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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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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I’m sorry to be the one to break it to you, but Jed Lowrie’s .346/.404/.605 triple-slash line is, in fact, a mirage. Yes, he’s a terrific little power player, but this is nothing other than a small sample-size excursion where he’s barreling up more balls, giving him a homerun-to-flyball excursion

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Gregory Polanco
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Part of the April ritual for fantasy baseball owners is to jump on early season breakouts and then hope and pray that the statistics you’re seeing (which I call “the symptoms”) are real. While our community at large has gotten much better at diagnosing the root cause of the symptoms,

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I’m afraid the Joey Lucchesi hype machine will be quite operational by the time this fresh take hits the press. However, I was able to watch his first start (against my beloved Brewers) in real time, and took the time to watch back his last two starts. I’d like to

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Lorenzo Cain is among my favorite baseball and fantasy baseball players. This offseason, when I made a list of players I’d hoped the Brewers would be able to sign, Cain topped the list. Therefore you can imagine my joy when the Brewers went out and signed him. In fantasy baseball

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Nicky Delmonico White Sox
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Nicky Delmonico has a badass 80-grade name. He’s my guilty pleasure this year for deeper formats, and I’ll also be monitering his progression to see if he’s worth adding in shallower formats. I plan to monitor him in a couple ways: first and foremost, I’m going to watch his various

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