How many bad staff would it take to hit the Astros, Dodgers or Yankees?

How many bad staff would it take to hit the Astros, Dodgers or Yankees?

It is, as the story began, the best of the worst times and times – a time that was well received or for evil, in the comparatively superlative stage only.

There are three major league teams to win 104 or more games – they have only reached 10 teams for the past 40 years – and two others want 99.5 to win. (There have never been four 100-victory teams in one season.) Three teams are trying to lose 104 or more games, another on the road to lose 101 and a fifth losing 99. (Only one time) There are four teams 100-loss in one season.) One-third of the layers could be one of the two three-digit extremes that would usually suggest the best team or the worst team in basic games.

How do you tell the gap between the Yankees and the Orioles in context? A simple way is to note that the Yankees are 17-2 when both clubs play. Or to note that the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers – the three 104 clubs win or better – in combination 41-12 against the Orioles, Tigers, Royals and Marlins, the four clubs lost or have more worst of them.

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This is a more complex way to ask: How many of these bad teams would take it to make up one of these wonderful teams? Could play play of the Royals, Orioles, Tigers and Marlins be hanging with the Super Playoff teams in Houston, New York and Los Angeles? In an era where the gloomy side of the feeds and on the hoard are heard fully insatiable depth on the white side of them, is there a room for any good players on a roster last place?

To answer this question it took 17 tags in a spreadsheet.

Here are the rules: We took 25-man rosters for the Astros, Yankees, Dodgers and Tigeroyiolins – on the second idea, that is the only time we try to call them. From now on, they will be the Superteam – based entirely on 2019 statistics: boot in each job, four bench players covering infield, outfield and catcher, four-person rotation (as only four are needed in job positions) and eight-an angry man. We processed each player's WAR 2019 for a full, healthy season in the assigned role: 600 plate appearances for beginners (excluding 500 for the holder), 250 for bench players, 175 innings for starting pitchers and 65 for reliefers (except 95). for one named float). * The plan was there than the amount of bad staff it takes to compete with the Astros, Dodgers and Yankees.

We will start the tender at four teams, do I hear four teams?


Q Pedro Severino, 1B Garrett Cooper, 2B Jonathan Villar, 3B Hanser Alberto, SS Adalberto Mondesi, LF Trey Mancini, CF Whit Merrifield, RF Hunter Dozier, DH Jorge Soler


C Will Smith, 1B David Freese, 2B Max Muncy, 3B Justin Turner, SS Corey Seager, LF Alex Verdugo, CF Joc Pederson, RF Cody Bellinger, DH A.J. Pollock


C Robinson Chirinos, 1B Yuli Gurriel, 2B Jose Altuve, 3B Alex Bregman, SS Carlos Correa, LF Michael Brantley, CF Jake Marisnick, RF George Springer, DH Yordan Alvarez


C Gary Sanchez, 1B Luke Voit, 2B DJ LeMahieu, 3B Gio Urshela, SS Gleyber Torres, LF Giancarlo Stanton, CF Brett Gardner, Judge RF Aaron, DH Edwin Encarnacion

Jonathan Villar is the best player in any of the Orioles, Royals, Tigers or Marlins, according to full WAR, who received Baltimore in midseason trade last summer. At the time, the competing Brewers wanted to upgrade the second base, so they traded their second baseman (Villar) and a few second-chance non-competitive prospects, Jonathan Schoop. Since then, Villar is the 42nd best player in base games, just in front of Trea Turner, Paul Goldschmidt and Manny Machado. It is the fourth best medal in the ninth place, and Schoop is 42 years. The Orioles was a masterful trade: 21 homers, 33 steals, 3.8 WAR this year.

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So there are good players of the Superteam, whose Villar is undoubtedly. Soler has 44 homers, Alberto is hitting .320, there are 39 steals at Mondesi, Dozier is swallowing .550. But as Villar is the best player that the four teams can produce, climbing is uphill in perspective: teams dedicated to losing MVP candidates do not keep around. Villar is not a MVP candidate, Cody Bellinger and Alex Bregman. It is not even above average by timetables of three other teams: 21 Dodgers, Astros or Yankees are there that produced more WAR than Villar on plate appearance level this year. Villar is being spent here as the best player on any of four major league rosters.

The Superteam could become accustomed to depth or transformation, but the top nine players cannot compete with the nine ordinary members of any of our three historically impressive teams:

Superteam: 175 homers, .281 / .341 / .474, 26.4 WAR (scaled to 600 plates per player)
Dodgers: 199 homers, .276 / .361 / .532, 42.3 WAR
Astros: 210 homers, .293 / .372 / .544, 46.2 WAR
Corners: 206 homers, .279 / .355 / .519, 39.7 WAR

(Note that the WARs of these teams are all very high, even higher than the Astros, Dodgers and Yankees lines this year. That's because we're picking the best performers performances, after the truth, giving the entire health teams and almost all playing time played on the nine best players.

