If you read my articles last year, each week I wrote a summary of the best and and well, the not so good performances of the week. This year I’m changing the format a bit. I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. Ie. Mike Trout hits .400 through June and has a week where he bats .100. He’s not going to go down very many spots unless some other guys had amazing weeks. But with that kind of week, he would drop some. This first round is based largely on spring training performances.
The rankings will likely fluctuate a lot over the first few weeks until they stabilize a bit with more data as the season goes on.
These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Matt Shoemaker’s beard.
Not on this list:
Vicente Campos, 10 day DL
Huston Street, 10 day DL
Andrew Heaney, 10 day DL
* Player is not on the active 25-man roster
It’s not a huge surprise that all the minor league pitchers are on the bottom of this list since if they pitched well enough to get higher up, they probably would have made the 25-man roster.