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Why a Low BABIP Doesn’t Necessarily Signal a Good Buy-Low Candidate

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Why a Low BABIP Doesn’t Necessarily Signal a Good Buy-Low Candidate

The term Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP) has become one of the most popular stats among fantasy managers in recent years. To put it simply, BABIP measures the number of batted balls that fall safely for a hit (excluding home runs). According to The Hardball Times Glossary, the exact formula for BABIP is: (H-HR)/(AB-K-HR+SF). The major league average for BABIP is usually around .300. Last year it was .299. Through nearly three months this season, its .298...

Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 5/5: Yankees’ Brett Gardner Increases Stolen Bases Pace to 84

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 5/5: Yankees’ Brett Gardner Increases Stolen Bases Pace to 84

Game No. 22 of 162 in the Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight summer-long journey featured one of this year’s biggest surprises and a bounce-back performance from one of Oakland’s young guns… Game No. 22 – Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics • After surrendering eight runs (six earned) in five innings in his first start of the season last week, Trevor Cahill rebounded nicely Wednesday against the Rangers. In five innings, the 22-year-old allowed one unearned run on five hits and three walks in five innings...

Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 4/26: Marlins’ Josh Johnson Three-Hits Padres, Strikes Out 12

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight 4/26: Marlins’ Josh Johnson Three-Hits Padres, Strikes Out 12

After a weekend break, Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight is back with everything you need to know from Monday night's action. Game No. 18 of 162 featured two of the hardest throwing young arms in the game: Mat Latos and Josh Johnson. Game No. 18 - San Diego Padres vs. Florida Marlins Josh Johnson threw a complete game three-hitter against the Padres Monday night, allowing just one run (a sac fly in the eighth) on 117 pitches. The 6-foot-7 right-hander also struck out 12 batters, while issuing just one free pass.

2010 Big Board 41-50: Don’t Forget About Nick Markakis

Friday, February 26, 2010

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2010 Big Board 41-50: Don’t Forget About Nick Markakis

In the coming weeks, I will attempt to create the most accurate 2010 big board available. This draft guide will be released 10 players at a time until my top 50 have been revealed. These lists will take into account past, present and future values based on standard 5×5 H2H settings. As I introduce each player one-by-one, it’s my goal to reveal something you didn’t already know. Feel free to agree or disagree with my rankings, as I’m always up for a healthy debate...

Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer Tops the 2009 All-Surprise Team

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer Tops the 2009 All-Surprise Team

The 2007 season saw breakout campaigns from the likes of Ryan Braun, Carlos Pena, and Fausto Carmona. 2008 brought us the unlikely stories told by Josh Hamilton, Dustin Pedroia, Nate McClouth and Cliff Lee. 2009 was no different, as many players out played their draft day value, making them worthy of this year’s all-surprise team.

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