Monday, January 12, 2015
FanGraphs: Sox Top The Majors In 'Deep Depth'
the Red Sox are number one in major league baseball in the "amount of depth" on their current roster. The site's Jeff Sullivan put together the analysis that measures how many players each team has on the roster of at least a projected 1.0 WAR (excluding bullpens). Amazingly, Boston tallies 24 such players—four ahead of the Pirates and Twins (yes, the Twins!). The A's, Mariners and Yankees follow next on the list—with the Braves and Phillies bringing up the rear. It's an interesting analysis and suggests the Sox may be better positioned than we think in the watered-down AL East.