I’ll be brief again today because opening pitch for the early games is less than an hour away. I’ve noticed some inconsistencies with some of the statistics I use for my research. I hope it’s an early season problem, but I’m not sure. I had to do a bit of extra digging today and potentially […]
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The quality of pitching dropped considerably today, as we go from a full slate of teams’ aces to a shorter slate of mostly No. 2s.
Upside is all you hear about this time of year. “Pick the player with upside” has been written at Chinstrap Ninjas a number of times, mostly because it’s a great strategy. What isn’t discussed enough is downside risk. Downside risk encompasses the qualities we look for when determining busts. It is easy to spot — […]
Yesterday we expanded the 5×5 project by discussing elite hitters. Among the revelations: There are no consensus 30-30 players projected for 2010. Now it’s time to look at the pitchers. Check out the final post on ERA that contains links to all the other parts of the series. The series itself reviewed three different and […]
Earned Run Average is standard in 5x5s, but it can be a finicky statistic. Its most significant fault is that while pitchers are saddled with responsibility for it, the final number isn’t always in their control. There are a lot of factors that can go into a run scoring, earned or unearned, but this is […]
Few past figures real or imaginary could crack a whip quite like Indiana Jones — for reference, we’re talking about the pre-crystal/aliens Indy here. The only other character that springs to mind immediately is Calibos from The Clash of the Titans. Whether you prefer to associate with Hollywood’s whip heroes or whip villains is really […]
Strikeouts are the one statistic that Major League pitchers really have control over. Every other category they get credit for can be affected both positively and negatively by the offense and defense around him. Cherish the strikeout pitcher. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the hurlers who are most likely to get […]