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  • DIGGING DATA: The Predictive Power of ISO

    DIGGING DATA: The Predictive Power of ISO

    Our data guru Chip Bourne has been running some statistical regressions on different stats this offseason so that we can play around with the data. In our last article, we looked at whether a player's wRC+ performance at one level …
  • DIGGING DATA: Scouting and Statlines

    DIGGING DATA: Scouting and Statlines

    A recent Twitter discussion we were in revolved around just how much weight an owner can put on Rookie or Short-Season statistical performances. Any scout will tell you that you cannot rely on stat lines to evaluate a player's performance. …
  • RANKINGS: The Goyette Hitter Ranks

    RANKINGS: The Goyette Hitter Ranks

    The following list is the culmination of my work on my personal hitter rankings. Who? I've only ranked hitters, and I've only ranked hitters who have not made their MLB debut. How does it work? It's a heuristic ranking. Each …
  • The Crop Rotation – Brusdar Graterol and Matt Manning

    The Crop Rotation – Brusdar Graterol and Matt Manning

    So far, all my prospect writeups have focused on position players hailing them all as potential Phenoms. Today I’m going to try my hand at evaluating pitchers. As many do in fantasy, I buy into the adage of there is …
  • FARMHAND OF THE YEAR: Catcher

    FARMHAND OF THE YEAR: Catcher

    Here's a quick recap of the Catchers who made the cut as the nominees for our Farmhand Team of the Year. Voting is taking place today on Twitter:
  • 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Jackson Kowar

    2018 FARMHAND CROP: Jackson Kowar

    KC's other pitcher selected out of U of F, Kowar possesses a fringe-plus fastball/changeup combo that works together well. Needs the curveball to develop into a viable plus offering. Command and control are lagging so far in his professional debut, …
  • 2018 FARMHAND CROP: Logan Gilbert

    2018 FARMHAND CROP: Logan Gilbert

    Mariners have loved Gilbert since his stellar 2017 Cape Cod League performance, but his fastball velocity was down a few ticks since then. Will need to sharpen and have more confidence in his secondary offerings as he moves up the …

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