How to best make sense of the recent proliferation of information on minor league hitters, specifically power metrics? This is a question I’ve been struggling with in the last few weeks/months (does anyone keep track of time anymore?) regarding minor league fly ball distance, exit velocity, and exit velocity on
Last week, I generated an expected home runs per fly ball measure (xHR/FB) for minor leaguers based on their average fly ball distance and average exit velocity. The logic is this: a minor leaguer can be expected to hit a certain number of home runs per fly ball given their
As Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark have reported, both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association have submitted proposals for significant rule changes. The proposals address everything from punishing tanking teams to implementing the universal DH. Additionally, as Stark reports, a proposed committee would study the effects
WELCOME BACK!!! Despite a scorching hot stove (I can’t believe the player you’re thinking of did or did not sign with the team you thought they would!), January and February can be some of the darkest months of the year (figuratively and literally). But fear not, restless readers. The Dynasty
Many dynasty owners will enter the 2018 season without much hope to contend for their league’s championship. However, it is a mistake to sit back and let the fantasy season develop around you. Here are four things you can do to improve your team for 2019 and beyond.
It’s been a slow off-season. Like, a really slow off-season. With the hot stove frigid, fantasy baseball players haven’t had many ways to quench their thirst, unless they’ve thrown themselves head-first into football, basketball, or hockey. January and February can be some of the darkest months of the year (figuratively
Hard contact rate has been overshadowed this season by the rise of launch angle and barrel rate data. Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics, however, and check in on a player’s plate approach and discipline. This article highlights a few players among the leaders in hard contact
It’s the time of the year where we offer congratulations to those of you brave dynasty league owners that survived the offseason. The greatness that 2016 will surely offer is upon us and that means we’ll be spending the next six weeks moving our way through the positional landscape, offering thoughts