Wednesday, September 4, 2013

ESPN's Future Power Rankings index

So ESPN put out their Future Power Rankings index today (Insider-Only).

Teams are ranked by the quality of their current ML roster, quality and quantity of prospects in their farm system, the money they have to spend, value and stability of ownership/front office and coaching staff, and roster mobility.

Somehow with all the money in the world to spend* and one of the best farm systems in baseball, the Astros are ranked 22nd. Buster Olney says it'll be 2016 before Astros "sniff .500." This is likely because the quality of the current ML roster has the lowest rank among the 30 teams. But hey, 22nd is better than 30th.


1 comment:

Lyle said...

I think the Astros can be a bit improved next year. I expect better offense and a little better pitching. They expect they'll be over .500 in 2015. They'll be young and fighting to make a name for themselves, I think.

I do think the MLB talent is about as bad as it gets though. There are no real building blocks on the team right now. Altuve is solid, but not a star. Cosart is solid, but not Roy Oswalt probably.