Fangraphs Team Win Values - Part 5

So I haven't done one of these since May 11 so I figured it would be a good idea to see how things have moved in the last 2 months.  I'm not going to go as in depth, because, frankly, I don't have the time right now, and it seems like overkill anyways.

Current
Week
Team Previous
Week
Difference  Current
Total
Value 
Current
Pitching
Value
Current
Positional
Value
1 Rays 2 1 $145.30 $41.60 $103.70
2 Red Sox 5 3 $125.40 $68.40 $57.00
3 Yankees 12 9 $118.70 $33.10 $85.60
4 Dodgers 4 0 $110.40 $44.60 $65.80
5 Angels 15 10 $106.60 $36.50 $70.10
6 Blue Jays 1 -5 $106.60 $50.20 $56.40
7 Tigers 11 4 $96.80 $44.20 $52.60
8 Rangers 6 -2 $95.50 $37.10 $58.40
9 White Sox 25 16 $95.50 $57.20 $38.30
10 Rockies 17 7 $94.00 $58.40 $35.60
11 Twins 14 3 $92.90 $43.10 $49.80
12 Giants 29 17 $92.30 $58.00 $34.30
13 Mariners 16 3 $91.00 $44.00 $47.00
14 Cardinals 8 -6 $88.30 $42.50 $45.80
15 Diamondbacks 20 5 $88.20 $50.20 $38.00
16 Braves 9 -7 $85.40 $56.50 $28.90
17 Phillies 26 9 $84.40 $12.30 $72.10
18 Brewers 7 -11 $80.90 $16.60 $64.30
19 Indians 18 -1 $78.40 $26.60 $51.80
20 Royals 3 -17 $73.10 $53.90 $19.20
21 Marlins 22 1 $72.60 $34.60 $38.00
22 Pirates 27 5 $72.10 $18.80 $53.30
23 Athletics 30 7 $65.60 $45.20 $20.40
24 Cubs 21 -3 $61.20 $36.20 $25.00
25 Orioles 28 3 $61.00 $28.60 $32.40
26 Astros 24 -2 $60.70 $24.00 $36.70
27 Mets 10 -17 $55.50 $25.10 $30.40
28 Reds 13 -15 $55.20 $22.00 $33.20
29 Nationals 23 -6 $52.80 $14.10 $38.70
30 Padres 19 -11 $33.20 $9.90 $23.30
Average $84.65 $37.78 $46. 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks be to Fangraphs

As you can see the Rays are getting a ton of production out of our positional players.  The pitching is still above average (barely):

Current
Week
Team Previous
Week
Difference  Current
Total
Value 
Current
Pitching
Value
Current
Positional
Value
2 Red Sox 5 3 $125.40 $68.40 $57.00
10 Rockies 17 7 $94.00 $58.40 $35.60
12 Giants 29 17 $92.30 $58.00 $34.30
9 White Sox 25 16 $95.50 $57.20 $38.30
16 Braves 9 -7 $85.40 $56.50 $28.90
20 Royals 3 -17 $73.10 $53.90 $19.20
6 Blue Jays 1 -5 $106.60 $50.20 $56.40
15 Diamondbacks 20 5 $88.20 $50.20 $38.00
23 Athletics 30 7 $65.60 $45.20 $20.40
4 Dodgers 4 0 $110.40 $44.60 $65.80
7 Tigers 11 4 $96.80 $44.20 $52.60
13 Mariners 16 3 $91.00 $44.00 $47.00
11 Twins 14 3 $92.90 $43.10 $49.80
14 Cardinals 8 -6 $88.30 $42.50 $45.80
1 Rays 2 1 $145.30 $41.60 $103.70
8 Rangers 6 -2 $95.50 $37.10 $58.40
5 Angels 15 10 $106.60 $36.50 $70.10
24 Cubs 21 -3 $61.20 $36.20 $25.00
21 Marlins 22 1 $72.60 $34.60 $38.00
3 Yankees 12 9 $118.70 $33.10 $85.60
25 Orioles 28 3 $61.00 $28.60 $32.40
19 Indians 18 -1 $78.40 $26.60 $51.80
27 Mets 10 -17 $55.50 $25.10 $30.40
26 Astros 24 -2 $60.70 $24.00 $36.70
28 Reds 13 -15 $55.20 $22.00 $33.20
22 Pirates 27 5 $72.10 $18.80 $53.30
18 Brewers 7 -11 $80.90 $16.60 $64.30
29 Nationals 23 -6 $52.80 $14.10 $38.70
17 Phillies 26 9 $84.40 $12.30 $72.10
30 Padres 19 -11 $33.20 $9.90 $23.30
Average $84.65 $37.78 $46.87

