Most teams in the big leagues have moved to some form analytics. In some respects, you would almost think the blogosphere is disappointed at the concept. Ruben Amaro Jr. is one of the few that has shunned sabermetrics as a decision making tool. Writers throughout the internet and even in
View image | gettyimages.com The catcher position has been like the walking dead this season as several high profile catchers have either missed most or all of the season to date. The preseason rankings are virtually irrelevant at this point with as many as five top ten catchers either on
View image | gettyimages.com Why should I bother reading this? Most fantasy baseball fans would bypass this article the first time they see the word “fielding” in the headline. Why should I care about fielding as a fantasy baseball player? That’s an excellent question and it deserves a serious answer.
View image | gettyimages.com Everyone that studies baseball even in their spare time has pet projects and numbers they love to explore. For me, I love to explore different fielding metrics and plate discipline numbers. I’ve talked about fielding numbers on this site before, but that has a very limited
View image | gettyimages.com In years past, we’ve taken a look at my stat, total run index, and used it to forge our position rankings. Somewhere along the way I made a stark discovery: sometimes advanced mathematics and fantasy sports don’t mix. First, it was hard to make those figures
View image | gettyimages.com One of the more interesting debates in the fantasy sports world is the appropriate place for advanced metrics. I’ve tried relying on them before and they’ve landed me in last place. So, there are two keys to using advanced metrics. The first is to find the
There are two categories of catchers left on the fantasy landscape after our first real offensive value edition. There are catchers that were expected to be top notch catchers, but are merely performing as above average catchers. That’s bad enough, but then there are catchers that are actually performing below
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Total run index actually began about five years ago when I began working on a metric I called the Hall of Fame Index. The idea was pretty simple. The idea was to use multiple statistical sources to get the consensus on a player. It culminated in a book I published
Average draft position (ADP) is one of the most valuable tools in a fantasy player’s arsenal if they know how to use it. Our own Brett Talley has already looked at the catcher position, but it is always a good idea to keep looking back. After all, ADP is an