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Fantasy Baseball: Pitchers’ Report

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Fantasy Baseball owners should expect improvement from Garza.

Now that the baseball season is almost a month old, we have enough innings to examine the BABIPs of some of the starting pitchers out there and see if those numbers can tell us anything. Admittedly, we’re still laboring under very small sample sizes with most of them, but the data should help us sort out who’s been very lucky or unlucky and who’s going to improve or backslide as the season progresses.

It’s never too early to think about trading for a pitcher who’s under-performing and has been giving his owner headaches or — conversely — getting as much in return as you possibly can from a pitcher who’s pitching well over his head. (more…)

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Determining a Pitcher’s Worth

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Just how good is David Price? Well...

Here at the headquarters of Fantasy Baseball Sportal we like to do thorough evaluations on pitchers for the upcoming season. One of the tried and true methods we use when first evaluating a pitcher’s past performance and whether or not that performance will continue is to look at a pitcher’s Batting Average on balls hit in play, more commonly referred to as his BABIP (at this point all Sabremetrician’s can stop reading this article as this is an introductory blog post for the rest of the baseball fans, after all).

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