 

By league-average value we are above average, but our median puts us right in the middle.  We have pitched better than the Yankees, which is a great sign going forward.  As far as positional value, well, the results speak for themselves.

Current
Week
Team Previous
Week
Difference  Current
Total
Value 
Current
Pitching
Value
Current
Positional
Value
1 Rays 2 1 $145.30 $41.60 $103.70
3 Yankees 12 9 $118.70 $33.10 $85.60
17 Phillies 26 9 $84.40 $12.30 $72.10
5 Angels 15 10 $106.60 $36.50 $70.10
4 Dodgers 4 0 $110.40 $44.60 $65.80
18 Brewers 7 -11 $80.90 $16.60 $64.30
8 Rangers 6 -2 $95.50 $37.10 $58.40
2 Red Sox 5 3 $125.40 $68.40 $57.00
6 Blue Jays 1 -5 $106.60 $50.20 $56.40
22 Pirates 27 5 $72.10 $18.80 $53.30
7 Tigers 11 4 $96.80 $44.20 $52.60
19 Indians 18 -1 $78.40 $26.60 $51.80
11 Twins 14 3 $92.90 $43.10 $49.80
13 Mariners 16 3 $91.00 $44.00 $47.00
14 Cardinals 8 -6 $88.30 $42.50 $45.80
29 Nationals 23 -6 $52.80 $14.10 $38.70
9 White Sox 25 16 $95.50 $57.20 $38.30
15 Diamondbacks 20 5 $88.20 $50.20 $38.00
21 Marlins 22 1 $72.60 $34.60 $38.00
26 Astros 24 -2 $60.70 $24.00 $36.70
10 Rockies 17 7 $94.00 $58.40 $35.60
12 Giants 29 17 $92.30 $58.00 $34.30
28 Reds 13 -15 $55.20 $22.00 $33.20
25 Orioles 28 3 $61.00 $28.60 $32.40
27 Mets 10 -17 $55.50 $25.10 $30.40
16 Braves 9 -7 $85.40 $56.50 $28.90
24 Cubs 21 -3 $61.20 $36.20 $25.00
30 Padres 19 -11 $33.20 $9.90 $23.30
23 Athletics 30 7 $65.60 $45.20 $20.40
20 Royals 3 -17 $73.10 $53.90 $19.20
Average $84.65 $37.78 $46.87

A lot of this comes from our league-leading Fielding Value of 37.1, before adjustments.  The next closest team is the Mariners at 33.4, while the worst team are the NatinLOLs at -33.4.  The worst AL club is the Tribe at -23.5.  As far as the batting side goes, we are second to the Yankees (97.9) at 89.7.  The next closest team after that is the Angels at 47.8.  That is a gap of roughly 42 value dollars!

Finally, let's take at the MLB-wide rankings for the relevant categories for just the AL East:

AL East
Starting Relieving Batting Fielding
Yankees 18 21 1 20
Red Sox 1 2 4 26
Rays 17 5 2 1
Blue Jays 8 7 9 17
Orioles 24 19 16 27

 

If the Red Sox do have a chink in their armor, it is the defense.  The Yankees are proving that hitting the piss out of the ball is a great way to win games, while our inconsistent starting pitching hasn't be able to take full advantage of how well round our club is.  The Blue Jays are forever on the cusp, I just hope that in 5 years we don't feel how their fans have felt over the last 5.

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