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There’s SAGNOF – now there’s BGLIF or BABIPGLIF.

B(ABIP)GLIF = BABIP’s Got Little Face. As you delve into players for your drafts and you see a surprising glorious batting average from last year, ensure you validate it. Use Razzball Fantasy Baseball BABIP vs. Average Comparison. I’ll point out some sleepers below using this method.

Let’s get this part out of the way (feel free to skip it). I’m using an updated version of xBABIP (expected batting average on balls in play) = 0.392 + (LD% x 0.287709436) + ((GB% – (GB% * IFH%)) x -0.152 ) + ((FB% – (FB% x HR/FB%) – (FB% x IFFB%)) x -0.188) + ((IFFB% * FB%) x -0.835) + ((IFH% * GB%) x 0.500). I’m also using how power and speed effect BABIP according to Stephen Staude’s newest xBABIP formula = 0.083*HR/FB + 0.1*LD% – 0.55*PU% – 0.013*OFFB% + 0.007*Spd*GB% + 0.283. I’ve bolded the Homerun per Flyball and Speed*Groundball factors because I’ll be delving into both to give “BABIP potential” some face. I’ll highlight some sleepers and validate some 2013 surprises. Oh yeah – I z-score all of the factors, add in the adjustment/effect on xBABIP (or batting average as it relates to the discipline score) and sum ‘em up for the BGLIF Score.

Disclaimer: It’s worth noting that if I wasn’t selling thermal packaging during the day, I would delve even further and include Batted Ball Location (Pull/Center/Opposite) and Batted Ball Distance, but companies need to keep stuff cold! In a small way, this stuff is still incorporated because I am looking at Jeff Zimmerman’s Expanded 2013 Infield Shift Data (they’re going to shift against pull hitters if they’re smart like the Cubs or not if they’re dumb like the Phillies – a 33 point difference in BABIP between these two teams) as well as Homerun per Flyball and Isolated Power, which links up to average distance. I know that I over-parenthesis things…don’t get lost within the parenthesis.

Now the good stuff… Last year, the following players worth listing for fantasy purposes had top 50 BABIP differentials i.e. an expected BABIP well beyond their actual BABIP meaning they are likely to rebound or at worst maintain.

  • Listed because of their speed score in conjunction with groundball rates: Cameron Maybin, Josh Rutledge Alcides Escobar, which is ironic because he was on the other side of this equation after 2012 with his .344 BABIP.
  • Aging Yankees who were just bad in limited plate appearances: Derek Jeter and pull-happy Mark Teixeira.
  • Chalk it up to their first go-round and speed scores: Kolten Wong, Jake Marisnick, Jackie Bradley.
  • Chalk it up to …the fact that they’re catchers? Ryan Hanigan, Yasmani Grandal (love that 1.00 BB/K ratio), Wilson Ramos (FB% away from 30 HR potential) and cue Brittany Spears’ I Still Believe…Hit Me Baby One More Time – Jesus Montero (who I have signed to a 6 year contract in one league…ha!).
  • And we’ll complete this list with 3 guys I’m excited out of my mind about that are on this list: Edwin Encarnacion, Khris Davis, and Xander Bogaerts. Khris Davis HR/FB’ed his way onto this list, but there’s some speed there as well. Edwin Encarnacion actually had a batting average 25 points higher than his BABIP, which you don’t see ever. The shift kills him (16th worst), but the discipline is elite (4th best incorporating both BB/K and Ct%). Xander held his own (.250 BA based on a .323 BABIP), but he’s got the approach, power and some speed to ensure a .320+ BABIP with a BA approaching .270+.

Why do we care about BABIP? In conjunction with discipline, it basically outputs batting average so in tiered fashion, here are the top 25 BABIP potential’s by power, speed and shift data (as mentioned in the skippable section) as well as discipline. I’m going to omit the speed-only guys blatantly on this list due to their speed*groundball scores:

Tier 1: Carlos Gonzalez (2.40), Jean Segura (2.23), Starling Marte (2.14).

Tier 2: Khris Davis (2.08), Pedro Alvarez (1.92).

Tier 3: Coco Crisp (1.68), Jacoby Ellsbury (1.58), Adam Eaton (1.53), Will Venable (1.48), Mike Trout (1.47), Carlos Gomez (1.43).

Tier 4: Jose Bautista (1.23), Christian Yelich (1.19), Bryce Harper (1.09), Paul Goldschmidt (1.01), Shin-Soo Choo (.94), Hunter Pence (.92), Desmond Jennings (.88), Domonic Brown (.87).

Just outside of the top 50 BWF scores: David Wright, Edwin Encarnacion, Jason Kipnis, Alex Rios, Will Middlebrooks, Adam Jones, Alfonso Soriano & Miguel Cabrera.

 

Power-Speed Combos – ensuring BABIP potential and some SLEEPERS!

Only Carlos Gonzalez and Carlos Gomez had top 50 power and speed scores according to this approach.  Here are guys with top 113 power (HR/ISO & FB) and speed (Spd & GB) combos:

Jackie Bradley (top 50 speed/top 100 power).

*SLEEPER: Khris Davis (top 113 speed/top 50 power).

CoCo Crisp – top 113 in all 4 categories (power, speed, discipline & shift).

Will Venable (top 50 speed/top 113 power).

Mike Trout (top 100 speed/top 50 power).

Bryce Harper (top 100 speed/top 100 power).

*SLEEPER if he somehow consumes time at 2B for the Marlins: Derek Dietrich (top 113 speed/top 113 power).

Shin-Soo Choo – top 113 in all 4 categories.

David Wright  – top 100 in all 4 categories.

Adam Jones (top 113 speed/top 100 power).

*SLEEPER: Chris Dickerson (top 113 speed/top 100 power).

*Still somehow a SLEEPER: Michael Cuddyer (top 100 speed/top 100 power).

Hanley Ramirez (top 100 speed/top 50 power).

Yasiel Puig (top 100 speed/top 100 power).

 

Check out some other potential sleepers using BWF (BABIP With Face) Scores:

