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Sabermetrics Glossary: Left on Base Percentage
By Jon Anderson on March, 25th 2020

Left on Base Percentage (LOB%), also known as Strand Rate, is one of the simpler advanced statistics to calculate. It is simply the number of base-runners that a pitcher leaves on base at the end of an inning divided by … read more »

Sabermetrics Glossary: O-Swing Percentage
By Jon Anderson on March, 23rd 2020

O-Swing%, sometimes called Chase Rate is a plate discipline metric. The calculation is the number of out of the zone pitches a hitter swings at divided by the total number of out of the zone pitches the hitter faces. This … read more »

Sabermetrics Glossary: Called Strike Plus Whiff Rate (CSW)
By Jon Anderson on March, 17th 2020

Called Strike Plus Whiff Rate (CSW) is a new statistic that has popped up in the last few years that takes pitcher metrics one step further. Everybody is probably familiar with Swinging Strike Rate, which is simply the number of … read more »

9 Riskiest Players to Draft (2020 Fantasy Baseball)
By FantasyPros Staff on March, 2nd 2020

March has arrived and the first regular-season game is less than a month away (3/26)! It’s now time for fantasy baseball owners everywhere to start gearing up for their drafts. One area to focus on in your preparation is knowing … read more »

Differences Between FanGraphs’ and Statcast’s Quality of Contact Data (Fantasy Baseball)
By Jon Anderson on February, 21st 2020

The two most popular places for baseball player data are FanGraphs and Baseball Savant (where Statcast data lives). These websites both have their own unique flavors, but naturally, there is a lot of overlap. There are some areas where these … read more »

Sabermetrics Glossary: Swinging Strike Rate
By Jarad Evans on February, 4th 2020

FantasyPros is putting together a glossary of sabermetrics for readers to reference. Deeper analysis is critical to the success of fantasy baseball players. We are providing the glossary so that you can easily reference the stats we cite and see … read more »

Players to Avoid Based on Luck Factor Analysis (2020 Fantasy Baseball)
By Jon Anderson on February, 1st 2020

Luck is a big factor in baseball; there are a lot of events out of a hitter or pitcher’s control. In this article, we will go through a few statistical categories covering such situations and point out players that may … read more »

Sabermetrics Glossary: Expected wOBA (xwOBA)
By Jon Anderson on January, 31st 2020

Expected Weighted On-base Average (xwOBA) is a relatively new statistic that was born with the institution of the Statcast system in Major League Ballparks in 2015. To understand xwOBA, you should get a good grasp of wOBA first. Practice fast mock … read more »

Sabermetrics Glossary: Expected Batting Average (xBA)
By Jon Anderson on January, 31st 2020

The main goal of the advanced statistics that have come out of the Statcast revolution in baseball is to take luck out of the equation as much as possible. The way to do this with hitters is to drill every … read more »

Sabermetrics Glossary: Exit Velocity
By Jon Anderson on January, 30th 2020

Every batted ball in a baseball game is hit with a certain velocity, and Major League Baseball has been tracking all of those velocities for all games since the 2015 season. We now have the ability to go see exactly … read more »