We have reached the moment where we have finally gotten to the best starting pitchers on the market. It shouldn’t be any surprise that most of these guys are clumped on teams that are destined to be there in October. The old adage goes that great pitching beats great hitting.
Evaluating and ranking starting pitchers is difficult at best. Unlike their position player counterparts, pitchers are extremely reliant on the fielders behind him, the hitters for run support, and the bullpen to preserve their leads. Wins haven’t had the stranglehold on the game that they had in the past, but
Now that the season is drawing to a close, it is high time to start looking at the awards races. We want to do this before the playoffs because awards voting takes place before the playoffs begin, but so much of what we think about players depends on what they
This August trading season in 2017 was more active than any in recent memory. Of course, just because the calendar flipped to September doesn’t mean trades will essentially end. However, 12 PM eastern standard time was the deadline for setting up playoff rosters. So, the Astros got a deal in
Evaluating pitchers is the hardest part of fantasy baseball because of what I like to call the three P’s. The three P’s in this case are performance, predictability, and portibility. In terms of performance we have what we would call performance data and what we would call process data. For
Offseason Overview Is there a team in more limbo than the Tigers right now? Needing only a couple of pieces to really compete again but with already enough pieces to help restock the farm system. The Tigers have chosen to do neither. The club option was taken up on Francisco
The rotation series is very similar to the lineup series we completed last week. We take the projected top five starters in the rotation (according to rosterresource.com) and calculate their three year average in three Baseball Prospectus statistics. Obviously, the idea is to give a sort of power rankings and
It seems like yesterday when we were doing our first fantasy baseball final of the 2016 season. Today marks the last one of the season. There were so many great stories we followed as the season went on that it seems unfair to try to pick one to close with.
When the clock turns to September the typical baseball fan turns their attention to the pennant races and award races. Most fantasy players have figured out whether they will be in the playoffs or not. So, our attention moves to Cy Young races during this edition. The American League race
There were pink uniforms aplenty on this Mother’s Day, 2016, with a full slate of 15 ballgames. Today’s action will be headlined by the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox squaring off in the Bronx at 8 PM EST. The Sox will send knuckleballer Steven Wright to the hill