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Click here for info on how/why to use Hittertron + column definitions.
Razzball Hitter-Tron (aka Hittertron): This tool is designed to identify attractive short-term hitter free agents and to determine when to start/sit hitters in weekly leagues. The higher the $ value, the more attractive the start. Hitter-Tron projections rely on Steamer Rest of Season projections as a foundation and then adjust based on several game-specific factors that include quality of opposing starting pitcher, hitter’s performance vs. the handedness of opposing starting pitcher, park factors, whether the game is home or away, and predicted batting order spot (for Runs, RBIs, and Plate Appearances).
Sorting/Filtering The Table: To sort, click the column header. Clicking once will sort in descending order. Click twice for ascending order. The Name field does not support sorting. The default sorting is based on $ which is a player’s value factoring in position ($U is independent of position value). To filter, type within the text box underneath the column headers. For text, it looks for any match. For numbers and dates, you can use greater than and less than signs as well (so a 2 in Runs would filter to only players with more than 2 projected Runs). You can use multiple filters at the same time.
$ Values - A hitter’s projected stats for the game are multiplied by 150 and then valued for a 12-team MLB league using the ESPN/CBSSports roster format (13 hitters, 9 pitchers) and a $260 team budget. While the $ values would vary for any other league format, we would expect the rankings to remain relatively the same. For 12-team leagues, $8 is about the ‘average’ hitter start. The ‘$’ estimate takes position value into account. The ‘$U’ estimate is position-neutral and is the value to use when looking at players for Utility slots.
What Is Your Expected Accuracy? - More info to come but expected correlations will be in line with preseason projection accuracy.
Own% - Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 64 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.