Adjusted Mayberry Method Ratings for NL

The last couple years, I have calculated the Mayberry Method for the NL from the Baseball Forecaster Book from Ron Shandler. The Mayberry Method is based on speed, power, batting average, and role (PAs). A score from 0 to 5 is assigned for each of the three skill categories and added and multiplied to the role score. After the “raw” score is determined, it is multiplied by three reliability factors.

When I determine the total score for each player, I split them up into positions. Next, I take the 30th percentile score (widely considered as the replacement level) and subtract each score from the replacement-level score for that position.

For example, Christian Yelich had a 2 score for power, a 4 score for speed and batting average, and a 5 score for role. One would add (2+4+4+5)=15. Then I multiplied 15 by 5 (the role score) and got 75. Next I multiplied 75 by the three reliability scores which were 1.05, 1.05, and 1.1 to get 90.95 as the total score. Because, Yelich was an outfielder, his score was subtracted by the replacement level score for outfielder of 63. So, Yelich’s final score was 27.95, good for 25th overall. Without much further ado, here are the rankings.

The first column is the total score, the second column is the name and position, the third column the number equivalent of the position (Catcher 2, 1B 3, 2B 4 and so forth), the final column is the position adjusted Mayberry score. Notice four out of the five players are second basemen (the other is Starling Marte an elite power-speed-BA player). Note for fantasy players in NL-only leagues, second basemen make up seven out of the top-20 but are far-and-few-between lower than that.