But these are just the beginners. In theory, depth could the interests of the Superteam. There is no Cody Bellinger's team of 100 losses, almost by definition, but there may be lots of Mike Fords there.

On the other hand, depth is part of what makes the Dodgers, Astros and Yankees so incredible. They are not taking games out of nine, but there are 13 people online – players who can make platoon, move around the pitch and not just fill in replaying an injured starter. During full seasons, when 50 or 60 players were called, the depth of the Superteam would undoubtedly come out. But in the case of rosters of 25 men, the good teams are almost as deep:


C Jorge Alfaro, INF Miguel Rojas, AR Anthony Santander. UT Jon Berti


C Russell Martin, INF Enrique Hernandez, from Matt Beaty, UT Chris Taylor


C Martin Maldonado, INF Abraham Toro, From Josh Reddick, UT Aledmys Diaz


C Austin Romine, INF Didi Gregorius, OF Cameron Maybin, UT Mike Ford

Superteam: .276 / .330 / .437, 4.6 WAR (scaled to 250 plates per player)
: .254 / .331 / .434, 4.1 WAR
Astros: .251 / .322 / .425, 3.9 WAR
Yankees: .260 / .318 / .473, 3.6 WAR

An inch of Superteam is up, but hardly.

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Matthew Boyd, John Means, Brad Keller, Spencer Turnbull


Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Walker Buehler, Rich Hill


Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Zack Greinke, Willy Miley


James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka, Domingo German, J.A. Happ

The Superteam team (Media, this year) has a all-Star look and zero Cy Young votes. Five Young Youngs have won pitchers of the other three teams and were featured in 31 All-Star Games. But it's not as bad as it is. The rotation of the Superteam is actually better than the Yankees rotation, despite a combined record of 28-48 this year (due to terrible offenses behind them and a terrible bull defending their results). Still, it's not great:

Superteam: 4.24 ERA, 4.31 FIP, 12.0 WAR (scaled to 175 per hatch)
2.50 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 15.6 WAR
Astros: 3.08 ERA, 3.62 FIP, 17.0 WAR
Yankees: 4.45 ERA, 4.62 FIP, 10.5 WAR

Again, in a longer season the Superteam could benefit from. It should be said that beginners of the eighth and ninth best of the Superteam could be – Daniel Norris and Jakob Junis, maybe? – which is better than Houston. But Houston will not need eight starters to go through the month of October, and on top of the teams it is hugely incompatible.

For bulls, we chose to limit our options to actual reliefs, so it was not generally considered that unused starter pitchers (for example, Daniel Norris, Jakob Junis) were turned to the Superteam. They were pitchers such as Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda, who started and relieved this year, and are likely to be in the actual beat-rescue of the Dodgers season:


CL Ian Kennedy, RP Mychal Givens, RP Scott Barlow, RP Buck Farmer, RP Shawn Armstrong, RP Jarlin Garcia, RP Jose Cisnero, SWING Sandy Alcantara


CL Kenley Jansen, RP Pedro Baez, RP Yimi Garcia, RP Ross Stripling, RP Dustin May, RP Kenta Maeda, RP Joe Kelly, SWING Julio Urias


CL Roberto Osuna, RP Ryan Pressly, RP Will Harris, RP Joe Smith, RP Hector Rondon, RP Chris Devenski, RP Josh James, SWING Brad Peacock


CL Aroldis Chapman, RP Tommy Kahnle, RP Adam Ottavino, RP Chad Green, RP David Hale, RP Zack Britton, RP Luis Cessa, SWING Jonathan Loisiga

Superteam: 3.96 ERA, 3.90 FIP, 7.3 WAR (scaled to 65 per hatch)
Dodgers: 3.74 ERA, 3.85 FIP, 7.9 WAR
Astros: 3.24 ERA, 3.86 FIP, 6.9 WAR
Infants: 3.15 ERA, 3.78 FIP, 8.4 WAR

Add it all:

  • Superteam: 50.3 WAR

  • Dodgers: 69.9 WAR

  • Astros: 74.0 WAR

  • Compounds: 62.2 WAR

To do something again before: 74 represents crazy and full of crazy for the Astros, and would equal a 120 team victory in real life. But it is assumed that health is almost perfect and almost decision-making by the Astros, which means that their entire playing time for the best players this year.

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But the same applies to the Superteam. The ex post facto type of this exercise is very much about them, because it allows us to choose these four teams, mostly from the 215 or so anonymously, the 25 years in fact – in many cases, career years. , years unlike any of them they have ever had or will have again.

Indeed, if they used WAR, WAR would not be seen to measure the strength of each roster, but the future of the Superteam would decrease. In this case, such teams would look more like:

The Superteam built above, in other words, are projects around a .500 team, assuming they have good health, and that the other staff will be about 100 staff. I think we can say, decisively, that four teams are not yet combined with the Astros, the Dodgers or the Yankees. Wild.

