Stream Team: Cub, My Enthusiasm

Stream Team: Cub, My Enthusiasm
There’s no doubt that many of today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship contestants will be selecting the $9,800 Roy Halladay as their pitcher and trying to get by with a patchwork offense. And why not? Halladay’s 17.1 FanDuel PPG score is the best in the league in the first half of the season, and he’s coming ...

2011 MLB All-Scrub Team

2011 MLB All-Scrub Team
It’s fun to argue about who did and didn’t deserve to be voted on the All-Star team each year. Fantasy baseball competitors often find themselves backing some of their own players as All-Star snubs. More often than that, owners lament the the players that have dug a massive hole in the standings. These are the ...

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 ...

Tuesday Player Matchups: My Hitting Streak With Andre

Tuesday Player Matchups: My Hitting Streak With Andre
Join me in today’s MLB Hit and Run! All the cool kids will be there. P Alexi Ogando: Pitching in Seattle should be helpful to Ogando, but he hasn’t really needed that much help with his 3-0 record and 2.30 ERA.  He’s also already beat them in Texas. I don’t love many matchups today, but ...