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Old 03-23-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I was flattened by the ban hammer for a while so I missed a few of these, thanks to Grandstander for filling in in my absence.

Here's the totals for non-pitchers

A Summary of the Positional Power Rankings Data | FanGraphs Baseball

1) Angels 35 WAR
2) Tigers 29 WAR
2) Rays 29 WAR
4) Rangers 28 WAR
4) Braves 28 WAR
4) Reds 28 WAR
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25) White Sox 19 WAR
25) Mets 19 WAR
25) Mariners 19 WAR
28) Twins 18 WAR
29) Astros 17 WAR
29) Marlins 17 WAR
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Orioles are 24th, they better hope for another smile from the God of One Run games. Yankees are 19th and three AL East teams rank ahead of them.

How did they screw up and forget to include park factors in the lists we have been linking? They have it corrected now in this final presentation, but that seems like a rather big thing to have overlooked.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Certainly looks like the other AL West teams should be able to get fat playing Houston this season.

The Astros top ranking position is second base where they are 15th....middle of the pack. Elsewhere it is:
C-27th
1b-29th
2b-15th
SS-26th
3b-26th
LF-20th
CF-27th
RF-23rd
Starters-30th
Relief-30th

Position Players..29th
Pitching..30th

The only worse ranking team in position players is Seattle, 30th. The Mariners starting pitching is ranked 24th.

Meanwhile, the other three teams in the division...
Angels...Position players..1st, Starters..18th
Rangers...Position players..4th, Starters..3rd
A's...Position players..15th, Starters..10th

Having two such crappy teams in the division should help to inflate the win totals for the other three and make it very likely that at least one of the wild cards will be from this division, possibly both.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Certainly looks like the other AL West teams should be able to get fat playing Houston this season.
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The Oakland A's have been doing excellent work toward making the above prediction look good.

The A's are currently 12-4, and one half of those victories have been against Houston. This afternoon the A's finished off their second sweep of the Astros this season and in their six meetings, Oakland has outscored Houston 45-19.

Houston has only played against other AL West teams so far and apart from the games against the A's, they are 4-5. (2-1 vs Mariners, 1-2 vs Rangers, 1-2 vs Angels.)
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