We’ve seen the power rankings in MLB this season.
As we continue to learn more about each team, it seems like every team has something to prove.
In this week’s article, we’ll look at how every team’s players stack up in terms of power.
First, let’s talk about the players who have played the most.
For the most part, this has been a trend in the past few seasons, with the average power ranking of every team in MLB being higher than the average team in 2016.
The Nationals have had their share of struggles this year, however, with a 4.9% increase in their average power rank.
There is a slight difference between their 2016 and 2017 seasons, as their average ranking dropped from 6.4% to 6.1%.
This suggests the team is more or less adjusting their lineup, but there is still some variance from year to year.
The Mets, Phillies, and Nationals all have power rankings below 6%, and the Orioles have the second-highest power rank at 4.1% which would rank in the middle of the pack if not for their rotation.
The Braves, Cubs, and Twins all have below-average power rankings.
This is where things get a little confusing, as the average ranking of the teams’ players jumps significantly from year-to-year.
The average ranking for the Mets and Nationals is 8.1%, which is slightly above the average of 8.2% for the Braves, 6.9%, and 6.8% for Twins.
This suggests that the team has a higher number of players who are at the upper-end of their power rankings than the teams they’re currently playing.
The Marlins have the third-highest average power at 8.7%, and this is largely due to their outfield and shortstop positions.
While the outfield has remained fairly static over the past year, it’s interesting to note that the Phillies have the fifth-highest overall average power, at 10.3%.
This is the result of their lineup having the highest average power score (11.5%), but their top three hitters, Hunter Pence, Giancarlo Stanton, and Ryan Howard, have average power ratings below 10%.
This may indicate that their power could potentially be improved by the additions of closer A.J. Ramos and infielder Will Venable, but it’s unlikely the team will add any of their top-tier hitters in free agency.
The Cubs have the fourth-highest standard deviation in the league at 7.9%.
This means that they have a higher percentage of players with an average power rating below 10% than any other team.
While it’s possible that they will add some of their best players in the offseason, it is highly unlikely that they would upgrade their power level with the addition of new players in free agent signings.
The power rankings also change slightly based on the player’s age.
The Phillies have a very young team, but their average average power is at 11.1, the sixth-highest mark in the majors.
They’re also the only team in the NL with a power ranking above 9.0%.
This indicates that they may have some good players under the age of 30 on their roster, and it’s likely that the players will see a boost in their power ranking with age.
This will help explain why the Mets have the eighth-highest age of any team in baseball, but the Nationals have the lowest average power of any other NL team.
The bottom line is that, while power is always going to be an important stat to track, it really shouldn’t be used as a statistic to determine whether or not a player is the best or worst player on a team.
In most cases, it can be misleading to compare the players’ power rankings because it’s based on only their first five seasons of MLB service time.
For instance, in 2017, Zack Greinke had a very impressive first five years of MLB career.
However, Greinkel was just 29 years old when he signed his contract, which made him ineligible for the 2017 All-Star Game.
This year, the average player’s power ranking is 8%, which means he is now just 26 years old.
He is currently the youngest player in the American League.
This means his power rankings are largely based on how good he was during his first five MLB seasons.
This also suggests that players like Greinkee should be able to develop into elite players if they continue to have success throughout their career.
The bottom line?
Players are more likely to improve their power over time as they age, and that should be a concern for teams considering free agency or a player’s next contract.