I haven’t read it yet, but will note that Fangraphs does a blurb on every player with a 35+ grade, and having 40 of those is a very healthy number. More comments later.
I had a look at how Fangraphs' grades of our players compare to their grades of the other 12 teams they have graded so far. Fangraphs grades every player they consider to be a 35+ grade or higher.
First the good news: Fangraphs deemed the O's to have 40 players worthy of a 35+ grade or higher, tied for the 4th highest total of the 13 teams they've graded. The teams ahead of the O's are Arizona (47), Minnesota (42) and Miami (41), and Houston is tied with us at 40. Breaking it down f