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By The Numbers: Chris Paddack, Eduardo Rodriguez, Tommy La Stella
By Andrew Gould on May, 16th 2019

Chris Paddack has both the lowest BABIP and highest hard-hit rate of all qualified starting pitchers. Contrary to earlier beliefs, we know that some pitchers can make some of their own good fortune on batted balls. Nobody, however, can sustain … read more »

Statcast Risers & Fallers: Week 7 (Fantasy Baseball)
By Nicholas Gerli on May, 15th 2019

Week 7 introduced some major shakeups to the Statcast leaderboards, with year-to-date staples Cody Bellinger and Gary Sanchez finally producing off weeks. Meanwhile, several high-profile, slumping players snapped out of their funks. Let’s explore Week 7’s Statcast Risers and Fallers. … read more »

Positive and Negative Regression Candidates (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Carmen Maiorano on May, 14th 2019

I’ve talked a lot about weather in this segment, so let’s stay on brand. For Mother’s Day, I thought it would be a great idea to treat my mom to the Cubs-Brewers Sunday Night Baseball game. Great son I am, … read more »

Pitcher’s Exit Velocity: May Update (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Michael Waterloo on May, 13th 2019

When we take a look at Statcast numbers, certain ones apply to both hitters and pitchers. Barrels, for instance, are used to measure well-hit balls with a great exit velocity and launch angle. Swinging strikes, on the other hand, are … read more »

By The Numbers: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tommy Pham, Josh Bell
By Andrew Gould on May, 9th 2019

Hyun-Jin Ryu has posted a 1.99 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 22 starts dating back to last season. This season, the southpaw has submitted a ridiculous 45 strikeouts to two walks in 44.1 frames. Not allowing a free pass in any … read more »

Statcast Risers & Fallers: Week 6 (Fantasy Baseball)
By Nicholas Gerli on May, 7th 2019

We’re going to change things up a bit on this iteration of Statcast Risers and Fallers, diving into the typical week’s highs and lows of Statcast performance while also looking back over the last month to identify the players who … read more »

Pitch Selection Changes: May Update (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Carmen Maiorano on May, 6th 2019

One of the best in the industry, Paul Sporer, put together a list of pitcher selection changes. For his podcast on the changes, go here. I’ll take a deeper look at a couple of pitchers who have had a drastic … read more »

Hitter’s Exit Velocity: May Update (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Carmen Maiorano on May, 6th 2019

In addition to checking out sample size metrics from FanGraphs, fellow FantasyPros writer Max Freeze has done research on when certain stats stabilize. One of the earliest ones is exit velocity, starting at around 16 games. Lucky for us, we … read more »

By The Numbers: Trevor Bauer, Javier Baez, Ryan Pressly
By Andrew Gould on May, 2nd 2019

In an April where the majority of expected aces underwhelmed, Trevor Bauer stood out as a saving grace. Even he, however, has regressed from 2018’s breakout. Despite his 2.45 ERA, there are plenty of warning signs to heed before locking … read more »

Positive & Negative Regression Candidates (2019 Fantasy Baseball)
By Carmen Maiorano on April, 30th 2019

Accountability. That’s something the fantasy community, as well as meteorologists, often lack. After getting through five weeks of baseball, it makes sense to revisit some of the good and bad regression candidates. There have been some poor choices, as it … read more »