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August 24, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
The LIMA Plan is almost 15 years old. It's time to for a reboot.
June 28, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
The Rockies have announced a new four-man/limited pitch-count rotation plan. Does it make snse? And what does it mean for fantasy owners?
June 14, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
It's often taken as a given that pitchers whose ERA varies significantly from their xERA will see a correction. Is half a season enough time for that to happen?
June 07, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Mark Buehrle is a consistent ERA/WHIP pitcher, but even he is subject to short-run performance swings that present risk—and opportunity.
June 01, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
There's been an increase in the popularity of daily fantasy baseball games, where you can draft a new team each night. One statistic that some might use to help decide who to roster is how well each particular batter has performed in previous AB against the scheduled starting pitcher.
May 24, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
We all "know" that hitters do better in warm weather and pitchers do better in cold weather. But is this really true? Can this be demonstrated by examining how stats vary over the course of a season? And if it is true, what are the implications for managing our fantasy rosters?
May 03, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
"Which pitcher do I start?" are probably the most commonly asked words during the fantasy baseball season—whether wondered silently to oneself, asked to a friend, or posted on a message board. In the never ending chase for the elusive win, we all struggle with the decision of who to start and who to bench. Fortunately, we've got an app for that.
April 26, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Batters with very large sample sizes show the variation inherent in what we think of as "normal" production.
April 19, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Each year some players have hot starts, and during the first few weeks of free agent bidding/waiver pickups we have to make decisions about how aggressively to chase these players. At Baseball HQ we consistently counsel owners to have patience and not make decisions on small sample sizes. This article focuses on potential free agents who had a "hot start" in one of the 5x5 offensive categories during the 2009-2011 seasons, and examines the results of investments in those free agents.
April 17, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
Is there more skill to preventing walks than simply throwing strikes?

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