RESEARCH: Effects of short-term workloads on relief pitcher value

How much does recent workload affect relief pitcher performance?  Can we use knowledge of these effects to decide what pitchers to rest or roster in daily formats?

Methodology

Using game logs from 2002 through 2017, we’ll study effects of recent workload on relief pitcher performance, primarily using BPV in aggregate for the group.

First Look

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