Batters

Last week's BBG about adjusting Mayberry using Rel scores drew a relatively large number of comments, one of which asked if we had back-tested the concept using 2011 data. We hadn’t, but it seemed like a swell idea. And let it never be said that we aren’t ready to exploit someone else’s swell idea!
Mar 6 2012 12:01am
Can Craig Gentry (pictured) use his glove to get some centerfield love? Just one of the many spring training questions in this week's BBG.
Feb 28 2012 12:01am
Spring training questions about guys like Vernon Wells inspire us to poetic whimsy...
Feb 21 2012 12:01am
[FREE] The chances you’ll find a diamond in the rough among NRIs are about the same as finding a box of chocolates in the garage because you forgot today is Valentine’s Day.
Feb 14 2012 12:01am
Assigning gains or losses after a player move is a bit of a mug’s game. The change in home ballpark affects only half the games, after all, and we have to consider such other factors as lineup differences, new managers and teammates, even weather.
Jan 27 2012 12:00am
Last month, the Batting Buyers Guide examined hitters who had very poor seasons in 2011, looking at which of them might be most likely to “regress to the mean” of their weighted average performance from 2008-10. As with last time, we started by finding the batters whose 2011 seasons varied sharply from their norms, this time by doing far better than their norms suggested.
Jan 6 2012 12:00am
In this edition of the Batting Buyers Guide, we’ll look at players who had unusually poor seasons, and assess their capacity to “bounce back” to useful productivity levels; the next edition, in early January, will identify and assess some of 2011’s overperformers.
Dec 9 2011 12:00am
With about 10 games left in the regular season, it's time for us to declare our 2011 Fantasy Baseball All-Star batters.
Sep 19 2011 11:00pm
Last week's BBG about adjusting Mayberry using Rel scores drew a relatively large number of comments, one of which asked if we had back-tested the concept using 2011 data. We hadn’t, but it seemed like a swell idea. And let it never be said that we aren’t ready to exploit someone else’s swell idea!
Mar 6 2012 12:01am
Can Craig Gentry (pictured) use his glove to get some centerfield love? Just one of the many spring training questions in this week's BBG.
Feb 28 2012 12:01am
Spring training questions about guys like Vernon Wells inspire us to poetic whimsy...
Feb 21 2012 12:01am
[FREE] The chances you’ll find a diamond in the rough among NRIs are about the same as finding a box of chocolates in the garage because you forgot today is Valentine’s Day.
Feb 14 2012 12:01am
Assigning gains or losses after a player move is a bit of a mug’s game. The change in home ballpark affects only half the games, after all, and we have to consider such other factors as lineup differences, new managers and teammates, even weather.
Jan 27 2012 12:00am
Last month, the Batting Buyers Guide examined hitters who had very poor seasons in 2011, looking at which of them might be most likely to “regress to the mean” of their weighted average performance from 2008-10. As with last time, we started by finding the batters whose 2011 seasons varied sharply from their norms, this time by doing far better than their norms suggested.
Jan 6 2012 12:00am
In this edition of the Batting Buyers Guide, we’ll look at players who had unusually poor seasons, and assess their capacity to “bounce back” to useful productivity levels; the next edition, in early January, will identify and assess some of 2011’s overperformers.
Dec 9 2011 12:00am
With about 10 games left in the regular season, it's time for us to declare our 2011 Fantasy Baseball All-Star batters.
Sep 19 2011 11:00pm

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