The position that haunts all 30 MLB teams and what it means

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Is there one positional itch your favorite MLB team has that it can never quite scratch, at least to your satisfaction?

Just as some ballclubs seem to have a feel for identifying standouts consistently at some spots over the years, others seem to flail at the same position year after year after year. We've looked at this dynamic before, two years ago, so consider this an update -- based on what happened last season and what we've seen so far this offseason. Is there still a way to turn things around?

The rankings that follow are based on a concept called "hole score." The full methodology is explained below, but the bottom line is this:

This is not a ranking in which you want to be high up on the list.