LINK: Month X Month Pitcher Volatility

Last year I started calculating month x month 5×5 values, in large part to see how much the plus-value pools of hitters and pitchers varied from month to month.

When Ron Shandler debuted his monthly games last July there was another application for this information. Ron has published a piece I wrote over at Shandler Park.

But as I look at this again, the question of what to do with the best pitchers is a nonstarter. While you know each is going to have an off month or two, there’s no way you can bench them. The chance of missing the good stuff is too great.

But what about the bad starters? As an Edwin Jackson owner, I want to know.