Name BWF Scr Spd Pwr Discpl. Shft Eff AB Discpl. Pwr Spd BABIPdiff Shft Eff
Cameron Maybin 3.05 x 51 -0.11 -0.94 2.23 1.87
Kolten Wong 2.73 x 59 -0.14 -1.39 2.70 1.48 0.08
Jarrod Dyson 2.53 x x 213 0.10 -1.19 3.87 -0.24
Sam Fuld 2.46 x x 176 0.26 -1.24 2.57 0.87
Carlos Gonzalez 2.40 x x x 391 -0.26 0.80 1.33 -0.86 1.40
Everth Cabrera 2.37 x x x 381 0.18 -1.08 3.07 -0.10 0.29
Jackie Bradley 2.24 x x 95 -0.26 -0.16 1.91 0.75
Jean Segura 2.23 x 588 0.00 -0.84 2.99 0.12 -0.03
Starling Marte 2.14 x x 510 -0.29 -0.52 3.01 -0.30 0.26
Peter Bourjos 2.12 x x 175 -0.22 -0.79 3.25 -0.40 0.27
Khris Davis 2.08 x x 136 -0.26 1.27 0.50 0.56
Pedro Alvarez 1.92 x x 558 -0.45 0.91 -0.44 0.41 1.48
Eric Young 1.76 x 539 -0.03 -1.28 2.82 0.21 0.04
Coco Crisp 1.68 x x x x 513 0.41 -0.21 0.85 0.38 0.25
Craig Gentry 1.62 x x 246 0.19 -1.11 2.68 -0.14
Josh Rutledge 1.61 x 285 -0.08 -0.61 1.80 0.50
Jacoby Ellsbury 1.58 x x 577 0.17 -1.00 2.72 -0.46 0.16
Adam Eaton 1.53 x x 250 0.11 -1.08 2.45 0.05
Will Venable 1.48 x x 481 -0.21 -0.18 1.92 -0.02 -0.02
Mike Trout 1.47 x x x 589 0.22 0.17 1.21 -0.27 0.14
Aaron Hicks 1.47 x 281 -0.16 -0.46 1.59 0.49
Jordany Valdespin 1.43 x x 133 -0.05 -0.70 1.21 0.69 0.29
Carlos Gomez 1.43 x x 536 -0.28 0.18 1.72 -0.38 0.18
L.J. Hoes 1.39 x x 170 -0.11 -1.17 2.83 -0.39 0.23
Leonys Martin 1.39 x x 457 -0.17 -1.07 2.62 -0.25 0.26
Michael Bourn 1.38 x x 525 -0.18 -0.96 2.17 -0.07 0.43
Norichika Aoki 1.31 x x 597 0.76 -1.14 1.17 0.45 0.07
Elliot Johnson 1.28 x 254 -0.25 -1.16 2.35 0.33
Denard Span 1.23 x x 610 0.27 -1.26 2.06 0.09 0.06
Jose Bautista 1.23 x x x 452 0.27 0.10 -0.28 -0.06 1.20
Elvis Andrus 1.21 x x 620 0.15 -1.25 2.22 0.09
Ben Revere 1.20 x x 315 0.23 -1.38 2.31 -0.02 0.07
Christian Yelich 1.19 x 240 -0.11 -0.79 2.23 -0.32 0.18
Bryce Harper 1.09 x x x 424 0.02 0.05 0.73 -0.03 0.31
Emilio Bonifacio 1.06 x 420 -0.12 -1.16 2.19 0.07 0.07
Derek Dietrich 1.01 x x 215 -0.23 -0.18 0.59 0.83
Paul Goldschmidt 1.01 x x x 602 0.08 0.60 0.19 -0.21 0.35
Jonathan Villar 1.00 x 210 -0.31 -1.26 3.13 -0.56
Nate McLouth 0.99 x x x 531 0.23 -0.74 0.83 0.34 0.33
Michael Saunders 0.97 x x 406 -0.13 -0.32 0.67 0.12 0.63
Josh Harrison 0.97 x x 88 -0.07 -0.92 1.77 -0.11 0.29
Shin-Soo Choo 0.94 x x x x 569 0.19 -0.08 0.60 -0.13 0.37
Hunter Pence 0.92 x x 629 -0.11 -0.28 1.11 -0.21 0.41
Jose Tabata 0.90 x 308 0.06 -0.77 1.42 0.20
Carlos Pena 0.90 x 280 -0.31 -0.47 -0.33 0.42 1.58
Julio Borbon 0.89 x 105 -0.05 -1.55 2.08 0.42
Desmond Jennings 0.88 x x 527 -0.01 -0.65 1.37 -0.18 0.35
Carl Crawford 0.87 x x 435 0.06 -0.94 1.26 0.17 0.33
Domonic Brown 0.87 x x 496 -0.09 0.00 0.29 0.27 0.39
Logan Forsythe 0.86 x 220 -0.09 -0.69 0.43 0.93 0.28
Dee Gordon 0.82 x x 94 0.14 -1.23 1.92 -0.01
Brian Bogusevic 0.76 x x 143 -0.26 -0.06 0.85 0.24
David Wright 0.76 x x x x 430 0.18 -0.12 0.70 -0.27 0.28
Adam LaRoche 0.75 x x 511 -0.03 0.00 -0.29 0.32 0.75
Kirk Nieuwenhuis 0.72 x 95 -0.24 -0.48 1.10 0.26 0.08
Edwin Encarnacion 0.72 x x 530 0.57 0.49 -0.45 0.63 -0.53
Ichiro Suzuki 0.70 x x 520 0.08 -1.22 1.34 0.42 0.07
Jason Kipnis 0.69 x x 564 0.05 -0.29 0.91 -0.17 0.20
Chris Denorfia 0.66 x 473 0.01 -0.82 1.35 0.13
Angel Pagan 0.66 x x 280 0.31 -0.88 0.94 0.10 0.19
Alex Rios 0.62 x 616 0.03 -0.60 1.34 -0.09 -0.06
Alcides Escobar 0.61 x 607 -0.06 -1.21 1.25 0.63
Will Middlebrooks 0.59 x x 348 -0.29 0.31 -0.57 0.57 0.57
Caleb Gindl 0.56 x x 132 0.15 -0.32 0.28 0.25 0.20
Adam Jones 0.55 x x x 653 -0.32 0.03 0.60 0.04 0.20
Alfonso Soriano 0.54 x 581 -0.34 0.65 0.10 0.15 -0.03
Miguel Cabrera 0.49 x x x 555 0.28 0.97 -0.73 -0.39 0.36
Donnie Murphy 0.48 x 149 -0.35 1.21 -0.32 -0.06
Marwin Gonzalez 0.47 x 204 -0.09 -0.85 0.80 0.59 0.03
Derek Jeter 0.47 x 63 0.29 -0.93 -0.52 1.63
Michael Brantley 0.45 x x x 556 0.29 -0.90 0.74 0.12 0.19
Erick Aybar 0.45 x x x 550 0.10 -1.10 0.95 0.22 0.27
Trevor Crowe 0.44 x 165 -0.05 -1.19 1.36 0.32
DJ LeMahieu 0.44 x 404 0.00 -1.24 1.43 0.25
Jason Giambi 0.42 x x 186 -0.09 0.26 -1.37 0.56 1.07
Drew Stubbs 0.42 x 430 -0.30 -0.52 1.24 0.01
Austin Jackson 0.41 x 552 -0.05 -0.63 0.91 0.18
Jordan Schafer 0.37 x 231 -0.23 -1.02 2.28 -0.66
A.J. Pollock 0.37 x 443 -0.02 -0.89 1.48 -0.25 0.04
Justin Ruggiano 0.36 x 424 -0.26 0.06 0.22 0.27 0.08
Roger Bernadina 0.34 x 227 -0.26 -1.26 1.69 0.12 0.05
Brad Miller 0.33 x 306 0.03 -0.75 1.10 -0.05
Travis Hafner 0.32 x 262 -0.16 0.21 -0.35 0.51 0.11
Logan Schafer 0.32 x 298 0.00 -1.04 0.96 0.32 0.08
Chris Dickerson 0.32 x x 105 -0.47 0.02 0.58 0.17
Anthony Gose 0.31 x 147 -0.21 -1.03 1.76 -0.20
Chris Young 0.30 x 335 -0.14 -0.26 0.11 0.27 0.32
Jonathan Lucroy 0.29 x 521 0.25 -0.44 0.29 0.19
Nate Schierholtz 0.29 x 462 -0.13 -0.02 0.02 0.35 0.08
