Opening Weekend Overreactions, 2024

Sweating out saves. Compulsively checking live scoring. Spending Sunday trying to figure out FAAB bids (in my case, in the car on a road trip home... more on that later). In other words: a return to normal for us fantasy-obsessed.

With only a few days in the books, it's too early for even our snappiest of judgments—we'll start on those next week—but let's play loose and overreact to what we saw this past weekend. 

League-wide trends

A quick check on league-wide contact, power, and speed metrics from the season's first four days (data from FanGraphs):

SeasonBB%AVGK%Barrel%HR/FSB%SBA%
20228.2%0.24322.4%7.5%11.4%75.4%7.6%
20238.6%0.24822.7%8.1%12.7%80.2%9.8%
20249.0%0.25323.1%7.7%12.5%78.9%8.7%

No groundbreaking changes from last year, but...

Almost!

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