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Billy Heyen

William "Billy" Heyen
Staff Writer | The Daily Orange
Syracuse University '19
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
C: (585) 354-0142
Twitter: @wheyen3

Dynasty BaseballWhat To Do About...

The other day, I was trying to explain Statcast’s “barrels” metric to my dad. I basically rambled on about launch angle and exit velocity without really knowing what I was saying. Like all resourceful people in this age of the smartphone, I looked it up today, multiple days later. While

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In 2015, Jake Arrieta won the National League Cy Young Award. In a season when Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw had magnificent years, Arrieta was voted to have had an even better one. Let’s revisit some of his simple numbers from that year: 236 strikeouts, 1.77 ERA, 0.865 WHIP. Jake

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When Eric Thames signed with the Brewers in the offseason, I wrote a piece about what I thought about him. The positive development: I was right. Let’s hope that you followed my advice and went and acquired him. And although I love to toot my own horn, that’s not what

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The loyal readers of The Dynasty Guru surely have been tweaking their teams all offseason in preparation for this moment. If you’re stumbling across this article out of the blue, maybe you didn’t even realize there’s regular season baseball on today (there is). No matter, there’s still time to get

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Bold PredictionsDynasty Baseball

I was going to start this off by saying, “It’s prediction season.” Really, when isn’t it? These days, people predict everything. In that regard, I’m going to be a follower. I’ll be making some fantasy baseball predictions with your dynasty league in mind; some will be more statistical, and others

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Back in 2013, prior to the Rule IV MLB Draft, Jon Gray was a well-built right-handed power arm coming out of the University of Oklahoma. In that year’s amateur draft, Gray went from one of the best couple of amateurs in the land to a pitcher in the Colorado Rockies’

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Dynasty BaseballOpportunity Seeker

Carsten Charles Sabathia has always been a big man. I guess he wasn’t literally born the size he is now, but it seems believable enough. Can you remember a time when C.C. wasn’t large? Irrespective of his size, he used to pitch very differently. C.C. has always thrown with his left arm,

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Normally, you wouldn’t encourage trading for the pitcher that’s been deemed out for the year in March. There’s only one place that my crazy idea could possibly fly, and that’s this website. I am about to implore you to go and trade for Alex Reyes. Just this week, the Cardinals

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  Three years ago, Bret Sayre introduced the world to the Dynasty Guru Expert League. 20 teams of experts, 40 man rosters, keep forever. This year, several TDG writers and fans united with one common purpose: do something crazier. It is in this spirit that we introduce the TDG Expert

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This past week, the Milwaukee Brewers performed two transactions that intrigued people for different reasons. First, they designated Chris Carter for assignment, and are looking to trade him. Yes, that Chris Carter, the monster of a man who hit 41 home runs last year. To replace their presumed starting first

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