Eric Hosmer 0.29 x x 623 0.03 -0.70 0.71 -0.08 0.32
Yoenis Cespedes 0.28 x x 529 -0.28 0.09 0.04 -0.02 0.45
Gregor Blanco 0.28 x x x 452 0.12 -1.17 0.74 0.25 0.34
Rajai Davis 0.27 x 331 -0.09 -0.95 1.50 -0.19
Ryan Sweeney 0.25 x 192 0.19 -0.47 0.03 0.42 0.09
Michael Cuddyer 0.23 x x x 489 -0.06 -0.03 0.67 -0.57 0.21
Dexter Fowler 0.23 x 415 -0.04 -0.45 0.75 -0.07 0.04
Dustin Pedroia 0.20 x x x 641 0.46 -1.09 0.54 0.00 0.29
Hanley Ramirez 0.20 x x 304 0.02 0.18 0.79 -0.85 0.07
Leury Garcia 0.20 x 101 -0.38 -1.39 1.79 0.18
Collin Cowgill 0.19 x 152 -0.33 -0.72 1.34 -0.10
Rickie Weeks 0.18 350 -0.20 -0.45 0.44 0.40
Franklin Gutierrez 0.18 x x 145 -0.39 0.73 -0.11 -0.29 0.23
Alejandro De Aza 0.15 x x 607 -0.09 -0.52 0.57 -0.07 0.26
Brett Gardner 0.14 x x 539 0.08 -0.97 1.49 -0.52 0.06
Kole Calhoun 0.14 x 195 0.03 -0.06 0.04 0.06 0.07
Robinson Cano 0.12 x x x 605 0.29 -0.12 -0.50 0.09 0.37
Alex Gordon 0.11 x 633 -0.10 -0.33 0.50 -0.02 0.06
Juan Francisco 0.10 x x 348 -0.37 0.44 -0.97 -0.29 1.30
Andrelton Simmons 0.09 x 606 0.29 -0.80 0.20 0.28 0.12
Justin Upton 0.09 x 558 -0.21 0.26 0.12 -0.10 0.02
George Kottaras 0.06 x 100 -0.13 0.26 -0.71 0.56 0.08
Tony Abreu 0.05 x 138 -0.19 -0.97 1.06 0.14
Chris Heisey 0.04 224 -0.28 -0.22 0.43 -0.06 0.17
Zoilo Almonte 0.04 106 -0.04 -1.13 0.33 0.87
Howie Kendrick 0.03 x 478 -0.15 -0.53 0.59 0.13 -0.01
Alexi Amarista 0.03 368 0.04 -0.97 0.30 0.52 0.14
Nelson Cruz 0.03 x x 413 -0.27 0.63 -0.72 -0.17 0.56
Brandon Moss 0.02 x 446 -0.29 1.12 -0.42 -0.26 -0.12
Gerardo Parra 0.02 x 601 0.04 -0.91 0.85 0.00 0.04
Brett Lawrie 0.01 401 0.00 -0.69 0.45 0.18 0.08
Alexei Ramirez 0.01 x x x 637 0.10 -1.20 0.84 -0.05 0.32
Jimmy Rollins 0.01 x x 600 0.18 -1.11 0.14 -0.03 0.83
Jose Altuve -0.02 x x 626 0.08 -1.14 0.81 0.11 0.12
Matt Joyce -0.02 x x 413 0.05 -0.15 -0.54 0.36 0.26
Garrett Jones -0.02 x 403 -0.21 -0.44 -0.41 0.29 0.76
Matt Holliday -0.03 x x 520 0.18 -0.43 0.26 -0.36 0.33
Shane Victorino -0.04 x 477 0.01 -0.72 1.11 -0.30 -0.13
Brian Roberts -0.04 x 265 0.25 -0.45 -0.40 0.50 0.06
Ryan Braun -0.04 x 225 -0.03 0.04 0.32 -0.55 0.18
Brian Dozier -0.04 558 0.05 -0.49 0.22 0.18
Marc Krauss -0.05 134 -0.26 -0.24 -0.33 0.61 0.18
Ryan Flaherty -0.05 x 246 -0.22 -0.23 -0.25 0.32 0.33
Mitch Moreland -0.06 x x 462 -0.17 0.32 -1.07 0.39 0.48
Charlie Blackmon -0.07 x 246 -0.15 -0.64 1.03 -0.31
Ronny Cedeno -0.07 x 264 -0.19 -1.09 1.01 0.12 0.07
Ian Kinsler -0.07 x x 545 0.42 -0.81 0.00 0.04 0.27
Josh Reddick -0.08 385 0.03 -0.44 0.13 0.24 -0.03
Dan Uggla -0.08 x 448 -0.32 0.37 -0.21 0.32 -0.24
Lorenzo Cain -0.09 x 399 -0.04 -1.19 1.25 -0.12
Justin Maxwell -0.12 x 234 -0.40 -0.73 1.61 -0.67 0.07
Jake Marisnick -0.13 109 -0.16 -1.26 0.42 0.87
Ryan Zimmerman -0.13 x 568 -0.08 -0.16 0.11 -0.04 0.03
Ramiro Pena -0.13 97 -0.04 -0.80 0.38 0.15 0.19
Jon Jay -0.14 548 0.05 -1.03 0.49 0.21 0.13
Joey Votto -0.15 x x 581 0.29 0.05 -0.23 -0.14 -0.11
Derrick Robinson -0.16 x 192 -0.03 -1.34 0.77 0.40 0.03
Adam Dunn -0.17 x 525 -0.28 1.14 -1.47 0.50 -0.06
Jose Reyes -0.17 x x 382 0.26 -0.78 0.31 -0.15 0.19
Eduardo Nunez -0.17 x 304 0.04 -1.17 1.12 -0.21 0.04
Kurt Suzuki -0.18 x 285 0.26 -0.83 -0.52 0.92
Asdrubal Cabrera -0.18 508 -0.12 -0.43 0.02 0.31 0.05
Daniel Murphy -0.19 x x 658 0.08 -0.81 0.96 -0.23 -0.19
Avisail Garcia -0.19 x 244 -0.37 -0.58 1.20 -0.44
Jeff Francoeur -0.21 x 245 -0.34 -1.05 0.83 0.26 0.08
Ian Desmond -0.21 x 600 -0.23 -0.39 0.63 -0.26 0.03
Mike Carp -0.22 x x 216 -0.15 0.15 0.15 -0.56 0.20
Chris Nelson -0.22 x 211 -0.25 -0.84 0.99 -0.12
Curtis Granderson -0.23 x 214 -0.30 -0.17 0.48 -0.11 -0.13
Pedro Florimon -0.23 403 -0.19 -0.70 0.31 0.36
Marcell Ozuna -0.25 x 275 -0.27 -1.01 1.17 -0.14
Scott Hairston -0.25 x 157 -0.22 0.55 -0.85 0.25 0.02
Travis Snider -0.27 x 261 -0.19 -0.83 0.31 -0.08 0.51
J.B. Shuck -0.27 x x 437 0.15 -1.26 0.99 -0.16
Mike Aviles -0.30 x 361 0.07 -0.82 0.24 0.16 0.05
David DeJesus -0.31 x 391 0.10 -0.66 0.16 0.02 0.07
Josh Thole -0.31 x x 120 0.14 -1.12 -0.48 0.85 0.30
Adeiny Hechavarria -0.31 x 543 -0.01 -1.25 0.61 0.34
Xander Bogaerts -0.32 x 44 -0.16 -1.29 0.58 0.55
Cody Asche -0.32 162 -0.19 -0.38 0.02 0.23
Jeff Baker -0.33 x 154 -0.17 0.87 -0.69 -0.34
Ben Zobrist -0.33 x x 612 0.30 -0.86 0.17 -0.18 0.24
Ruben Tejada -0.33 x 208 0.25 -1.33 -0.21 0.96
Charlie Culberson -0.34 x 99 -0.39 -0.83 1.05 -0.16
David Murphy -0.35 x 436 0.20 -0.64 -0.64 0.64 0.08
Mark Trumbo -0.35 x 620 -0.33 0.08 -0.04 0.11 -0.17
Chris Carter -0.35 x x 506 -0.42 0.84 -0.91 -0.27 0.40
Nick Swisher -0.36 x x 549 -0.06 -0.02 -0.83 0.26 0.30
Troy Tulowitzki -0.36 x x x 446 0.17 0.12 -1.06 -0.27 0.67
Yasiel Puig -0.36 x x 382 -0.35 -0.05 0.70 -0.71 0.05
