Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Our 2016 Dalton Jones Industrial Average Reading Is In!

We have received our initial 2016 pre-season score from readers worldwide on FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average. The results show a "raw score" of 67.3just .1 points higher that 2015's initial reading of 67.2. These scores pale in comparison to 2014's initial reading of 73.4 (of course, that was coming off 2013's World Series Championship). This new raw number (67.3) is out of a maximum possible score of 100.0. It will be normalized and set to 100.0 as the benchmark reading for the remainder of the 2016 season. Readings higher or lower than the benchmark will be reported once a month through September. This year's individual raw scores were: starting pitching—60.0 (compared with 46.2 last year); relief pitching—76.3 (compared with 66.6 last year); total offense—68.0 (compared with 84.7 last year); and total defense—65.0 (compared with 71.2 last year). So, basically, pre-season evaluations are higher than last year for starting pitching and relief pitching and lower than last year for total offense and total defense. Look for our updated DJIA scores at the end of each month.