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Top 10 MLB Hitters: Volume 2, 8/3 – 8/9

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Which MLB Hitters in the second full week of baseball? Using our system, here’s who we think are the Top 10 hitters in MLB.

At this point in the shortened season, most teams have played close to a third of their games. After revealing the Top 10 MLB Hitters in the first volume of our ranking, we’re ready to deliver volume two for the dates August 3 – August 9. As stated previously, we utilized a 10-point rubric using five essential advanced stats that can be found on FanGraphs: OPS, wRAA, wOBA, wRC+, and WPA.

Utilizing a 10-point system across these stats and using only qualified players, we collected data for 157 players. Then, to determine the ranking, we calculated the range for each data point.

  • OPS: 1.741 – 0.141 = 1.6
  • wRAA: 7.9 – -4.5 = 1.24
  • wOBA: 0.702 – 0.057 = 0.645
  • wRC+: 366 – -70 = 436
  • WPA: 0.75 – -0.91 = 1.66

After calculating the range for each data set, we determined the value for each point across all five stats with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the greatest. Here’s a visual representation of our calculations:

MLB Hitters Power Ranking Rubric, Vol. 2

PointsOPSwRAAwOBAwRC+WPA
10.141 - 0.300-4.5 - -3.40.57 - 01.21-70 - -27-0.91 - -0.75
20.301 - 0.460-3.3 - -2.10.122 - 0.185-26 - 16-0.74 - -0.59
30.461 - 0.620-2 - -0.90.186 - 0.25017 - 60-0.58 - -0.42
40.621 - 0.780-0.8 - 0.40.251 - 0.31461 - 103-0.41 - -0.26
50.781 - 0.9400.5 - 1.60.315 - 0.379104 - 147-0.25 - -0.09
60.941 - 1.1001.7 - 2.80.380 - 0.443148 - 191-0.08 - 0.08
71.101 - 1.2602.9 - 4.10.444 - 0.508192 - 2340.09 - 0.24
81.261 - 1.4204.2 - 5.30.509 - 0.572235 - 2780.25 - 0.41
91.421 - 1.5805.4 - 6.60.573 - 0.637279 - 3210.42 - 0.57
101.581 - 1.7416.7 - 7.90.638 - 0.702322 - 3660.58 - 0.75

So, who were the Top 10 MLB Hitters according to our 10-point system?

Based on this rubric, the following players were the Top 10 MLB Hitters in teh second edition of teh power ranking. Be sure to keep them in your fantasy lineups or, if you see any on waivers, quickly scoop them up before they go cold.

Name Team Rk OPS Rk wRAA Rk 10.000 Rk wRC+ Rk WPA Pts
Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres 10 1.741 10 7.9 10 0.702 10 366 10 0.73 50
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 9 1.520 9 7.5 9 0.618 9 292 10 0.66 46
Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves 8 1.359 9 5.9 8 0.554 8 262 9 0.45 42
Christian Yelich Brewers 8 1.400 9 5.4 8 0.549 8 259 7 0.15 40
Alex Verdugo Red Sox 8 1.264 7 3 8 0.518 8 241 8 0.33 39
Erik Gonzalez Pirates 7 1.167 7 3.7 7 0.499 7 228 10 0.75 38
Jesse Winker Reds 7 1.222 7 3.9 8 0.521 8 238 7 0.17 37
Michael Conforto Mets 7 1.119 7 3.3 7 0.469 7 212 9 0.54 37
Starling Marte Diamondbacks 7 1.213 7 3.4 8 0.510 7 233 7 0.21 36
Freddie Freeman Braves 7 1.106 7 3.1 7 0.458 7 197 8 0.31 36

Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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