the most part use the entire projected player pool. Some players with well below 0 WAR were left out and players needed at least 5 ballots to be included.
– I should also note, that I’m posting these as a launching off point for discussion and not much more.
Team Wins Yankees 98 Red Sox 94 Rays 92 Orioles 78 Blue Jays 71 Twins 82 White Sox 79 Tigers 78 Indians 76 Royals 73 Rangers 84 Mariners 83 Athletics 81 Angels 80 Braves 89 Phillies 84 Marlins 80 Mets 78 Nationals 72 Cardinals 88 Cubs 78 Brewers 78 Reds 77 Astros 72 Pirates 68 Rockies 87 Diamondbacks 87 Dodgers 84 Giants 80 Padres 79
And there you have it.
If anyone wants to give these a go, you can always export the FAN Projections and try it out yourself.
David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.