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2020 Fantasy Baseball: Using K%+IFFB%-BB% To Target Relief Pitchers

This quick article and chart is the complement to the starting pitcher article I released yesterday. Please visit that article for more of the history and theory behind this strategy. In short, I use this data set to target both starting and relief pitching prior to the draft and throughout the season during wavier wire or FAAB periods.

Following the publishing of this chart, I will run separate pieces on relief pitchers to target and avoid that reflect this strategy and their current NFBC ADP.

Side note: I set a 10 inning minimum for innings pitched as a reliever. You may create a similar sheet and adjust your innings minimums and toggle between starters and relievers, should you choose.

Here’s a direct link to the chart, but it should also be embedded below. If you have any questions, pop them in the comments and I’ll gladly respond.

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2 Comments

  1. Kevin Hollinger
    March 8, 2020 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    Greetings! can you help me understand your color coding in this chart? You also mentioned to try to get 2 top 25 arms and then go for the others in mid- and late -rounds? I was gonna get SP 1 and then focus on batters for a few rounds, thoughts?
    Thank you,
    KjH

  2. March 25, 2020 at 9:03 am — Reply

    @KJH

    Thanks for reading.

    Green = Above average per FanGraphs standards
    Yellow = Average per FanGraphs standards
    Red = Below Average per FanGraphs standards

    I think your strategy is sound – can definitely get on board with that. Personally, I’ve been trying to target bats early and find my SP1 in the 3rd or 4th rounds, then get try to secure SP2 before round 10. Two SP, two RP and six bats in first ten rounds is my ideal start.

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