Category Archives: AL

Players of the Week: May 20-26 2013

RotoValue makes it easy to see player statistics for any date range, so today I’m going to link to recaps of the week for three different league configurations. First, 5×5 Mixed: http://www.rotovalue.com/cgi-bin/Search?year=2013&league=4&start_date=20130520&end_date=20130526 MVP: Mike Trout. Trout hit .462 with 2 HR, … Continue reading

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Early Season AL Surprsises

Last week I looked at some NL players having particularly good or poor seasons relative to expectations. This week it’s time to do a similar scan at American League players. Mark Reynolds has been off to a hot start splitting time … Continue reading

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Auction Weekend Recap

This past weekend we had the auctions for my two long-time leagues, the Park Slope Rotisserie League, a traditional 4×4 AL-only league, and the Ezra Stiles Rotisserie Association, a 4×4 NL league. This is the 25th season of the ESRA … Continue reading

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Going 9 AL Recap

So I did a draft for an AL league sponsored by Going 9 Baseball, with 12 teams, so it’s a deep league. We drafted 25 players each, and it took a little over 3 hours to complete online. After doing a … Continue reading

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Projected Playing Time Comparison

My last post effectively compared projection systems by how well they predicted player skill level: I scaled each projection to match 2012 actual ab/ip, but used the rates each system projected to generate stats. Tango asked if I could run the … Continue reading

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Playing-time Neutral Projection Comparison

In response to Jared Cross’s suggestion, I’ve done one more set of RotoValue comparisons of projection systems. This time, I’m taking players’ actual 2012 AB or IP, and scaling the projections from each system to match that level of playing … Continue reading

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Revised Projected RotoValue Comparison

Tom Tango highlighted my previous post on comparing computed RotoValue prices from projection systems, and he and others in the comments had some good suggestions for improving the player pool. So I’ve run some more data with slightly different sets of … Continue reading

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Astros to the American League – Revisiting the Impact

The Houston Astros are moving to the American league for 2013. This is hardly news – it was announced after the 2011 season, and I did a post about the impact it might have back then. I’ve now updated the RotoValue … Continue reading

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2012 AL Most Valuable Pitcher

On Saturday I posted the RotoValue top AL batters for both a 4×4 and 5×5 league, and noted that no pitchers ranked in the top 10. Today’s post lists the top prices for pitchers. As before, this is a 10 team … Continue reading

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2012 AL Rotisserie MVP

While the AL MVP debate goes on, in Rotisserie baseball numbers are the entire point. So who was better, Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout? Here’s how RotoValue ranked batters for the Park Slope Rotisserie League, a 10 team 4×4 league … Continue reading

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