Anthony Rizzo -0.39 606 0.05 -0.28 -0.47 0.41 -0.11
Luke Scott -0.39 x 253 -0.12 -0.37 -0.61 -0.20 0.91
Daniel Descalso -0.40 x 328 -0.03 -0.97 0.51 0.04 0.05
Juan Lagares -0.41 x 392 -0.14 -1.02 0.90 -0.22 0.07
Eduardo Escobar -0.41 165 -0.08 -0.76 0.22 0.21
Andrew McCutchen -0.41 x x 583 0.16 -0.38 0.70 -0.35 -0.54
Corey Dickerson -0.43 x 194 -0.04 -1.07 0.77 -0.16 0.08
Brandon Belt -0.44 x x 509 -0.06 -0.20 -0.17 -0.38 0.36
Luis Valbuena -0.45 x 331 0.26 -0.25 -0.96 0.41 0.09
Ike Davis -0.46 x 317 -0.09 -0.59 -0.37 0.15 0.44
Todd Frazier -0.46 531 -0.14 -0.22 -0.19 0.21 -0.11
Neil Walker -0.47 478 0.06 -0.43 -0.52 0.32 0.10
Ramon Santiago -0.48 x 205 0.30 -1.29 -0.13 0.63
Andy Dirks -0.48 438 -0.03 -0.91 0.29 0.19 -0.02
Stephen Drew -0.50 442 -0.09 -0.42 0.33 -0.28 -0.03
Dioner Navarro -0.50 x x x 240 0.07 0.07 -1.39 0.28 0.46
Michael Young -0.52 x 519 0.08 -0.94 -0.03 0.17 0.19
Cody Ransom -0.53 x 169 -0.32 0.11 -0.81 0.47 0.02
Ryan Doumit -0.53 x 485 -0.09 -0.55 -0.77 0.25 0.64
Brandon Phillips -0.53 606 -0.08 -0.60 -0.02 0.15 0.02
Yonder Alonso -0.54 x x 334 0.19 -0.90 -0.13 -0.16 0.47
Andre Ethier -0.55 x x 482 0.08 -0.62 -0.67 0.06 0.60
J.P. Arencibia -0.55 x x 474 -0.42 0.02 -1.24 0.69 0.39
Mike Napoli -0.56 x x 498 -0.33 0.32 -0.70 -0.64 0.79
Alex Rodriguez -0.56 x 156 -0.16 0.06 -0.47 -0.04 0.05
Yunel Escobar -0.56 x 508 0.24 -0.92 -0.21 0.28 0.05
Kelly Johnson -0.56 x 366 -0.15 0.01 -0.21 -0.27 0.05
Brett Wallace -0.57 x x 262 -0.48 0.23 -0.31 -0.24 0.23
Jose Lobaton -0.57 x 277 -0.10 -0.61 -0.41 0.35 0.21
Marlon Byrd -0.57 x x 532 -0.33 -0.02 -0.23 -0.33 0.34
Juan Uribe -0.57 388 -0.14 -0.55 0.22 -0.22 0.12
Albert Pujols -0.57 x x x 391 0.19 -0.22 -1.21 0.23 0.44
Tyler Colvin -0.58 75 -0.37 -0.31 -0.76 0.86
Jayson Nix -0.58 x 267 -0.12 -1.07 0.67 -0.14 0.08
Lyle Overbay -0.58 x 445 -0.21 -0.40 -0.62 0.30 0.35
Wilson Ramos -0.58 x 287 -0.07 0.13 -1.37 0.65 0.08
Jayson Werth -0.58 x x 462 0.09 0.15 -0.32 -0.50
Justin Smoak -0.59 x x 454 -0.02 0.06 -1.59 0.10 0.86
Torii Hunter -0.60 x x 606 -0.19 -0.67 0.50 -0.50 0.26
Austin Romine -0.60 135 -0.16 -1.20 0.38 0.39
Lonnie Chisenhall -0.60 289 -0.05 -0.23 -0.96 0.64
Nolan Reimold -0.60 x 128 -0.43 -0.41 -0.53 0.45 0.32
Matt Carpenter -0.62 x 626 0.31 -0.72 0.14 -0.12 -0.23
Joaquin Arias -0.62 x 225 -0.15 -1.22 0.14 0.15 0.46
Jedd Gyorko -0.63 x x 486 -0.28 0.17 -1.10 0.34 0.24
Russell Martin -0.63 438 -0.05 -0.54 -0.18 0.16 -0.01
Abraham Almonte -0.64 72 -0.15 -0.42 0.30 -0.37
Nick Franklin -0.66 369 -0.20 -0.24 -0.40 0.17
Adam Lind -0.67 x 465 -0.02 0.08 -0.71 -0.16 0.13
Eric Chavez -0.69 228 0.04 -0.35 -0.17 -0.14 -0.06
Henry Urrutia -0.70 58 -0.28 -1.39 0.35 0.62
Starlin Castro -0.70 666 -0.12 -0.96 -0.01 0.21 0.18
Chase Utley -0.71 x 476 0.10 -0.27 0.44 -0.26 -0.72
Matt Tuiasosopo -0.71 x 164 -0.23 0.32 -0.90 -0.08 0.18
Marco Scutaro -0.72 x 488 0.81 -1.27 -0.08 -0.18
Danny Espinosa -0.73 158 -0.46 -0.70 -0.04 0.49 -0.02
Jesus Montero -0.73 101 -0.21 -0.41 -0.86 0.81 -0.05
Jordy Mercer -0.74 333 -0.01 -0.61 -0.21 0.04 0.04
Jesus Guzman -0.74 288 -0.23 -0.40 -0.34 0.23
Justin Morneau -0.75 x 572 -0.02 -0.48 -1.44 0.13 1.06
Alex Avila -0.75 x 330 -0.25 -0.03 -1.04 0.50 0.07
Dustin Ackley -0.76 x x 384 0.13 -1.11 -0.28 0.16 0.35
Evan Gattis -0.77 x x 354 -0.19 0.44 -1.39 0.11 0.27
Wilin Rosario -0.77 x 449 -0.37 0.07 -0.19 -0.22 -0.06
Brett Pill -0.77 85 -0.22 -0.51 -0.86 0.77 0.05
John Mayberry -0.78 353 -0.20 -0.86 0.17 0.08 0.04
Matt Wieters -0.78 x 523 -0.02 -0.16 -0.99 0.30 0.10
Vernon Wells -0.79 x 424 -0.02 -0.85 -0.40 -0.04 0.53
Nolan Arenado -0.79 486 -0.07 -0.80 -0.18 0.22 0.04
Eric Sogard -0.79 x 368 0.23 -1.18 0.16 0.04 -0.03
Juan Perez -0.79 89 -0.26 -1.09 0.40 -0.02 0.18
Stephen Vogt -0.79 135 0.00 -0.41 -0.77 0.29 0.10
Scott Van Slyke -0.80 x 129 -0.07 0.55 -1.37 0.01 0.08
Evan Longoria -0.81 x 614 -0.12 0.50 -0.74 -0.23 -0.21
Yan Gomes -0.83 293 -0.14 -0.30 0.30 -0.69
Chris Stewart -0.83 x 294 0.18 -1.02 -0.35 0.37
Omar Quintanilla -0.84 x 315 0.08 -1.28 0.28 0.07
Jake Elmore -0.84 x 120 0.20 -1.12 -0.51 0.59
Freddy Galvis -0.84 205 -0.09 -0.47 -0.29 -0.07 0.08
Josh Hamilton -0.85 x 576 -0.33 -0.14 0.02 0.16 -0.55
A.J. Ellis -0.86 x x 390 0.17 -0.62 -0.95 0.27 0.27
Alex Presley -0.87 185 -0.08 -1.12 0.28 -0.01 0.07
Alberto Callaspo -0.88 x x 453 0.59 -0.84 -1.31 0.50 0.19
Yasmani Grandal -0.89 x 88 0.31 -1.01 -1.08 0.82 0.08
Darin Ruf -0.90 x 251 -0.26 0.80 -1.39 -0.16 0.12
Chase Headley -0.90 520 -0.15 -0.56 -0.08 -0.05 -0.07
Jason Castro -0.90 x 435 -0.25 0.20 -0.66 -0.15 -0.04
David Ortiz -0.92 x x 518 0.21 0.34 -0.42 -0.20 -0.84
Steve Lombardozzi -0.92 290 -0.01 -1.19 0.11 0.24 -0.07
Xavier Paul -0.93 x 209 -0.16 -0.58 -1.22 0.35 0.69