88.935 Daniel Murphy 2B 4 52.635
88.935 Ben Zobrist 2B 4 52.635
113.135 Starling Marte OF 7 50.135
80.85 DJ LeMahieu 2B 4 44.55
78.65 Howie Kendrick 2B 4 42.35
97.02 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 3 42.02
73.5 Anthony Rendon 2B 4 37.2
86.82188 Nolan Arenado 3B 5 36.82188
96.8 Andrew McCutchen OF 7 33.8
82.5825 Todd Frazier 3B 5 32.5825
80.85 Jacob Realmuto C 2 31.85
68.07938 Joe Panik 2B 4 31.77938
81.675 Corey Seager 3B 5 31.675
86.515 Adrian Gonzalez 1B 3 31.515
94.5 A.J Pollock OF 7 31.5
79.86 Buster Posey C 2 30.86
93.7125 Ryan Bruan OF 7 30.7125
80.465 Matt Carpenter 3B 5 30.465
80.465 Matt Duffy 3B 5 30.465
66.70125 Brandon Phillips 2B 4 30.40125
93.17 Justin Upton OF 7 30.17
84.7 Anthony Rizzo 1B 3 29.7
92.4 Charlie Blackmon OF 7 29.4
90.95625 Ben Revere OF 7 27.95625
90.95625 Christian Yelich OF 7 27.95625
82.5825 Ian Desmond SS 6 26.5825
82.5825 Jimmy Rollins SS 6 26.5825
82.5825 Jean Segura SS 6 26.5825
88.935 Dexter Fowler OF 7 25.935
75.24563 Neil Walker 2B 5 25.24563
61.425 Josh Harrison 2B 4 25.125
80.85 Dee Gordan SS 6 24.85
60.5 Wilmer Flores 2B SS 4 24.2
78.82875 Freddie Freeman 1B 3 23.82875
86.82188 Edgar Inciarte OF 7 23.82188
72.765 Wellington Castillo C 2 23.765
86.625 Norichika Aoki OF 7 23.625
73.31625 Corey Spagenberg 2B 5 23.31625
78.82875 Brandon Crawford SS 6 22.82875
72.765 Yangervis Solerte 3B 5 22.765
77.175 Adam Lind 1B 3 22.175
84.8925 Jason Heyward OF 7 21.8925
84.8925 Seth Smith OF 7 21.8925
71.5 Kris Bryant 3B 5 21.5
69.3 Derek Norris C 2 20.3
69.8775 Martin Prado 3B 5 19.8775
82.6875 Khris Davis OF 7 19.6875
82.5825 Gregory Polanco OF 7 19.5825
82.5 Stephen Piscotty OF 7 19.5
68.25 Jonathan Lucroy C 2 19.25
80.85 Odubel Herrera OF 7 17.85
72.765 Pedro Alverez 1B 3 17.765
80.325 Bryce Harper OF 7 17.325
66.15 Justin Turner 3B 5 16.15
65.835 Yasmany Tomas 3B 5 15.835
78.75 Chris Coghlan OF 7 15.75
78.75 Yasiel Puig OF 7 15.75
71.6625 Chris Owings SS 6 15.6625
71.6625 Jose Reyes SS 6 15.6625
78.65 Jay Bruce OF 7 15.65
51.7275 Jace Peterson 2B 4 15.4275
51.7275 Javier Baez 2B 4 15.4275
70 Brandon Belt 1B 3 15
69.4575 Lucas Duda 1B 3 14.4575
77.175 Curtis Granderson OF 7 14.175
77.175 Marcell Ozuna OF 7 14.175
69.3 Eugenio Suarez SS 6 13.3
75.24 David Peralta OF 7 12.24
66.825 Joey Votto 1B 3 11.825
61.425 Maikel Franco 3B 5 11.425
66 Ryan Zimmerman 1B 3 11
66.70125 Adeiny Hechavarria SS 6 10.70125
60.5 Yunel Escobar 3B 5 10.5
73.205 Nick Markakis OF 7 10.205
72.765 Marlon Byrd OF 7 9.765
71.32125 Andre Ethier OF 7 8.32125
70.875 Matt Kemp OF 7 7.875
57.60563 Jacob Lamb 3B 5 7.605625
70.56 Hunter Pence OF 7 7.56
69.825 Randal Grichuk OF 7 6.825
62.37 Jung-Ho Kang SS 6 6.37
55.2825 Travis D’Arnaud C 2 6.2825
55.125 Yadier Molina C 2 6.125
68.4 Corey Dickerson OF 7 5.4
66.70125 Billy Hamilton OF 7 3.70125
40 Jedd Gyorko 2B 4 3.7
52.25 Nick Hundley C 2 3.25
53.24 Kolten Wong 2B 5 3.24
66.15 Denard Span OF 7 3.15
65.835 Michael Taylor OF 7 2.835
57.1725 Addison Russell SS 6 1.1725
49.37625 Miguel Montero C 2 0.37625
49.005 Kyle Schwarber C 2 0.005
36.3 Cesar Hernandez 2B 4 0
63 Carlos Gonzalez RF 7 0
63 Giancarlo Stanton OF 7 0
54.57375 Brandon Moss 1B OF 3 -0.42625
62.37 Michael Conforto OF 7 -0.63
55.125 Freddy Galvis SS 6 -0.875
55.125 Jordy Mercer SS 6 -0.875
60.6375 Joc Pederson OF 7 -2.3625
33.075 Kiki Hernandez 2B 4 -3.225
33 Danny Espinosa 2B 4 -3.3
33 Scooter Gennett 2B 4 -3.3
59.535 Matt Holiday OF 7 -3.465
44.55 Hector Olivera 3B 5 -5.45
49.5 Justin Bour 1B 3 -5.5
49.6125 Ruden Tejada SS 6 -6.3875
43.2 David Wright 3B 5 -6.8
55.2825 Jorge Soler OF 7 -7.7175
39.9 Yasmani Grandal C 2 -9.1
53.865 Cameron Maybin OF 7 -9.135
26.73 Jose Paraza 2B 4 -9.57
45.6 Zack Cozart SS 6 -10.4
37.8 Wilson Ramos C 2 -11.2
43.32 Wil Myers OF 1B 3 -11.68
45.36 Jayson Werth LF 7 -17.64
36.3 Ben Paulsen 1B 3 -18.7
29.7 Brandon Drury 3B 5 -20.3
29.62575 Derek Dietrich OF 3B 5 -20.3743
29.04 Cody Asche OF 3B 5 -20.96
38.115 Gregor Blanco OF 7 -24.885
36.6795 Aaron Altherr OF 7 -26.3205
32.67 Travis Janikowski OF 7 -30.33
28.728 Carl Crawford OF 7 -34.272
28.08 Michael Cuddyer OF 7 -34.92
26.46 Dominic Brown OF 7 -36.54





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Thanks for this useful tool! Without it, I might do something stupid in my fantasy draft like picking Stanton when Marlon Byrd is available.