Tag: 2017 Season Preview

M-SABR Power Rankings: Opening Day 2017

Introduction and Compilation by Hunter Satterthwaite

Tomorrow is Opening Day, so here at Michigan Baseball and Sabermetrics Club, we are releasing the second version of our power rankings. Our last rankings were released on December 12th, in the thick of winter meetings. All of the offseason moves are now completed, and we are ready for the regular season to get under way. We plan on releasing power rankings once every couple of weeks during the regular season.

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M-SABR 2017 Season Preview: NL West

Today, we finish our divisional previews by looking at the NL West. Last year, in a twist of fate, the San Francisco Giants did not win the World Series in an even-numbered year (for the first time this decade). Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the division despite Kershaw pitching 83.2 IP less than his 2015 campaign due to injury (and still posting a 5.6 rWAR). The Colorado Rockies surprised the world by staying within six games of a wildcard spot for much of the season but ultimately finished 12 games out of a spot. The Arizona Diamondbacks had a huge offseason, acquiring Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller (at the price of Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte), and Jean Segura, but fell short of expectations in an extremely disappointing season. The San Diego Padres, meanwhile…. it’s hard to tell what’s going on over there. They haven’t been over .500 since 2010. How does the division shape up going into 2017? Let’s find out.

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M-SABR 2017 Season Preview: NL East

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Today, we take a look at the NL East, a division featuring great pitching (Syndergaard, Scherzer, Nola, and more), young studs (Swanson, Turner, and Harper even if he has been around for years and years), and Bartolo Colon. Previews are given in alphabetical order; standings predictions will be released before Opening Day.

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M-SABR 2017 Season Preview: Bold Predictions

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As part of our season preview, we decided to gather some bold predictions to post! Various members of the club have sent in some predictions for the 2017 season, some bolder than others. Continue reading “M-SABR 2017 Season Preview: Bold Predictions”