Jason Heyward -0.93 x 382 0.08 -0.60 -0.37 0.11 -0.14
Michael Morse -0.95 x x 312 -0.32 -0.01 -1.29 0.47 0.20
Donovan Solano -0.96 361 0.03 -1.17 -0.17 0.27 0.07
Raul Ibanez -0.97 x 454 -0.24 0.64 -1.22 0.33 -0.48
Conor Gillaspie -0.97 408 0.04 -0.43 -0.85 0.13 0.14
B.J. Upton -0.98 x 391 -0.41 -0.82 -0.27 0.17 0.37
David Lough -0.98 x 315 -0.14 -0.98 0.55 -0.41
Josh Donaldson -0.98 x 579 0.09 -0.31 -0.13 -0.43 -0.21
Yuniesky Betancourt -0.98 391 -0.15 -0.43 -1.12 0.56 0.16
Logan Morrison -0.99 x 293 0.17 -0.96 -0.28 -0.02 0.11
Laynce Nix -0.99 128 -0.32 -1.01 -0.23 0.39 0.18
Derek Norris -1.00 264 0.01 -0.43 -0.27 -0.39 0.08
Chris Coghlan -1.00 x 195 -0.11 -1.21 0.62 -0.30
Buster Posey -1.01 x 520 0.35 -0.55 -0.83 -0.17 0.19
Ryan Hanigan -1.01 x 222 0.55 -1.22 -1.33 0.98
Adam Rosales -1.02 147 -0.19 -0.39 -1.19 0.75
John Buck -1.04 392 -0.30 -0.31 -0.91 0.30 0.18
Adrian Beltre -1.05 x x 631 0.19 -0.03 -1.21 -0.09 0.10
Matt Kemp -1.05 263 -0.40 -0.58 0.25 -0.39 0.07
Jack Hannahan -1.05 x 139 -0.07 -1.09 -0.64 0.29 0.45
Anthony Recker -1.06 x 135 -0.32 0.26 -1.14 0.14
Jordan Danks -1.07 160 -0.41 -0.33 -0.27 -0.11 0.04
Andrew Brown -1.08 x 150 -0.41 -0.09 -0.65 0.06 0.02
J.J. Hardy -1.08 x 601 0.17 -0.43 -0.98 0.16 0.00
Mark Ellis -1.11 433 0.05 -1.00 -0.18 0.04 -0.01
David Adams -1.11 140 -0.20 -0.88 -0.38 0.34
Devin Mesoraco -1.11 x 323 -0.05 -0.61 -1.23 0.58 0.20
Mike Zunino -1.12 173 -0.30 -0.59 -0.41 0.20 -0.01
Omar Infante -1.12 x 453 0.06 -0.78 -0.26 -0.34 0.21
Ryan Raburn -1.13 x 243 -0.19 0.62 -1.24 -0.27 -0.05
Trevor Plouffe -1.13 x 477 -0.10 -0.61 -0.95 0.14 0.39
James Loney -1.13 x x 549 0.23 -0.75 -1.00 0.20 0.19
Allen Craig -1.14 508 -0.02 -0.59 -0.28 -0.32 0.07
Steve Pearce -1.15 x 119 -0.02 -0.34 -0.75 -0.25 0.21
Mark DeRosa -1.15 204 -0.13 -0.34 -0.92 0.23
Gordon Beckham -1.16 x 371 0.10 -0.95 -0.32 0.00
Danny Valencia -1.17 x 161 -0.19 0.05 -0.66 -0.51 0.15
Brandon Barnes -1.17 408 -0.37 -0.87 0.33 -0.26
Daniel Nava -1.17 x x 458 0.12 -0.51 -1.14 -0.29 0.65
Kendrys Morales -1.17 x x 602 -0.11 -0.19 -1.50 -0.04 0.68
Freddie Freeman -1.17 x 551 -0.03 0.02 -0.74 -0.36 -0.05
Paul Konerko -1.18 x x 467 0.09 -0.59 -1.61 0.57 0.37
Jeff Bianchi -1.19 236 -0.15 -1.26 0.12 0.10
Manny Machado -1.19 x 667 -0.11 -0.94 0.01 -0.48 0.33
Martin Maldonado -1.20 x 183 -0.23 -0.68 -1.04 0.35 0.39
Jonathan Herrera -1.21 x 195 0.22 -1.21 -0.19 -0.04
Skip Schumaker -1.22 x 319 0.10 -1.19 -0.66 0.46 0.08
Chris Owings -1.23 x 55 0.08 -1.31 0.31 -0.31
Oswaldo Arcia -1.23 x x 351 -0.43 0.11 -0.71 -0.47 0.27
Tony Sanchez -1.23 60 -0.22 -0.48 -0.74 0.20
Jose Iglesias -1.23 x 350 -0.02 -1.31 0.72 -0.69 0.07
Kyle Seager -1.23 x 615 0.08 -0.32 -0.44 -0.12 -0.44
Wil Myers -1.24 x 335 -0.21 -0.12 -0.24 -0.52 -0.16
John Jaso -1.26 x x 207 0.22 -1.00 -0.73 -0.31 0.56
Zack Cozart -1.26 567 -0.09 -0.97 -0.25 -0.02 0.08
Nick Hundley -1.26 373 -0.24 -0.29 -1.08 0.28 0.07
Chris Davis -1.26 x 584 -0.32 2.20 -0.82 -0.20 -2.13
Mark Reynolds -1.28 x 445 -0.37 0.16 -0.84 -0.03 -0.21
Tony Cruz -1.29 123 -0.17 -1.37 0.12 0.14
Matt Adams -1.30 x 296 -0.20 0.66 -1.05 -0.33 -0.38
David Freese -1.31 462 -0.08 -0.81 -0.64 0.04 0.18
Prince Fielder -1.33 x 624 0.03 -0.41 -1.25 -0.12 0.42
Jurickson Profar -1.35 x 286 0.08 -0.80 -0.97 0.34
Cody Ross -1.35 317 0.07 -0.77 -0.59 -0.16 0.10
Cliff Pennington -1.35 269 0.04 -1.23 -0.25 0.05 0.05
Andres Torres -1.36 272 -0.11 -1.11 0.00 -0.15
Tyler Flowers -1.36 x 256 -0.50 0.00 -1.24 0.31 0.06
Jimmy Paredes -1.37 125 -0.44 -1.34 0.28 0.13
Kevin Pillar -1.38 102 -0.32 -0.34 -0.93 0.21
Melky Cabrera -1.40 x 344 0.15 -1.16 -0.22 -0.23 0.07
Erik Kratz -1.41 x 197 -0.15 -0.10 -1.45 0.29
Andrew Romine -1.41 108 -0.14 -1.38 -0.09 0.20
Brendan Ryan -1.41 319 -0.19 -1.06 -0.48 0.33 -0.01
Scooter Gennett -1.41 213 -0.08 -0.51 -0.02 -0.81
Luis Cruz -1.42 173 -0.14 -1.32 -0.24 0.22 0.05
Anthony Rendon -1.43 x 351 0.13 -0.82 -0.85 0.12
Reid Brignac -1.43 x 92 -0.29 -0.92 -1.51 0.75 0.54
Gaby Sanchez -1.43 x 264 0.29 -0.66 -1.21 0.12 0.02
J.D. Martinez -1.44 296 -0.33 -0.61 -0.65 0.12 0.04
Carlos Quentin -1.44 x x 276 -0.07 -0.18 -1.38 -0.27 0.47
Aaron Hill -1.44 x 327 0.15 -0.60 -0.82 -0.30 0.12
Jeff Keppinger -1.45 x 423 0.24 -1.19 -0.99 0.49
Joey Terdoslavich -1.46 79 -0.28 -1.35 0.38 -0.21
Carlos Santana -1.47 x 541 0.25 -0.33 -0.66 -0.01 -0.72
Geovany Soto -1.47 x 163 -0.16 0.59 -1.33 -0.45 -0.10
Casper Wells -1.48 95 -0.46 -1.39 -0.52 0.87 0.02
Giancarlo Stanton -1.49 x 425 -0.25 0.21 -1.07 -0.45 0.06
Robbie Grossman -1.50 257 -0.16 -0.81 -0.40 -0.13
Brandon Crawford -1.50 499 -0.06 -0.94 -0.51 0.02 -0.02
Pete Kozma -1.51 410 0.01 -1.31 -0.50 0.22 0.08
Chris Herrmann -1.51 157 -0.40 -0.35 -1.18 0.41
