Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 29

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 29
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of ...

Five worm-burning starters you should target

Five worm-burning starters you should target
By Antonio D’Arcangelis Earlier this week, I wrote a piece on six pitchers poised for a summer turnaround. But they’re not the only guys you should be targeting in mid-season trades. Here are five more starting pitchers – all with ground ball rates of at least 50 percent – who could give you a huge ...

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 22

Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 22
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of ...

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 ...

Bargain Bin: June 11-12

Bargain Bin: June 11-12
By Antonio D’Arcangelis If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Saturday’s and Sunday’s games. Whether you’re entered in ...

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Sunday, May 15

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Sunday, May 15
By Antonio D’Arcangelis Nope, Yup and Maybe attempts to isolate the good selections, bad selections and possible breakouts versus stud pitchers based on previous batter-versus-pitcher data. There are several expensive pitchers taking the hill today, and you can’t stay away from all of them. Here’s a breakdown: Sunday, May 8 Roy Halladay, PHI (at ATL) ...

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Easter Edition (April 24-25)

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Easter Edition (April 24-25)
By Antonio D’Arcangelis Nope, Yup and Maybe attempts to isolate the good selections, bad selections and possible breakouts versus stud pitchers based on previous batter-versus-pitcher data. In preparing for today and tomorrow’s games, (including the $2500 MLB Sunday Steal),  you might be tempted to avoid facing a top-tier starter, but there are still some favorable ...

Stream Team: Phillies and Brewers Galore!

Stream Team: Phillies and Brewers Galore!
The Stream Team came through with excellent starts from Josh Johnson, Wandy Rodriguez, Max Scherzer and Carlos Zambrano early in the week, plus a couple of stinkers from Travis Wood and Phil Coke. We did well, but there’s always room to do better. With so much on the line in the Friday MLB MVP and ...

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Weekend Edition (April 15-16)

NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Weekend Edition (April 15-16)
NOPE, YUP and MAYBE: Weekend Edition (April 15-16) By Antonio D’Arcangelis Nope, Yup and Maybe attempts to isolate the good selections, bad selections and possible breakouts versus stud pitchers based on previous batter-versus-pitcher data. On April 15 and 16, a bunch of fantastically filthy pitchers take the mound for their respective teams. In preparing for today and tomorrow’s ...

The Benefits of Facing a Poor Offense for Fantasy Pitchers

The Benefits of Facing a Poor Offense for Fantasy Pitchers
The past couple of weeks, I’ve written about how quality of defense and quality of opponent affects a hitter’s stats. This week and next, I’m going to do the same for pitchers. Today, I’ll be looking at how much a pitcher’s numbers change when facing different calibers of offense. The study To study the effects ...