This is my first official daily fix since the all-star break. The all-star break is not the half way point, but it is a natural break. Given that, we will be changing strategies a tad moving forward. We will still try to exploit some negative match-ups, but we will primarily
One of my favorite parts of the tables I throw up is that they often tell a story you aren’t meaning to tell. In this case, we are looking strictly at fielding numbers, but in the case of both the Braves and the Nationals they tell a story of why
Opportunities don’t come along like this very often. Those of you that know me know I play the Double Up! contest habitually, but Draftkings has made an offer I can’t refuse and you shouldn’t either. Draftkings is presenting a one time contest where the winner is set to earn $125,000. Yup,
Fielding analysis and fantasy sports don’t mix. At least, they don’t mix yet. A scant decade ago, fielding analysis and sabermetrics didn’t mix either and sabermetrics has always been on the sharp edge on the spear of thinking in the sport. Sabermetricians have always been about value. Simply put, they
It must be the all-star break if we are talking about fielding on a fantasy baseball website. Well, I must admit that I am a sucker for deep fielding analysis, and while really getting into the fielding numbers isn’t necessary to fantasy success, paying some attention can only help you
It happens seemingly on a monthly basis these days. Some new pitcher gets called up and takes the world by storm. Perhaps it is the fact that pitching seems to be making a comeback after a couple of decades where hitters seemed to dominate. Perhaps, it is because teams can’t
We reach the end of the plate discipline series today. Of course, this is always something that can be revisited later, but when we see the results here we see how important plate discipline really is. There is a larger separation between the good, bad, and ugly in right field
Officially, the votes for the final all-star game spot will be decided today. You get the ultimate philosophical question between Freddie Freeman and Yasiel Puig. Puig has taken the baseball world by storm much the same way that Mike Trout did a year ago. Yet, he has only been doing
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the household. We’ve been moving and for anyone that knows, that’s not something that gets completely done over a weekend. We’ll probably still have unopened boxes for the next couple of months. The game of baseball marches on until the all-star break.
It’s certainly been awhile since we saw an edition of the plate discipline series. As John Lennon said, life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. It was a longer break for me and just in time as the sport comes to its predetermined halfway point.