A.J. Pierzynski -1.53 503 -0.15 -0.43 -0.94 0.22 -0.23
Didi Gregorius -1.53 357 0.02 -0.87 -0.49 -0.19
Dayan Viciedo -1.54 441 -0.23 -0.44 -0.77 -0.18 0.09
Matt Davidson -1.54 x 76 -0.40 -0.12 -1.37 0.35
Carlos Beltran -1.54 x 554 -0.02 -0.19 -0.64 -0.14 -0.56
Ed Lucas -1.54 351 -0.10 -1.03 -0.48 0.06
Carlos Ruiz -1.56 x 310 0.17 -0.95 -0.84 0.06
Kyle Blanks -1.56 280 -0.32 -0.49 -0.92 0.15 0.01
Greg Dobbs -1.57 x x 237 0.10 -1.25 -1.01 0.13 0.46
Josh Phegley -1.58 204 -0.29 -0.94 -0.57 0.22
Chad Tracy -1.58 129 -0.13 -0.36 -1.60 0.35 0.15
Josh Willingham -1.59 x 389 -0.15 -0.30 -1.29 -0.09 0.24
Clete Thomas -1.59 290 -0.24 -0.94 -0.61 0.19
Chris Iannetta -1.61 x 325 -0.07 -0.29 -1.48 -0.04 0.28
Hank Conger -1.62 233 -0.25 -0.33 -0.93 -0.20 0.08
Colby Rasmus -1.63 x x 417 -0.28 0.40 -1.24 -0.83 0.32
Nick Punto -1.63 x 294 0.19 -1.15 -0.83 0.16
Jed Lowrie -1.65 x 603 0.14 -0.54 -0.89 -0.19 -0.16
Yadier Molina -1.67 x 505 0.17 -0.74 -0.77 -0.33
Humberto Quintero -1.68 131 -0.25 -0.51 -1.78 0.85
Chris Parmelee -1.69 294 -0.07 -0.40 -1.46 0.37 -0.13
Moises Sierra -1.72 107 -0.09 -1.07 0.38 -1.12 0.18
Kevin Youkilis -1.77 105 -0.15 -0.63 -1.19 0.19 0.02
Jason Kubel -1.78 x 259 -0.33 -0.59 -1.18 0.10 0.22
Jordan Pacheco -1.78 247 0.01 -1.27 -1.12 0.60
Matt Dominguez -1.78 543 -0.05 -0.48 -1.33 0.14 -0.07
Junior Lake -1.80 236 -0.50 -0.69 -0.63 0.02
Billy Butler -1.83 x 582 0.23 -0.62 -1.46 -0.17 0.18
Lucas Duda -1.83 x 318 -0.17 0.39 -1.41 0.13 -0.77
Reed Johnson -1.84 123 -0.28 -1.16 0.07 -0.47
Brian McCann -1.84 x x 356 0.15 0.24 -1.54 0.43 -1.12
Cole Gillespie -1.86 59 -0.05 -1.36 -1.26 0.80
Michael McKenry -1.86 115 -0.15 -0.60 -1.56 0.45
Nick Markakis -1.87 x 634 0.31 -1.10 -0.84 0.04 -0.29
Daric Barton -1.88 x 104 0.23 -0.68 -1.24 -0.10 -0.08
Carlos Corporan -1.91 x 191 -0.34 -0.19 -1.60 0.11 0.10
Jerry Hairston -1.92 x 204 0.25 -1.16 -1.36 0.22 0.13
Ryan Roberts -1.92 162 -0.17 -0.40 -1.21 -0.15 0.02
Delmon Young -1.92 x 334 -0.31 -0.39 -1.56 0.06 0.27
Jose Molina -1.92 283 -0.14 -1.25 -0.41 -0.16 0.05
Welington Castillo -1.93 380 -0.13 -0.69 -0.76 -0.41 0.07
Sean Rodriguez -1.93 195 -0.26 -0.66 -0.68 -0.40 0.07
Willie Bloomquist -1.93 x 139 0.23 -1.38 -0.29 -0.50
Sean Halton -1.95 x 101 -0.37 -0.17 -1.56 0.15
Aramis Ramirez -1.97 x 304 0.09 -0.27 -1.25 -0.29 -0.24
Cesar Hernandez -1.99 121 -0.09 -1.37 -0.30 -0.23
Mike Moustakas -2.01 472 -0.03 -0.72 -1.24 -0.06 0.04
Mark Teixeira -2.02 53 -0.15 -0.23 -1.78 1.37 -1.22
Miguel Montero -2.02 413 -0.15 -0.57 -1.41 0.31 -0.21
Salvador Perez -2.03 496 0.05 -0.79 -0.95 -0.31 -0.03
Jay Bruce -2.07 x 626 -0.31 0.28 -0.46 -0.01 -1.56
Wilmer Flores -2.08 95 -0.18 -1.12 -1.20 0.42
Cesar Izturis -2.13 x 129 0.25 -1.38 -1.59 0.60
Grant Green -2.14 140 -0.32 -1.10 -0.46 -0.26
Hector Sanchez -2.16 129 -0.26 -0.64 -1.75 0.49
Brayan Pena -2.19 229 0.00 -0.98 -1.13 -0.11 0.01
Jeff Mathis -2.22 232 -0.33 -0.94 -1.22 0.23 0.05
Adrian Gonzalez -2.23 583 0.00 -0.26 -1.26 -0.13 -0.58
David Ross -2.24 x 102 -0.45 -0.05 -0.63 -1.11
Joe Mauer -2.26 x 445 0.18 -0.56 -1.26 -0.50 -0.13
Pablo Sandoval -2.27 x 525 0.12 -0.69 -1.20 -0.16 -0.35
Justin Turner -2.28 200 0.03 -1.08 -1.01 -0.23
Gerald Laird -2.29 x 121 0.08 -1.17 -0.90 -0.31
Nick Noonan -2.31 105 -0.29 -1.38 -1.11 0.47
Jonny Gomes -2.31 x 312 -0.12 -0.15 -1.11 -0.50 -0.43
Roger Kieschnick -2.31 84 -0.25 -1.39 -0.46 -0.21
Luis Jimenez -2.33 104 -0.34 -1.34 -0.05 -0.65 0.04
Victor Martinez -2.33 x 605 0.43 -0.74 -1.32 -0.13 -0.56
Marcus Semien -2.34 69 -0.61 -0.39 -0.85 -0.50
Chris Colabello -2.35 160 -0.43 -0.92 -1.30 0.29
Wilkin Ramirez -2.36 81 -0.41 -1.33 -0.29 -0.33
Ryan Goins -2.38 119 -0.32 -0.97 -1.06 -0.03
Guillermo Quiroz -2.38 86 -0.23 -1.14 -1.52 0.43 0.08
Nate Freiman -2.44 x 190 -0.01 -0.90 -1.47 -0.34 0.28
Clint Barmes -2.45 304 -0.17 -0.99 -1.51 0.22
Seth Smith -2.49 368 -0.14 -0.65 -1.13 -0.25 -0.33
Robert Andino -2.58 76 -0.21 -1.35 -1.37 0.35
Josh Satin -2.60 190 0.03 -0.77 -0.95 -0.91
Jhonny Peralta -2.63 409 -0.17 -0.46 -0.98 -0.58 -0.44
Travis d’Arnaud -2.66 99 0.02 -1.11 -1.89 0.31
Rob Brantly -2.68 223 -0.20 -1.25 -1.67 0.27 0.16
Chris Johnson -2.75 x 514 -0.25 -0.66 -1.43 -0.66 0.25
Tyler Moore -2.83 167 -0.44 -0.63 -1.36 -0.45 0.05
Ryan Lavarnway -2.85 x 77 -0.14 -0.97 -1.32 -0.67 0.26
Yorvit Torrealba -2.86 179 0.07 -1.39 -1.61 0.07
Nick Green -2.90 55 -0.18 -0.75 -1.59 -0.39
Tim Federowicz -2.93 160 -0.43 -0.71 -1.59 -0.20
Josmil Pinto -2.97 x 76 -0.22 0.11 -1.51 -1.34
Ryan Ludwick -3.02 129 -0.24 -0.91 -1.82 0.00 -0.06
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -3.13 x 425 -0.33 -0.21 -0.65 -0.57 -1.36
Ryan Howard -5.84 x 286 -0.48 0.20 -0.77 -0.22 -4.57

