Jim Melichar
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Jim Melichar

Born and raised in southern Wisconsin - a tragically supportive Brewers fan. You can find my nerdy baseball data projects on Twitter @Melicharts.

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I’ll be debuting a series of articles during our ranking season to discuss some of the more interesting batted ball profiles for young (mostly) offensive players, position by position. These will include players who have made substantial changes as well as notable players who have not – we’re looking at

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Christian Yelich is making me look really, really good this year. I’ve always been a fan of the contact-oriented ground ball machine even before he was traded to my hometown Brew Crew. What’s drawn me to Yelich in fantasy leagues is the fact that he maintains a high batting average,

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Juan Soto
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While Juan Soto won’t officially log a full season of at-bats in 2018, we’ll still consider 2019 to be his rookie encore…his sophomore season… his… whatever you want to title it. As a Juan Soto shareholder, I’ve been following his rapid ascent quite closely. Once he debuted I was quite

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The Dynasty Guru has now been my home for writing for exactly six months now. Upon being recruited to post my many data-driven thoughts about fantasy baseball I was also invited to join in the second coming of the TDG writers’ fantasy baseball league. The league was set up to

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Anthony Rizzo is not back. Well, he’s kind of back, but not in the way you think. Is he running hot right now? Sure is, but his batted ball profile from May is anything but typical for the big fella and the things that happened will not persist.

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In April it was all high-fives, clean-up spot homers and smiles for Didi Gregorius and his fantasy baseball owners. In May it’s been a .151/.186/.215 triple-slash line and a bunch of owners wondering what they’ve got in this 28-year-old emerging Yankee star. Things have gotten so bad in May that

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Is Yoan Moncada a “flyball revolution” guy? Has Francisco Cervelli raised his launch angle? What about Xander Bogaerts, has he become a different type of hitter? Did Trevor Bauer really cheat for an inning to prove a point? These are just a few of the questions that I’ve answered for

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Did you buy Nick Castellanos this offseason? Why not? I told you to do it. Nick Castellanos is in the midst of his next-level breakout season, even if you can’t see it in his home run totals right now. While this will be his first full-season as a star player

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Hi. My name is Jim. I write about launch angles, exit velocities, expected on-base averages, barrels and all manner of things that try to answer the question “why?” Why do baseball stats like batting average, WHIP, home runs, earned run average, isolated slugging percentage and on-base percentage become what they

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I love it when a plan comes together to write an article about two (or more) players that I’ve mentally attached at the hip. The two Dodgers sluggers, Yasmani Grandal and Yasiel Puig, have long held my attention for being able to hit the ball so damn hard, yet have

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