The rating system is based on the run value of a player at a particular position, relative to a replacement player. Replacement-player values are based on post-draft free agents at each position. The scale is set to zero for replacement players and 100 for an arbitrary “superstar” level. Run values are adjusted to expected game participation of regular position players, starters, and relievers. Run values do not take into account the following ratings: injury, jump, steal, speed, hold, catcher throw, outfield throw, and double-play turn. Run values are based on an average of all current ABL parks.
Team power rankings are calculated by adding the run values of 19 players on each team:
- 8 position players chosen for maximum value as a group (Platoons are not considered.)
- 2 additional position players, which represent DH and bench strength
- 5 most valuable starters
- 4 most valuable relievers
The post-draft power rankings are depicted in the chart below.
Syracuse has the strongest position players, Orlando has the weakest. La Jolla has the strongest starting rotation, Ocracoke has the weakest. Chesapeake Bay has the strongest bullpen, Mudville has the weakest.
The power rankings are a simple measurement of team strength and may not accurately predict win/loss records.