A bit over a decade ago Voros McCracken made a startling discovery: pitchers have very little control over whether a batted ball in the field of play is a hit or not. He found that for pitchers, batting average on balls in play (BABIP) was largely random. And, more interesting for fantasy players, it varied… Continue reading BABIP – Batting Average on Balls in Play
Last week I did two posts showing the top 10 in each league for both 4×4 and 5×5 scoring formats using the RotoValue pricing model. In each case I was assuming a 10 team league with 13 batters (14 in the AL, adding a DH) and 10 pitchers, a $260 salary cap, and a 4 player… Continue reading How League Size Affects Prices
On Sunday I showed the RotoValue NL top 10 for a 10 team league with 23 starting players per team (2 C, 3 corner, 3 middle, 5 OF, 10 pitchers). Today I’ll doing the same for a similar AL: also a 10 team league, but now with 24 starters (adding 1 DH). I assume a… Continue reading 2011 AL Fantasy Top 10
Now that the baseball regular season is over, we can look back and judge who had the best year. For real baseball, WAR is a good start. But for Roto leagues, what counts are the particular categories your league uses. Most baseball leagues are either traditional 4×4 leagues or 5×5 leagues, so I’ll give a list… Continue reading 2011 NL Fantasy Top 10
Happy new month! My name is Geoff Buchan, and I’m building a website for fantasy sports, www.rotovalue.com. This blog will typically discuss fantasy sports, with an emphasis on player valuation. RotoValue is the name of this site for two reasons: I hope the commissioner services provide good value, a lower cost alternative to many other… Continue reading Hello world!