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  1. Joe says:
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    wow. so much math.

    • Dano

      Dano says:
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      @Joe: yeah! moving forward i’ll be less mathy and more mouthy

      • Joe says:
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        @Dano: it really is impressive stuff. I’m just happy that i drafted Khris Davis and i was stuck with Wilson Ramos by default as the last catcher drafted.

        • Dano

          Dano says:
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          @Joe: WillRam is golden. 3 relatively big IF’s but IF each one happens, he can go 65-25-85 but avg might drop…
          a) IF his flyball rate increases his HR rate will sky rockets (flyball and homerun average distance is top notch)…BABIP & AVG would drop though
          b) IF he bats 6th-7th and not 8th he could approach 90 RBI and this is all IF…
          c) he stays healthy

  2. Nico

    Nico says:
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    This is awesome. Before I discovered Razzball, and in a years when I usually have more time, I create a BABIP differential spreadsheet for both hitters and pitchers to find value. A few years ago, it helped me land Hiroki Kiroda and Max Scherzer in the extreme late rounds of a draft. You’ve taken that idea to the next level. I live for this stuff!

  3. Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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    Getting this on all pages banner

    Notice: add_option was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.3 with no alternative available. in /home/razzball/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3008

    Thought you might be interested

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re looking into it, T Moore… Thanks!

  4. steve says:
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    i think it’s great that razz is posting advance stat-based articles, but lots of your numbers-heavy posts are a mess to read

    • Joe says:
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      @steve: i hate free in depth analysis.

