Back in spring training, ESPN Insider brought the last version of our semiannual Future Power Rankings. Today we reveal our in-season update.
We've once again asked three of our top baseball analysts -- Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney -- to rank all 30 teams in five different categories (see table) in an attempt to measure how well each team is set up for sustained success over the next five years.
The better your rank in a given category, the more points you get, and the average point scores from the three voters are available in the bar graphs accompanying each team's section, rounded to the nearest integer.
We weighted the categories and then gave each team a score on a scale of 1 to 100, with the score representing a team's percentage of total possible points. (For a detailed breakdown of the methodology used for the Future Power Rankings, click here.)
With each team's ranking, you'll also get a take from Buster, Jim and Keith. Buster will give an overview of the franchise's future; Jim will explain the biggest dilemma currently facing the team; Keith will highlight a new "guy," someone who has significantly improved his prospect status this year. (Note: 2013 draftees were not considered.)
So who's No. 1? Which team did our team of experts think is best equipped for success over the next half-decade? It's time to find out.