Do I hear five teams?

Superteam 2: Superteam + Blue Jays. Add Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Bo Bichette, Danny Jansen, Wilmer Font and Ken Giles. Remove Miguel Rojas, Trey Mancini, Jorge Alfaro, Jose Cisnero and Sandy Alcantara.

Total WAR: 58.1.

Do I hear six teams?

Superteam 3: Superteam 2 + Mariners. Sever Kyle, Tom Murphy, Marco Gonzales and Sam Tuivailala added. Remove Jon Berti, Danny Jansen, Brad Keller and Jarlin Garcia.

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Total WAR: 64.3, good enough to pass this year (not even being noted, the people who are not very excellent at Aaron Hicks and Mike Tauchman, both of them, are very important this year just for the season, and Luis Severino and Dellin Betances, who have no statistical records there to go forward this year but all of them could return to the playoffs).

Do I hear seven teams?

Superteam 4: Superteam 3 + Rockies. Add Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado, Ryan McMahon, Jon Gray, German Marquez and Scott Oberg. Remove Adalberto Mondesi, Hanser Alberto, Garrett Cooper, Spencer Turnbull, Marco Gonzales and Buck Farmer. Break the rules and move Bo Bichette to the second base.

Total WAR: 68.4. Still worse than the Dodgers and the Astros. Do I hear eight teams?

Superteam 5: Superteam 4 + Pirates. Add Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds, Jacob Stallings and Felipe Vazquez. Remove Ryan McMahon, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Pedro Severino and Shawn Armstrong.

Total WAR: 72.9. Before the Dodgers and some way behind the Astros.

Repeat. I hear. Niiiiiiine Teams?

Superteam 6: Superteam 5 + Sox White. Add Lucas Giolito, James McCann, Aaron Bummer and Tim Anderson. Remove Matthew Boyd, Jacob Stallings, Scott Barlow and … Jonathan Villar.

Total WAR: 75.7. Phew.

Is the conclusion too hard to believe? Does it appear credible if you look at the rosters only?


Tom Murphy, 1B Josh Bell, 2B Bo Bichette, 3B Nolan Arenado, SS Trevor Story, LF Bryan Reynolds, CF Whit Merrifield, RF Hunter Dozier, DH Jorge Soler, UT Tim Anderson, UT Kyle Seager, UT Anthony Santander, UT James McCann, Gluito Lucas SP, SP John Means, SP Jon Gray, SP German Marquez, RP Felipe Vazquez, RP Ian Kennedy, RP Ken Giles, RP Mychal Givens, RP Sam Tuivailala, RP Aaron Bummer, RP Scott Oberg, RP Wilmer Font


C Robinson Chirinos, 1B Yuli Gurriel, 2B Jose Altuve, 3B Alex Bregman, SS Carlos Correa, LF Michael Brantley, CF Jake Marisnick, RF George Springer, DH Yordan Alvarez, UT Aledmys Diaz, UT Abraham Toro, UT Josh Reddick, UT Martin Maldonado, SP Gerrit Cole, SP Justin Verlander, SP Zack Greinke, SP Wade Miley, RP Ryan Pressly, RP Roberto Osuna, RP Will Harris, RP Joe Smith, RP Hector Rondon, RP Chris Devenski, RP Josh James, RP Brad Peacock

The two best front pickers are the Astros, possibly the best three peers. They are, easily, the best player (in Bregman), and at WAR per plate this year they have the best three (Bregman, Alvarez, Springer). Five of the seven highest, only Trevor Story and Bo Bichette reach 5 WARs per 600 plate appearances on the Superteam side. While the depth in favor of the Superteam will eventually, there are very deep 25 man rosters taken by the 104 teams won. Of our original Superteam 1 players, maybe half of them would have made the Dodgers Open Day roster.

The point is that this is something that we live in. The Tigers do not have one hitter above the mean, in any number of plate positions above two. Looking at some of the best games ever. According to The Prospectus Baseball third place orders are Astros and Dodgers this year. they were even looking like baseball at all. It is a baseball miracle.

But that is not the money from this era. The payment is from the postseason, when there are as many as five-100 teams – and three historically impressive – entering each other, barely a player below the average. Actually, he can not come quickly here.

* In cases of injury, the player was included on the roster if it appeared that he would return again this year or return but his team was in a row. It has not been included if it is certain for the year, like the Marlins Brian Anderson. Qualified traders, such as the former Tiger Nick Castellanos, are not eligible. There was a choice of players with more playing time, but mostly we joined the most productive players on a per-PA basis. And players are allowed to play a bit out of their job if, along with Whit Merrifield, they have played for at least a significant period of time in the condition we wish to assign. We used WAR Baseball-Reference for beaters and WAR FanGraphs for patches.


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