Entering Week 12, the San Francisco Road Runners Club Fantasy Baseball League is beginning to come into focus. The JetSetters, Pittsburgh Xplosion, Lower Haighters and High Cheese are the only teams to post 70+ wins. Six more teams, led by the Bulls, have recorded 60+ wins.
Just nine weeks remain in the regular season so these 10 teams have an inside track at the eight playoff berths but nothing is guaranteed. Using the FantasyPros Power Poll tailored specifically for our league, we can make a more educated assessment.
This week, I ran two sets of numbers. The first is a Power Poll based on results to date. The second is a Power Poll based on rest-of-the-season projections. The polls show the overall strength of each team and then ranks each team’s hitting and pitching. Let’s dig in.
The season-to-date power poll has the following teams in the Top 8: High Cheese, JetSetters, Lower Haighters, Marin Menehunes, Bacon at Mile 11, A-Rod’s Mirrors, Warning Track Power, and Let’s Play 2. That leaves the Bulls, Pittsburgh Xplosion and Hapamon outside the playoffs.
The Rest-of-the-season poll predicts the following teams will qualify for the playoffs: JetSetters, High Cheese, A-Rod’s Mirrors, Marin Menehunes, Bacon at Mile 11, Let’s Play 2, Lower Haighters, and Pittsburgh Xplosion. That leaves Warning Track Power, the Bulls, and Hapamon outside the eight.
Neither power poll predicts My Name is Judge will return to the postseason to defend their championship.
Certainly, with two months remaining in the regular season, we’re getting ahead of ourselves trying to predict playoff berths. There are still plenty of injuries, slumps, and hot streaks left in 2018.
WEEK 12 POWER POLL
POWER POLL: REST-OF-SEASON PROJECTIONS