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Regression Report: Looking Ahead to 2018
By Tom Whalen on August, 29th 2017

On this season’s final Regression Report, let’s take a step back from the hubbub of your fantasy pennant race and look forward to 2018 drafts. These five players all have current-season results that appear notably out of character with their … read more »

Regression Report: Jameson Taillon, Jhoulys Chacin, Patrick Corbin
By Tom Whalen on August, 15th 2017

As we did on last week’s Regression Report, let’s highlight some fantasy-relevant players who have recently seen their ownership decline, this time from the pitching side of the proverbial diamond. Are these sustainable trends that have caused their ownership to … read more »

Notable Batted Ball Profiles: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Willson Contreras
By Kenyatta Storin on August, 8th 2017

This is the fourth edition of Notable Batted Ball Profiles, a monthly article where we – you guessed it – dig into the batted ball profiles of various players and see what their fantasy value looks like moving forward. You can learn … read more »

Regression Report: Yoan Moncada, Nick Castellanos, Matt Adams
By Tom Whalen on August, 7th 2017

Now that the trade deadlines in many leagues are behind us, the waiver wire is the last recourse for overhauling our fantasy squads and adjusting to the specific needs of our title race. But whereas many owners look at the … read more »

Regression Report: Jonathan Gray, Jaime Garcia, Lance Lynn
By Tom Whalen on August, 1st 2017

With fantasy trade deadlines on the horizon, understanding discrepancies in actual versus perceived value can be a crucial pivot point in determining league fortunes. On this week’s Regression Report, let’s take a look at five starters whose production in July … read more »

Regression Report: Todd Frazier, Maikel Franco, Tommy Pham (Fantasy Baseball)
By Tom Whalen on July, 24th 2017

On this week’s Regression Report, let’s focus on a month-long sample of Batting Average On Balls In Play (BABIP), perhaps the most popular regression indicator for hitters, at least in terms of gauging the sustainability of their associated batting average … read more »

Regression Report: Aaron Nola, Zach Godley, Jose Berrios
By Tom Whalen on July, 19th 2017

All statistics are agnostic–they present information and leave the analysis to us. Perhaps left-on-base rate (LOB%) is especially so, thanks in large part to its simplicity. This statistic means pretty much exactly what it says it means: it lists the … read more »

Notable Batted Ball Profiles: First Half Review
By Kenyatta Storin on July, 11th 2017

This is the third edition of Notable Batted Ball Profiles, a monthly article where we — you guessed it — dig into the batted ball profiles of various players, and see what their fantasy value looks like moving forward. You can … read more »

Regression Report: Clint Frazier, Randal Grichuk, Chris Owings
By Tom Whalen on July, 10th 2017

With the All-Star Break upon us, now is the time to take a quick breather from the rigors of daily roster management to consider what moves can be made to prepare our teams for contention. Which under-owned players are worth … read more »

By The Numbers: Jose Ramirez, Justin Smoak, Michael Conforto
By Kenyatta Storin on July, 6th 2017

Note: This marks our last edition of By The Numbers this season. If you’ve enjoyed these pieces, be sure to check out the monthly series, Notable Batted Ball Profiles, which digs into some similar sabermetrics goodness. The next one comes out … read more »