Streakiness, Volatility and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Streakiness, Volatility and Daily Fantasy Baseball
The word follows some high-profile players around: Streaky. Most often, sabermetrically-inclined analysts poo-poo the idea that streakiness exists. You can’t use a player’s past week to predict their next day, they say. Yes, but. That’s not the whole story. There are volatile players. These players do go into poor periods. Look at any player’s monthly ...

KCs Corner: DFBC Dreaming

KCs Corner: DFBC Dreaming
Hello again all. I hope this article finds you all in great spirits, but if your recent daily fantasy performance has been anything similar to mine, it most certainly does not. I’ve been mired in what seems like a forever-long slump, and I’ve been searching for a way out of this deep dark place. This ...

The Impact of Switching Leagues For Pitchers

The Impact of Switching Leagues For Pitchers
This past weekend was the MLB Trading Deadline, and boy was it a busy one. Players were changing hands left and right with a total of 18 semi-major deals going down before all was said and done. While a change of team and environment can have a significant impact on a player’s value, his FanDuel ...

Velocity and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Velocity and Daily Fantasy Baseball
Google ‘velocity and baseball’ and you might get something that looks like your spam folder. “Increase your velocity!” “Velocity mechanics workshop!” “How to get more velocity on your fastball!” So, yeah, velocity is important. (But so is the motion of the ocean?) It’s not like you it’s the only thing you need to pitch well ...

Six starting pitchers poised for a summer turnaround

Six starting pitchers poised for a summer turnaround
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you’re a sabermetrics geek, you’ve probably heard of Voros McCracken’s seminal 2001 essay on “Pitching and Defense,” a study of how much control pitchers have over batted balls. If not, you should read it. Since then, the study of defense-independent pitching, the merits of particular statistics, and all of DIPS theory ...

Josh Johnson Takes The “O” Out Of Natinals: Matchups For April 6th

Josh Johnson Takes The
Below you will find my daily matchup article. Don’t be afraid, these matchups are nice, they don’t bite. Well, some of them might. You never know when a player will need an emergency appendectomy! Adam Dunn might even play today! I would stay away from him and his rearranged insides, especially since he has never ...