Razzball Hittertron – Next Week Hitter Projections

This table is updated on Friday-Monday mornings to reflect the upcoming Monday-Sunday baseball week.  Only includes players on active 25-man roster (not on DL or minors) as of the day that it is updated.  (So if a guy is due off DL mid-week, he will not in here).


Hittertron Info:

FAQ: Click here.

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:

Function Symbol Example Explanation
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 Hitter-tron and in the Hitter-tron projection on the player pages (accessible by clicking on the player name).

Own% –  Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 84 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.

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  1. Brad says:

    Hey – your total games for the week are off for week of April 11, 2016.

    • @Brad: almost 100% fixed. got a nasty surprise that my feed provider only projected probable starts for 3 days versus the typical 7. (to be fair, a lot of uncertainly this time of year). Had to do it myself. As of last run, only 4 games missing. Should be filled in by the time you read this message (easy to tell by going to weekly pitcher planner and looking for ‘off’ days on Fri/Sat/Sun)

  2. John says:

    Hi Rudy – for some reason, every time I try to copy and paste stats here into a spreadsheet, it comes along with an annoying “Read more : http://razzball.com” message. Its only this week that its happened. Am I doing something wrong, or have you changed things up on the site somehow?

    • @John: Not sure what’s driving that – might be a WordPress update. It’s not on your end.

  3. John says:

    Whatever it is, its gotta go. There’s no need to place advertising in my spreadsheets. I’m the only one who’ll ever see it.

    I’m too lazy to ask for my money back, but if this is the new norm, I won’t be re-subscribing going forward.

    I appreciate you looking into this for me.

    • @John: it happens if anyone cuts text from our site. So there are cases where it behooves us like someone cutting text from our site to tweet or into another site’s comments. I’m not sure what plugin is driving this but i’m not looking to take it down.

      Ideally we’d have CSV or XLS download of the tables but no easy solution for that.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

  4. John says:

    Like I mentioned, this is the first week that its ever been associated with statistical data (ie. your weekly projections). That’s never happened before. So whatever plugin is causing it has just this week been implemented on the projection stat pages.

    I could understand the utility of the plugin on your content & articles (as you mentioned), but nobody’s going to re-tweet 18 columns of offensive player projections. Simply put, the plugin has no business being implemented on these pages.

    Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion. Its only because I like the site as much as I do that I take the time to offer it.

    Have a nice weekend!

    • @John: thanks for the feedback. grey turned the widget off last night. badly written – should have given an option to enable for posts and turn off for pages.

  5. illpo says:

    Just a quick comment that Cubs and Rockies are projecting for a 4 game week but both have 6 games this week.


  6. ProjectX says:

    Hey is anyone else not seeing ranking numbers in the # column (the first left most column)?

    The column is there but it is not populated for me.

    • ProjectX says:


      After I make a post, the rankings appear but then go away if I refresh the page. Tried two browsers (Chrome, Firefox).

      Thanks! Love your work Rudy.


  7. The JoGarza says:

    Rudy, remind me how player additions work to HIT? Was trying to find Jeremy Hazelbaker and he’s not there.

    • @The JoGarza: good catch. for some reason, his default position in my database was “pitcher” which excluded him from the projections. it’s running now – should be up in 5-10 min.

  8. Mr. Snrub says:

    Wondering how the playing time/AB’s are updated. Quite a few current pickups have low estimates in playing time making their $ estimates low. For example Hyun Soo Kim is starting his 3rd game in a row but projected for 7 PA’s next week?

    • It is updated via a formula factoring full-time role + last 7 day. If a guy starts 4 games in last 7, should move to 65%.

    • You can look at his daily projections to get a sense of what he’d do with more playing time.

  9. Rico says:

    Just pointing out that for those of us with new Cubs catcher Contreras, his PT doesn’t appear to be updating as he still shows about 1 game projected for next week.

    • thanks. upped his start rate from 15% to 40% but hard to go much higher unless/until Montero moved. Montero’s starting ~50% of games right now and Ross has 20%. Contreras got some extra play this week with Rizzo down. I’ll nudge him up if he plays more than 2-3 times a week w/ Rizzo back. Should be re-run by the time you see this.

      • Rico says:

        @Rudy Gamble:

        I believe at this point with his hot start he’s going to be in the lineup regularly. Whether that’s OF, C or 1B.

        • 1B will close up soon but u are prob right. Will adjust up next week based on usage.

  10. Rico Silvetti says:

    Maybe update Dahl to reflect him playing every day?

    • I updated him from 70% to 85% playing time. i think that’s about right – i could see it going down a tick when Parra comes back (unless they move CarGo to 1B). One quirk has been that the Rockies have faced almost all RHP since his promotion (and this week, they face a number of LHP)

  11. Brian R says:

    Hey guys. Looks like next weeks hittertron is not loading. Next weeks pitcher projections are loading fine but not the hitters for some reason. Thank you.

  12. Fish in a Barrel says:

    Hittertron weekly and Hittertron Fri-Sun not appearing after refresh. CSV file is empty upon download. Thx

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