Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Baseball Prospectus' Hit List

is out. I like BP's because they use the Pythagorean system to determine the best teams in baseball. Washington, which has outscored their opponents by a paltry 5 runs (as of Sunday, they've been outscored for the season including last night) is ranked much lower here than elsewhere. What I don't like about it is there is no consideration to momentum, injury, etc. In other words, the Phils stunk up the joint for a month, and are the best team in baseball over the last month, and we're ranked 10th. Hey, I'll take it.

Look at the comments, too. For Philly:"while the Placido Polanco for Ugueth Urbina trade may generate some headscratching, the Philly bullpen has a 5.60 ERA and ranks 14th in the NL in Expected Wins Above Replacement Level (WXRL), with a mere 0.23."

Head of nail, meet hammer.

FWIW, our next 2 opponents are ranked 24th and 26th by BP Hit List.

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