Welcome baseball fans to the 2017 Deep Fried Bets MLB season preview! This is your one stop shop for all of your baseball needs for the upcoming season. Over the past few weeks I’ve been hard at work coming up with 2017 team projections, taking a look at each player expected to contribute in 2017 for each team in the majors, and ranking each facet of the game by league. In the end, I came up with a total team score for each major league team. We’re going to give you a team by team preview, with a new team each day. On top of my projections and predictions, we’re going to be getting insight from reporters for each major league club for some insight from the guys who know each team best!
As I mentioned above, I’ve focused on every single player that’s expected to make an impact in 2017 to try and get an overall team score for each major league club. I’m not quite ready to give away my winning formula yet, but I can tell you that I’ve focused on projected lineups, projected benches, projected starting rotations, projected bullpens, defenses and managers. I end with an average offensive score, average defensive score, average pitching score, and a manager score which inclusively gives me my team total. This is probably the most work I’ve ever put into anything at DFB so hopefully all this hard work pays off and we’ll have a great team by team preview for 2017!
We’ll also take a look at the win totals for each team for the year and see if I think they’ll fall on the over or under side of that. We’ll use these numbers from Sports Insight to do the projections: https://www.sportsinsights.com/blog/2017-mlb-win-totals/.
I’m going to go in reverse order of standings of each division and do a different team each day. Then at the end of each division I’ll give you my final standings for 2017 for that division. At the end of it all, I’ll give you my playoff teams and World Champion!
I know that there are still a few guys that could move before Opening Day, but I feel right now as of writing this for the most part these are the teams you’re going to see!