Recently, the good folks at MLB.com broke down the players at every position on the diamond into tiers for fantasy purposes. Combined with my baseball database (updated as of the start of Spring Training games), I thought this would be a good opportunity to size up the Fantasy Astrology lineups for the upcoming season. So I threw together some projected rosters based on MLB.com's overall fantasy rankings, and devised a rudimentary point system to determine which astrological signs are the best equipped for success in the 2019 season.
Basically, signs get five (5) points for each tier one (I) player in their talent pool, 4 points per tier II player, 3 points per tier III player, 2 points per tier IV player, and 1 point per tier V player (a tier that only exists for outfielders and relief pitchers). The math nerds amongst you might be able to come up with a better, more comprehensive system, but this is the best I could do under the... amount of work I was willing to put into this project. There's also a color-coding system, but that is detailed in the following image that also has point totals for all 12 signs.
As you can see, Aries is the clear winner with an 12 "point" advantage over runner-up Sagittarius, a sign that has never yet had much fantasy astrology success, but that could change with a sneaky good lineup that might prove good enough to carry a lackluster piching staff. Those two are followed by perennial contender Virgo, then a tie between Pisces and Cancer (the "Fish" are listed above the "Crabs" because they have more "tiered" players), with former powerhouse Libra not far behind.
Then there's a clear dropoff in talent level as we get to the second half of the league. Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio are closely grouped together as far as points, but each have significant holes in their respective rosters (which will be ennumerated in subsequent recap posts to appear at a later date). Last year's surprise champion Gemini headlines the bottom quarter of the astrology teams, with Capricorn barely reaching the 20 point barrier, while the hapless Aquarius brings up the rear, as usual.
Below is a list of all 12 fantasy astrology teams - in text form, not an image. As articles for each team (or perhaps for each division) start to appear, this text will magically transform into hyperlinks, on which you will then be able to click to lead you to said articles. Until that starts to happen, please enjoy some let's play videos of (the remastered version of) one of the best video games of all time, Batman: Arkham City!
- FIRE DIVISION
- EARTH DIVISION
- WATER DIVISION
- AIR DIVISION