I Got the Power

Over the past two weeks I have received dozens of phone calls, text messages, emails, and blog comments from family, friends, state senators, and fantasy competitors, and they are all asking me the same thing: “Dave, how the hell do you come up with your weekly power rankings?”

Well foulliners, I have good news. Unlike Colonel Sanders, I am going to share with you my secret recipe of herbs and spices that allows me to compile the most accurate fantasy baseball power ranking.

Here you go.

1. Total Points
The team with the most total points in the league gets 10, second most 9, and so on and so forth all the way down to 1 point for the bottom of the barrel.

2. Streak
A team on a winning streak gets one point for every game in the streak. A team on a losing streak gets -1 for every game in the streak.

3. Fear Factor
This is simply how much fear that opponent would strike in me if I had to face them in that particular week.
There is a range from -5 for a team that doesn’t scare me at all to +5 for a team that scares the crap out of me.

4. Expectations
This part of the score adjusts for whether a team is over-performing or under-performing. Subtract up to 5 points if the team is playing better than they should, and add up to 5 points for a team that’s slumping.

And that’s it! Now you’ve seen what goes into the weekly rankings. SO PLEASE STOP CALLING!!

181 Responses to “I Got the Power”

  1. guest 88 Says:


  2. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Yes it was a crazy week indeed.

  3. Dave Says:

    Good game Dan!

  4. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Yes, It was. If 381 points arent good enough so be it.

  5. Dave Says:

    Don’t get too down on yourself Dan. Whipping your ass is what I do…

    Just kidding… sorta.

    Let’s meet again in the playoffs.

  6. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Ill see you there, and this time im going to win.

  7. Dave Says:

    As long as you start Peavy, I’ll be ok…

  8. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Low blow, Low Blow. Im sure you can add quite well. If Tim Hudson starts and Jake Peavy sits, Rays Those Cowbells wins 402 to 401. Brutal

  9. Dave Says:

    It comes down to lineup management. It’s what separates the good GM’s from the great GM’s.

  10. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Oh god I cant wait to play you again.

  11. Dave Says:

    Same here… I’d have a perfect record if I played the RTC’s every week.

    It definitely makes for an exciting week, when the games are so close.

  12. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Oh you would have a perfect record if you played me every week huh?

  13. Dave Says:

    I’m just messing with you Dan… It was a great game.
    Good luck next week!

  14. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I know I know. Beat LTZ for me next week would you?

  15. Dave Says:

    I’ll try… Take out the Redrays for me

  16. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Ill try, Maybe with the short week I wont have a pitcher pop 50+ on me. Sure would be nice


    HEY .. YANKEE HATERS NICE FRICKEN WIN,,,,,,,,,,,,HOPE YOU BET MONEY WITH THE COW BELL BOY……….DING DONG .(did his mom call frm MONS VENUS and yell at you? No lap dance for you : })!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Leave it to Joe Girardi to cost the AL the game. What in the world is the inexperienced Phil Hughes doing pitching the 7th inning in a one run game? Am I the only one that noticed the NL saved Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain for the later important innings? But no, Joltin Joe here burned all the ALs best pitchers early. How much different would the inning have been with Justin Verlander on the mound? Or Cliff Lee? Or Jon Lester? The NLs pitching was far better than the ALs, so it was crucial the AL pitching was managed properly. It was not.

    And Ortiz is just sad. Even if you have to hold up on the fly ball, unless your in a wheelchair, you should not be thrown out and 2nd base. The play was huge, with two on and one out even if Kinsler is retired, A Rod bats with two men on. Instead he didnt even get to hit.

    The AL lost a very winnable game tonight.

  19. sad american leaguer Says:

    Dan I agree with you.. The american league coaching SUCKED close game stealing second and over running it ?come on thats little league shit.. AND TORI HUNTER his last at bat looked like he was bored the prick never dug in and paided attention . swung at a pitch way out side dumb ass .. AND YOU ARE RIGHT . SAVE SOME EXCELLENT PITCHING TO THE END.. Should have had a runner for BIG POOPIE ALSO.. AS WE USED TO SAY IN BOSTON WHAT TILL NEXT YEAR..

  20. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Team Yankeehaters got screwed over. K rod should have taken the loss but a blown call helped him get the win and Brian Wilson the loss. Now rain in chicago is the only way you can win. I feel for ya, i was rootin for ya to take down LTZ.

  21. Dave Says:

    Thanks Dan, but it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. I still have the hot hitting Ryan Howard and Halladay is due for a bad game. Don’t count the Yankeehaters out just yet.

  22. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Wow. You did it. You actually did it. If it was me he would have popped 30 on me, great win.

  23. Dave Says:

    Thanks…I’ll take it!

  24. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Just remember, thats two weeks in a row you escaped!

  25. Dave Says:

    I’ll admit that this week…last week was meant to be. It’s time to face reality Dan, the Fantasy Baseball gods want me to win.

  26. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    The Boston Braves and the Love Boat Captains would seem to think otherwise.

