This week's Power Poll features a free-fall from the Jersey Boys and the Bulls and a slow climb by the Cys and Vicious Fishes. Treat this like a Futures Report.
While the oracle of the fantasy baseball internet projects the future,
it has forecasting flaws. It ranks teams based on a traditional
rotisserie format, where 16 points are awarded to the team winning a
scoring category, 15 points for second, 14 points for third and down to
one point for the last place team in the category. The maximum number
of points a team can receive is 192 (16 points for winning all 12
scoring categories) while the lowest number of points is 12.
Of course, in a weekly head-to-head format, you have to live with the
inevitable hot streaks and slumps that baseball teams go through. Your
statistics aren't parceled out in evenly divided weekly increments. It
can be feast or famine and that impacts the standings. Exhibit A: Jay Bruce in Week 4.
The weekly power poll gives you a chance to assess your team's strengths
and weaknesses through the unblinking, analytical eye of the
BaseballMonster.com forecasting computer. Here are the Week 5 numbers.