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Dynamic Power Rankings with 20 Games Remaining

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May 2016 (Full Analysis) – June 2016 – July 4th, 2016
July 19th, 2016 – August 2016 (Full Analysis)

 

Below are the final round of Dynamic Power Rankings for the 2016 regular season, as playoffs begin in early-October. Once the post-season teams are finalized, expect to see additional rankings consisting of just those 10 teams.

For information on how these rankings are compiled, please refer to my post from June, 2016, which can be accessed above.

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Complete Post-Deadline Power Rankings

Welcome to the month of August, the second to last month on baseball’s regular season calendar. We are now roughly two-thirds of the way through the season (each team has played over 100 games), the non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and playoff races are about to heat up. With that in mind, this is the perfect time to release a comprehensive, full 30-team power rankings. My rankings typically stray from the pack in terms of which teams are generally accepted as contenders or not. I do enjoy stirring up controversy, however, so I am not about to go and alter my rankings based on what the experts say.

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Dynamic Power Rankings: 7/19/2016

With just under two weeks until the MLB Trade deadline (August 1st), it is time to provide one last update on the standings using my Dynamic Power Rankings. The next power rankings update that I post will be shortly after the aforementioned trade deadline, and will include my full opinion and analysis as opposed to a computer-generated list such as this one.

For those of you who are seeing these Dynamic Power Rankings for the first time, feel free to refer to this link, which explains how they have been compiled. For the rest of you, hopefully your team made the cut for at least the playoffs. Enjoy!

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Header photo courtesy of NY Post.

Statistics courtesy of FanGraphs.

Independence Day Power Rankings

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced my new Dynamic Power Rankings, which will be used to provide general standings updates every couple of weeks throughout the season. For this installment, I decided to go ahead and post an update today while teams are playing their July 4th day games. For a more in-depth explanation of how these rankings work, refer to the previous dynamic ranks post by clicking on the link at the top of this paragraph.

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Introducing Dynamic Power Rankings

Back at the season’s quarter mark, I provided my in-depth Power Rankings for all 30 MLB teams. While I will continue with those (likely posting again at the All-Star break), I wanted to also try to include a rankings that could be updated more frequently. Therefore, I am introducing my new Dynamic Power Rankings.

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Baseball MTJAG’s 2016 MLB Mock Draft v2.0

By Johnnie Teng

With the upcoming draft looming and more information about the players being analyzed and made public by wonderful publications such as Baseball America, we have had a chance to better grasp the draft stock of many players and update our mock draft. There have been multiple changes made to the original as we develop a better understanding as to which players are rising and falling. We have also added videos to each players bio’s, as well as a few more picks to round out the first 34 picks.
Mock draft 1.0 can be found here.

1-1 Philadelphia Phillies: LHP A.J. Puk, Florida (video)Phillies logo

Pros: Much has been made of Puk’s troubles this spring, but he has done the exact same as the last couple years. Using his mid 90’s fastball that touches 99 and a plus curve, Puk has collected strikeouts at a very high rate this season. Good track record of success in college, international competition, and Cape Cod. Solid mechanics that uses his size effectively with his body parts in sync.
Cons: High walk rate, 3.99 BB/9 this season, command issues have plagued him at every level, but his pure stuff has been able to cover it up so far. Got arrested for climbing a construction crane once, but at least it wasn’t for something worse.
Reasoning: Originally had Groome in this spot, but it seems like Klentak and co. will play it safe with a college arm. Gut feeling says they might take Matt Manning, but that is way too far-fetched.
M(i)LB Comparison: Sean Newcomb hasn’t reached the majors yet, but the former-first round pick has the same traits as Puk: size, stuff, velocity, but control issues as well.
I wrote more about him in a previous piece here.

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Team photo courtesy of sportslogos.net.

Quarter-Season Power Rankings

40 games deep signifies the one-quarter mark of the MLB regular season, a point in which sample sizes are large enough to develop a solid understanding of each teams’ strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, I have decided to come up with my own power rankings based on each team’s current production, as well as for their outlook moving forward. Below are the current standings, followed by my full 30-team power rankings and a brief explanation. Continue reading Quarter-Season Power Rankings