2024 Santana Plan Anchors

The Santana Plan is a roster construction strategy that advocates buying one elite starting pitcher that satisfies statistical screens for excellence over his past two seasons. The anchors are not necessarily the best starting pitchers for 2024, but instead are the elite starters who are most likely to retain in 2024 the skills they displayed in 2023.

This is our second Santana Plan article during this off-season: the first article appeared in the 2024 edition of the Baseball Forecaster. You might want to review that article if you have a copy of the book. That article recapped roster construction strategy, reviewed how effective the statistical screen has been at picking elite starters to draft, and concluded that the anchors performed...


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