      • Joe Mama says:
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        @Joe: sounds like you also hate free feedback

  5. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Dano, you’re a god damn genius! I enjoyed this, as sleepers are my thang. Also a great movie. Kudos

    • Dano

      Dano says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: thanksir – man – i thought i broke the site for a second. looks like it’s fixed.

      what movie reference? (on my phone) – did i forget my own content already or am i so damn good i inherently associated a good movie reference?

  6. -MBP says:
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    First time, long time…

    Any thoughts on my OBP/QS roto team that just drafted last night?

    Carlos Santana
    Chris Davis
    Dustin Pedroia
    Aramis Ramirez
    Alexei Ramirez
    Adam Jones
    Wil Myers
    Carlos Beltran
    Willin Rosario
    Will Venable
    Evan Gattis
    Will Middlebrooks

    Adam Wainwright
    Danny Salazar
    Tony Cingrani
    Andrew Cashner
    AJ Griffin
    Yordano Ventura
    Ian Kennedy

    Jim Henderson
    Huston Street
    Cody Allen
    Drew Smyly

    • Dano

      Dano says:
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      @-MBP: You have Salazar & Waino so you won that! + potential in YorDANO and Cashner. Don’t love Griffin or Kennedy. I would think you will wind up close to last in OBP, but should have solid offensive counting stats otherwise.

  7. Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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    Dano: I am experiencing a problem (really an issue with the ESPN draft template )

    Cuddyer is not being shown as a first base man any longer. I realized this as I tried to move him in a draft to another position. Then I found that also, it seems there is no mechanism to adjust your line-up in-draft at all.

    Meaning your lineup is what ESPN decides to designate it as – even for multi-position players. Further meaning, if you draft someone at a position, he may be sent to clog another position for which you had other plans.

    This is important as we are now drafting “post” opening day, So, your line-up at draft may have already scored points (both good and bad) and you are not allowed to adapt to this.

    The draft line-up IS your “to date” line up for scoring purposes and you have no control over it.

    Am I doing something wrong or missing the tool for making in draft line up adjustments???

    Signed: Frustrated and desperate to do a good job in front of my RazzBall heartthrob “The Star of the Show” -Jay Wrong, come RB draft day tomorrow.

    PS Which reminds me of something can not keep a secret any longer. And I have to tell someone who will appreciate it – I thought, you might be that someone, Dano.

    I will be dressed perfectly for the draft.

    I have purchased a lovely designed long sleeved bowling shirt in my team colors of teal, black, white and gold – My team is the Great Valley MAGPIES – these are its natural colors.

    I have had added broad golden epaulets with a recapitulation of the same gold braid tassels, found on the epaulet, as a tastefully short fringe down the sleeves (Perfection!!!). The team name, MAGPIES, is on the front in bold gold letters and my sponsor’s name, JET AGE CONSTRUCTION, is emblazoned across the back is the same lettering. A special touch, that.

    And I have been lucky enough to find a beautiful pair iridescent spandex tights that is overflowing with subtle highlights and compliments to the Magpie color palate found in the bowling shirt top.

    Together, they are simply scrumptious. Isn’t this wonderful?

    I’m so excited about it! It is hard not to put it on right now. But, I want it perfect for my fantasy draft – just like everything else will be – if I have my way about it.

    Got to go, Lot’s to do – to be ready tomorrow, for, Jay!

    • Dano

      Dano says:
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      @Ghost of the Disappeared: i am so uncomfortable….moreso about what to do about cuddyer. is it maybe because the season started and lineups are locked?

      • Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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        @Dano:

        Yeah probs. And don’t Jay about my outfit. It’s a surprise

  8. Will says:
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    The “Razzball Fantasy Baseball BABIP vs. Average Comparison” link has “mailto:” appended to the beginning.

    It opened in my mail client. Chopping the “mailto:” off goes to the right URL:

    http://razzball.com/playerrater-babipvavg

  9. costaricanchata says:
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    are you sure that nicky noonan’s numbers are corrrect ?
    something seems off .

  10. Mike says:
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    I hope you can tell me if i can win my ffb leage with this team we have 15 teams in this leage and it is a standard leage with obp. Saves.I will go from my catcher then 1st2nd3rd ba$e then ss of. Then my sp and rps. Darnaud a-gon gyrko josh donaldson andrellton simmons bruce, beltran, de aza, bench and flex players are alonso heisey , mark reynolds, schoop, oswaldo arcia, sp… Kershaw, zimmerman, archer, peavey, gee, bud norris, rp k janson, c janson , jim henderson and bobby parnell, k rod.. Its a very deeep leage could my bench have a chance of breaking out or am i ust screwed in outfield position.. There is nobody pretty much in free agent uggla and ludwick are out there and henders9n alverez is too

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: should i try and trade for a player i follow you page razzball for baseball and football and your advice would mean alot if u can read it i get made fun of for my grammer cause my phone sucks and never writes what i want it to i can try to set my lineup in a way it is easier to read maybe that will help cause my phone is working bettrr now..w
      Darnaud
      A-gon
      Gyrko
      J donaldson
      A simmons
      J bruce
      Beltran
      De aza
      Flex/bench
      Heisey
      Mark reynolds
      Yonder
      J schoop
      O arcia
      Sp
      Kershaw
      Zimmerman
      Archer
      Peavey
      Gee
      Bud norris
      Rp
      K janson
      Casey janson
      HHenderson
      Parnel

      K rod
      I can trade kjanson austin jackson should i do thator

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: my phone is acting up it was k janson and i will get austn jackson should i take that trade p

      • Dano

        dano says:
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        @Mike: I like Bruce and beltran for counting stats (hr/rbi)…prob not obp. If I were you I’d like to upgrade offense and stream/look at deep sp options (just put up a deep impact post yesterday). I don’t think Ajax is much OF a obp asset either but you do have 4 closers. Try to trade Parnell…some concerns with life/velocity of fb.

  11. Luis says:
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    Dano, I just read your piece on pitchers and you had created this matrix on the effectiveness of their pitches. I know I’m late in the game here but, do you think you could email me the rest of the matrix?

    loumev@gmail.com

    • Dano

      dano says:
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      @Luis: gimme an hour or so. Thx

  12. Luis says:
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    Dano, I just read your piece on pitchers and you had created this matrix on the effectiveness of their pitches. I know I’m late in the game here but, do you think you could email me the rest of the matrix?

    loumev@gmail.com

  13. ron says:
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    Any advice on daily leagues? Where is the best place to find up to the minute starting line ups and injury reports? The site I play on lists players as DTD when I pick the players but some don’t say anything unless you click on them and then it will tell you a player is not playing that day. Too many times I have had a player on multiple contests that did not appear on injury lists and that one player ruined every contest. I pick these the night before and by the time I get home games are already started. Any advice? I can’t do anything about the last minute change and for that reason for basketball I stay away from San Antonio! I know the answer is to check line ups closer to game time but I was wondering which site is most accurate. I just joined baseball press and it’s baseball impress!

    • Dano

      dano says:
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      @ron: twitter mlb lineups handle

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