Monday, March 14, 2011

Dalton Jones Average: Optimism

The initial reading by FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Panel suggests a lot of pre-season optimism. Panel members assigned an overall average score of 77.6—out of a possible 100. Going forward, the DJIA Index score will be based on this number—normalized as 100.0. Each month during the season, the Panel will assign another score and FN will report either an increase or a decrease from the 100.0 base.

The DJIA composite index is made up of confidence readings for four key metrics: starting pitching, relief pitching, overall offense and overall defense. You can see the scores for each of the metrics HERE.

For perspective, our initial pre-season reading in the 2007 Championship Year was 72.5—more than five points lower than the current reading.