August 2018 Chicago White Sox Prospects

This year’s Chicago White Sox is lined with some heavy studs, but they are still lacking in depth. This said, you might be interested to know the top prospects you can find in the team.
1. Dylan Cease
This young right-hander hasn’t reached the Majors yet. However, you can see that he has gotten stronger and stronger as the year progresses. With his improvements, he has been promoted from double A to triple A. He definitely looks like he’s ready for the big leagues. What has he to offer? He has the …

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Regression Toward the Mean: What It Is

If you’ve ever read several articles about fantasy baseball analysis, then chances are you’ve met the phrase “regression toward the mean.” This is often interchangeably used with the phrase “player BABIP bound to regress.” Do you know what it means?
Batting Average on Balls in Play
In baseball statistics, BABIP or batting average on balls in play is used to measure how many of the batter’s balls which come in play has gone for hits. It can also measure how many balls which come in play against the …

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Prospects

It’s an error not to familiarize yourself with the top prospects in fantasy baseball. The list changes almost every month. However, they rarely change so much that you see someone new on the list every time. According to this year’s Prospect Scorecard, here’s the top fantasy prospects in 2018:
1. Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani is one of the best young players in fantasy baseball now. Yes, his value can fluctuate rapidly, but he remains to be the best prospect in the game.
2. Eloy …

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Understanding Concepts: DIPS and FIP

Statistics is the foundation of a good fantasy baseball experience. This said, you must know your way around basic concepts such as defense-independent pitching statistics (DIPS) and fielding independent pitching (FIP).
Defense-Independent Pitching Statistics
Voros McCracken, a baseball sabermetrician, has pioneered a new type of baseball statistics in the 1990s. His article on Pitching and Defense began the separation of the pitching stats from the defensive stats. Defense-independent …

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