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Razzball Hittertron (aka Hitter-Tron): This tool is designed to identify attractive short-term hitter pickups and to determine when to start/sit hitters on your roster. (For Daily Fantasy Baseball games, check out DFSBot) The higher the $ value, the more attractive the start. Hittertron 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).
What Is The Expected Accuracy Of Hittertron Projections?: Please see the Razzball Ombotsman for correlations between the Hittertron projections and actual stats.
Filtering Results: You can filter multiple fields at the same time. The text fields below the column headers enable several methods for filtering the data. Here are some examples:
|ANY MATCH||‘B’ in Pos||Typing B in Pos will filter to any player with 1B, 2B, or 3B eligibility. Type in more details to filter further – e.g., “1B’, “1B, 3B”, etc.|
|OR|||||2B|SS||Requires exact match on both sides – so 2B|SS returns anyone who has 2B or SS eligibility but not anyone with 2B/SS, 2B/3B, etc.|
|NOT||!||!OF||All players who do not have OF eligibility.|
|NOR||! |||!1B|OF||All players who do not have 1B eligibility NOR OF eligibility. Just use the ! once.|
|GREATER THAN||>||>30 in $||All players whose $ is greater than 30. Does not work for Date.|
|LESS THAN||<||<30 in $||All players whose $ is less than 30. Does not work for Date.|
|GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO||>=||>=30 in $||All players whose $ is greater than or equal to 30. Does not work for date.|
|LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO||<=||<=30 in $||All players whose $ is less than or equal to 30. Does not work for Date.|
Position Eligibility – 20 Games in last season for ESPN and ’2 Catcher’ formats. 5 Games for Yahoo.
$ 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. The ‘$U’ estimate is position-neutral and is the value to use when looking at players for Utility slots. We have found this is the key $ value for ‘Daily’ roster changes. Position-adjusted $ can be found in the Weekly Hittertron and in the Hittertron projection on the player pages (accessible by clicking on the player name).
%Start – This is the estimated percentage that a player will start in a game. This takes recent playing time into account including the handedness of the pitcher for platoon hitters. It does not take day-to-day injuries into account – either for the injured player or the fill-in player. Recently called up players who are not undisputed starters may take a couple weeks before their playing time estimate matches reality (until then it’s underestimated). More info can be found in this post.
Own% – Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 84 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.