Monthly Archives: February 2015

Finding Undervalued Pitchers: More Data, Fewer Undervalued Pitchers

I’ve been writing this week about some comparisons I was making with 2013 pitching metrics and 2014 data.

One strong takeaway was an indication that fantasy owners weren’t valuing pitchers with low walk rates enough. Details here.

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The FanGraphs Auction Calculator

Screenshot 2015-02-24 16.24.48FanGraphs posted a fantasy auction calculator today, or maybe they posted it yesterday. I found it today.

Enter your league parameters and it will give you dollar values for the (more…)

Finding Undervalued Pitchers: SIERA and FIP

Yesterday we ran correlations between various pitching metrics and fantasy baseball profits for pitchers, and found that most of the ways we evaluate pitchers—like strikeouts and ERA—influence a pitcher’s cost so much that they don’t help us predict profits.

But we did discover (more…)

Finding Undervalued Pitchers: Walk Rate

After I finished my look at correlation between 2013 pitching stats and 2014 fantasy baseball profits, I just had to look at which pitchers might bubble up this year because of their low walk rates last year.

Hisashi Iwakuma, Jordan Zimmerman, Doug Fister, (more…)

Finding Undervalued Pitchers: Fun with Correl!

My buddy Mike Salfino, who writes about baseball (both real and fantasy) at the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo!, loves (K-BB)/IP to evaluate pitchers, and to find those delightfully undervalued arms that help teams (both real and fantasy) win.

I like (K-BB)/IP, too, but in talking about it I (more…)