As was discussed in Playoff Primer, Part One, the next installment of the three-part series will be positional rankings for playoff leagues. The method involved coming up with a per-game player expectations, then estimating the number of games each team will play based on playoff odds, with a further adjustment for players who are routinely platooned.
Positions are determined from NFBC's playoff contest eligibility.
The initial set is pre-wild card since some leagues include the wild card games in their drafts. Most leagues do not, so the rankings will be adjusted after the NL wild card concludes Tuesday Wednesday night.
Part Three will be some general observation after I have a chance to digest the final set. Look for that on Thursday morning.
UPDATED: Thursday, October 7, 1:30 AM ET
The update eliminated the Yankees and Cardinals as well as incorporating the most recent odds to win each series. To help frames the adjustments, this is the order of teams most likely to win the World Series:
- White Sox
- Red Sox
The projected points scored are adjusted accordingly.