Ranking the lineups of every potential MLB playoff team

  • Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09
  • Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus
  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus
  • Member, Baseball Writers Association of America
  • Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association

Way, way, way back in January, we ranked the lineups across Major League Baseball. It was a nice, little, by-the-fireplace glance. It was in preparation for a season that was just a couple of weeks from getting its sleepy start on spring training diamonds arrayed in the sunnier corners of the nation.

Obviously, a lot has changed since then. There will be books written about the non-baseball changes we’ve seen over the past eight months, but things have changed in baseball, too. The challenge is understanding just what has changed — and to what degree.

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