  27. Dan The #1 Buccaneers Says:

    That special time of year is almost upon us, the time of year where the pigskin is flying and the leaves are turning brown. Football season! And with football season, comes fantasy football. You gonna try and redeem yourself this year Dave?

  28. Dan The #1 Buccaneers Fan Says:

    If your interested in joining my league, its called The Super Awesome Football League. The draft is saturday August 28th at 1PM.

    Its a private league, the password is Oreos.

  29. Dan The #1 Buccaneers Fan Says:

    Your the 10th overall pick in the draft Dave, hope you can make it tomorrow!

  30. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    If I may be serious for a brief moment.

    Hey Dave, I just wanted to say that im sorry your team missed out on the playoffs this year. The 2008 season was the most fun I have ever had as a sports fan, and I have your team to thank for that. I have an unquestioned amount of respect for the Boston Red Sox and their commitment to winning, winning the right way. We may be rivals as fans, but I respect you as a baseball fan and your diehard commitment to the Red Sox and the game itself.

    I hope you can find a way to support our team during the playoffs, it would mean alot to the community if the Rays could take home a championship, but I understand if you cant do it. We share a common bond in our hatred of the Yankees, the most evil team in sports.

    Ill be rooting for you this weekend.

    Dan “The postseason just wont be as much fun without the Boston Red Sox” Mckewen

  31. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    You ready Dave??? GAME 5!!! GET BEHIND YOUR RAYS!!!!!!!!!! MORE COWBELL!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Dave Says:

    It’s never gonna happen Dan. Go Rangers! Go Phillies!

  33. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Ill tell you what will happen, Rays are going to the ALCS!!!!! Deal with it!!!!!!!!!

  34. Dave Says:

    I think you misunderstood me Dan. They may win, but there is no way in hell that I’m going to cheer for them. Go Rangers!

  35. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I hope you realize it just makes it all the more sweet when they win when everyone roots against them.

  36. BUSMANPOP Says:

    HEY 2 MONTHS GIRLS AND BOYS AN ITS BASE A BALL …. ARE THE MAC AND CHEESE FAMILY GOING TO SIGN ON THIS YEAR.?……I ASKED TOM FROM TAMPA WHAT DAN THE RAYS KID LOOKED LIKE HE SAID : a short fat kid with bad skin and real short hair he walks around with a baseball glove strapped to his belt ……the GLOVE IS BRIGHT RED….and Dave going to talk to GINGER and ask her to take it easy on us guys this year…SHE is going to play fantasy with one hand tied behind her back..THANKS GINGER:} Well I am going to my files and start mock drafts till the season starts ONE LAST COMMENT….THE GREEN BAY PACKERS WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL………………….PS DAVE MAC GET OFF YOUR ASS AND SIGN ON WE NEEED OLD FOLKERS……. BOSTON …… BAD BOYS # 1

  37. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    I agree. Ginger is like the Lakers. Going for a threepeat. Hopefully she makes a mistake or two this year. I doubt it….

  38. DAN THE #1RAYS FAN Says:


  39. Dave Says:

    He’s all yours Dan… Is mike playing again this year?

  40. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Yea he told me he wants too. And he said this year will be different, no auto draft. He pretty much told me hes gonna take the league over.



  42. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    All I know is this year im on a mission. I will not falter down the stretch again! 3rd time is the charm.

  43. Dave Says:

    6 weeks until our Fantasy baseball draft… Who ‘s in?

  44. Anonymous Says:

    Well im in. And Mike wants revenge this year. But my friend Allan wants to play too. He won his league last year and said hes tired of destroying rookies. This guy is the only guy who trades more than you Dave. Every week hes trying to flip some crazy blockbuster. If theres room, he said he would love to play. He said you would probably be afraid though, so he understands.

  45. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    That post was from me, but you probably already figured that out.

  46. Dave Says:

    Lol.. I made Allen my bitch in Fantasy football, I’ll make him my bitch in baseball too. Let me double check and see who we have returning and I’ll let you know.

  47. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Lol sounds good, good luck to ya. You still have to get by me!

    Dan’s first 2011 MLB Power Rankings:

    1) Phillies
    2) Red Sox
    3) Giants
    4) Twins
    5) Reds
    6) Yankees
    7) White Sox
    8) Brewers
    9) Rangers
    10) Rays

    Watch out for the White Sox and Brewers. The Brewers improved their rotation greatly, and with Fielder and Braun they can beat anybody. And the White Sox rotation is great, and a healthy Carlos Quentin and Adam Dunn they should score more runs. There bullpen is outstanding too.

  48. Dave Says:

    Ok boys….. Here’s who I have confirmed for our 4th season.

    Two time world champion Love Boat Captains
    Red rays
    Chef dick
    The Haitian hammer
    Rays those cowbells
    Boston badboys
    Unsportsman mike
    Team one

    Dave mc? Alan ? LTZ?

    First one to reply to this post is in.

  49. Allan Says:


  50. Dave Says:

    Awesome! Welcome to the league.

    The commissioner, Ginger from the LBC’s will set up a date for the draft. I anticipate it will be in approximately 1 month. Please let me know if there are certain days or times that are better for you. No one wants to use the damn autodraft.

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