Batting

Patrick
Davitt
March 06, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
Last week's BBG about adjusting Mayberry using Rel scores drew a relatively large number of comments, one of which asked if we had back-tested the concept using 2011 data. We hadn’t, but it seemed like a swell idea. And let it never be said that we aren’t ready to exploit someone else’s swell idea!
Patrick
Davitt
February 28, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
Can Craig Gentry (pictured) use his glove to get some centerfield love? Just one of the many spring training questions in this week's BBG.
Patrick
Davitt
February 21, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
Spring training questions about guys like Vernon Wells inspire us to poetic whimsy...
Patrick
Davitt
February 14, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
[FREE] The chances you’ll find a diamond in the rough among NRIs are about the same as finding a box of chocolates in the garage because you forgot today is Valentine’s Day.
Patrick
Davitt
January 27, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Assigning gains or losses after a player move is a bit of a mug’s game. The change in home ballpark affects only half the games, after all, and we have to consider such other factors as lineup differences, new managers and teammates, even weather.
Patrick
Davitt
January 06, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Last month, the Batting Buyers Guide examined hitters who had very poor seasons in 2011, looking at which of them might be most likely to “regress to the mean” of their weighted average performance from 2008-10. As with last time, we started by finding the batters whose 2011 seasons varied sharply from their norms, this time by doing far better than their norms suggested.
Patrick
Davitt
December 09, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
In this edition of the Batting Buyers Guide, we’ll look at players who had unusually poor seasons, and assess their capacity to “bounce back” to useful productivity levels; the next edition, in early January, will identify and assess some of 2011’s overperformers.
Patrick
Davitt
September 20, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
With about 10 games left in the regular season, it's time for us to declare our 2011 Fantasy Baseball All-Star batters.
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