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Old 03-14-2013, 09:41 PM
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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2013 Positional Power Rankings: First Base | FanGraphs Baseball

Last year, we decided to do season previews a little bit differently, and instead of running down each individual team, we previewed the league by position.

This is only looking at the upcoming season and doesn’t account for potential long term value – we’re just concerned with what each team may get from a given spot on the field this year…

The fun part of comparing teams at a given position is that we’re not limited to just looking at one player, but can compare the expected production of an everyday guy against a left/right platoon, or we can note what a team should expect from giving a stop-gap two months of playing time before they call up their top prospect in the early summer. Few teams get an entire season’s worth of playing time at a position from one guy, so by using depth charts to create an expected playing time matrix, we can give a more thorough evaluation of what kind of strength an organization has at a given spot.
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