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Week 11 Quick Grades (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

by Chris Clegg | @RotoClegg | Featured Writer
Jun 18, 2022

 

It is good to be back. After being out of town for the last week and a bit out of touch with the baseball world, everything feels right now that I am writing the Quick Grades article for the upcoming week. Each week I rank the top 100 hitters without bias using a variety of data. I take games played, park factors, matchups, and projections to help you find the top hitters for the upcoming week. I have described the process in more detail below as well as have the top-100 projected hitters for the week. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck in your leagues this week.

The Quick Grade Series

Each week, I will provide breakdowns of hitters with a grade range from 40 to 100. Think about a school grade (90-100 being an A, 80-89 equaling a B, and 70-79 = C, and so on). Grades are weighted based on several different factors that I discuss below.

Week eleven covers games for the week of Monday, June 20, through Sunday, June 26.

You can find the Week 10 Quick Grades here.

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How It Works

We established that each hitter would have a grade based on four categories that would land them a total score between 40 and 100. Each of the four categories will are graded from 10 to 25, which lands us at that total score. Here is what goes into it:

  • Games Played – Let’s start simple. The more games played in a week, the more stats a player can accumulate. Maximizing plate appearances for fantasy baseball is huge. If the player you roster has seven games versus a different player having five games, it is a no-brainer. If a team is scheduled to play seven games that week, the team’s hitter will get 25 points. Six games earn a hitter 23 points, and five games drop you down to 20. If a team is set to play more than seven games in a week, that player will get 27 points for games.
  • Ballpark Factors – Is a hitter playing four games in Coors? What about three in Oakland? These things matter. We will use the FantasyPros park factors to help us out there. I have created an algorithm that gives each ballpark a score from 10-25. Then factoring in how many games a hitter plays where each week, a score of 10-to-25 is given.
  • Matchups – Does a hitter have strong splits against a left or right-handed pitcher? What if they face three lefties this week with a poor split against lefties. We factor that in.
  • Projections – Finally, we will factor in projections. I will update using FantasyPros projections and scale them down to a weekly projection. It is not perfect, but using projections with the other factors can help project how a player might perform.

Week 11 Hitter Grades (6/20-6/26)


Team to Stream: Miami Marlins

It could turn out to be a big week upcoming for Miami Marlins hitters. They play seven games next week with four coming against the Mets and three against the Rockies. Even though they play at home and not in Coors Field, the pitching matchups are very favorable all week for the Marlins. Stream any unrostered Marlins hitters next week in your fantasy leagues.

Team to Fade: New York Yankees

The Yankees have been one of the hottest teams in baseball this season, but next week could prove tough for the Bronx Bombers. The Yankees first draw a series with the Rays which will see them face Shane McClanahan, Shane Baz, and Josh Fleming. Then a four-game set with the Astros brings Framber Valdez, Justin Verlander, Cristian Javier, and Jose Urquidy to the mound to face New York. It could turn out to still be a fine week for Yankees hitters, but the pitching matchups are far from easy.

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