GM'S OFFICE: Best practices for the BHQ Starting Pitcher Matchups Tool

One of the big evaluative steps forward at in 2018 was the implementation of our revised Starting Pitcher Matchups Tool. This replaced an older Matchups system that was based on our Pure Quality Start (PQS) rating system. As the numbers in the game had shifted—more strikeouts, more home runs, and runs scored—the cracks in the PQS system were widening. We had modified our PQS scores, but in terms of how they fed into our Matchups Tool, we felt there was something more accurate and easy to use out there.

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