Razzball Hittertron – Today’s Hitter Projections


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Hittertron is the ultimate streaming hitter tool. It has 7 days of starts with projections and dollar values. Updated throughout day as starting lineups post. For more information, see the Hittertron FAQ or our Subscriptions page. Monthly subscriptions start at just $4.99/month and daily passes as low as $0.99/day.

Hittertron Info

FAQ: Click here.

Tutorial:

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 MLB hitter 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 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

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  1. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    not working. the subscribed button appears, but attempt to click on it does nothing. screen is just locked.

  2. Carlos says:
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    Hittertron not working

  3. John says:
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    Can we not sort by date anymore?

    • There is only one date in this table. Hittertron broken out by day

  4. Vince says:
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    Hello, I just wanted to check in to see if we will be able to get the next 7 days of projections when you click on a player to view? I remember being able to view upcoming games projections on a player when you clicked on their name in the past anyways. Thank you.

    • It is there – just buried a bit. Swapping the preseason stuff out tomorrow

  5. Vince says:
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    ah ok. thank you again

  6. Lester says:
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    Hey Rudy,

    Good to be back. Do you know why only TOR and TB players are showing?

    Thanks!

    • early morning drama. fixed pretty quickly.

  7. Tio says:
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    The Hittertron (and the Razzball site in general) are taking a long time to load. I have a fast enough internet connection. Could it be all of the advertising is bogging down site performance?

    • @Tio: It’s working fine on my side. The ads are not the issue. If you are still having delays, let me know your OS/browser.

      • Tio says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        I have tried it on both Chrome & Firefox and the performance delays are similar. Timeouts, takes forever to load the search boxes. I have been using “control F’ to search for specific players, but the tool is slow and clunky even going this route.

        • Has it improved since this morning? Looks like there were some issues w/ CoinTent that required some back-end changes. Let me know if you’re still seeing delays!

  8. Davis says:
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    The Marlins don’t seem to be showing up on Hittertron. That guy behind home plate is disappointed.

    • @Davis: i don’t update until about 10AM EST. you were looking at yesterday’s :)

  9. Dick Pole says:
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    4/5 – Dae Ho Lee doesn’t have a dollar figure or any values in the counting stat fields.

      • Dick Pole says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:Thanks! Dae-Ho’s line is still broken in tomorrow’s Hittertron, but I assume that will be fixed when projections are re-run.

  10. Time To Kill says:
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    I bought the day pass and its says wait a second while we refresh then put up a blank screen???

  11. Lester says:
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    How come the format has changed? I can no longer copy the content over to an excel spreadsheet which is where I do my analysis. Not to mention, a lot of the information for the Nationals is not showing up.

    • @Lester: Thanks for heads-up on Nationals hitter issue. It’s been fixed. Didn’t make any change to the format. Try cutting/pasting a little bit before/after the chart.

      • Lester says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        I think it’s the refreshing thing. It loads up the data, but not all of it is being shown. The load icon keeps spinning and it continues to say, “Thanks for subscribing! Just give us a couple seconds to refresh.”

        • It cuts/pastes okay on this end. Are you cutting/pasting or running a query through Excel?

          • Lester says:
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            @Rudy Gamble:

            Cutting and pasting. When I copy and paste in Excel, it points all the data in one cell instead of across multiple cells (rows and columns). For some reason the first column doesn’t load for me anymore (the ranking column) and I think that’s what is maybe messing up the cutting/pasting because I can’t highlight every field across the row.

            • Lester says:
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              @Lester:

              I found a little work around though so no worries.

  12. Twice on Muesday says:
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    can we get the number next to the player? it is not showing up anymore

    Thank you

  13. Augie says:
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    Is it possible to get PA, AB and H to be expanded another decimal place?

    • @Augie: can you explain why you need this? I don’t think most people need/want this and I am using near 100% of horizontal space.

  14. Jon says:
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    Why isn’t Joe Panik in the list?

      • Jon says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Thanks. I just realized that. I guess my question would’ve been better directed to Bruce Bochy :)

  15. Nick Grossman says:
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    I purchased the 99.99 deluxe package and have ZERO access to any of the resources. I am livid! And there is very little contact information in regards to customer support. I either want complete access or a complete refund by the end of the day!

    Nick Grossman

  16. Tom says:
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    Rudy – I could not be any lazier (in fact, it took 10 days for me to get the energy to post this). Any chance you can add a link to the Tools/Hittertron dropdown for the Points leagues?

  17. Peter says:
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    RUDY! Seems like only 10 pm hitters are showing up.

    • momentary glitch. fixed it about a couple minutes after your comment.

  18. MattTruss

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    Looks like something went screwy with the SEA players this morning…Only Aoki and Seth Smith showing up.

    • @MattTruss: Yeah, that got resolved pretty quick. Our lineup feed has had weird glitches the last day or two which causes this. I’m going to change it so it ignores lineups unless there is the right # of hitters.

      • MattTruss

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        Cool, I should remember to refresh more probably. Thanks Rudy

  19. peacecoast says:
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    any way I can select multiple hitters at once to compare?

    • @peacecoast: yes, type a player’s full name, then |, then the second player’s name. it’s only working now w/ full names so it’ll look like Oswaldo Arcia|Eddie Rosario. It should work for as many players as you include.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: this currently is not working rudy

        • @peacecoast: We made an update to the filtering yesterday. You need to clear your browser history + cookies/plugins. Let me know if that doesn’t do the trick.

                • peacecoast says:
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                  @peacecoast:altho only did cache and browser history, dunno how to clear plugins

                  • If u are using chrome, there is a checkbox that says “cookies and plugins”. That is the one u need to check.

                  • peacecoast says:
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                    @peacecoast: ya did that, def not working

                  • @peacecoast: I’m stumped. That’s done the trick w/ everyone else. Have you tried on a different browser?

                    • peacecoast says:
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                      @Rudy Gamble: will try when I get home thx!

                    • peacecoast says:
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                      @Rudy Gamble: still doesn’t work at home on chrome. nor on safari (mac). sosad

                    • Just checking – is all filtering not working or just multiple players in name field. The multiple player filtering isn’t working and is being reviewed. Everything else should be working.

                    • peacecoast says:
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                      @Rudy Gamble: doh

                      was just talking about multiple player

  20. claude says:
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    hittertron is only showing SF and SD players right now…..

  21. Chadaristic says:
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    Hey Rudy, Hittertron has Javier Baez listed as being a SS on ESPN, but he actually only has 2B eligibility for now.

  22. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    same issue on hitter tron today. doesn’t accept input % owned, it did yesterday pretty sure.

  23. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Hey Rudy, filters still seem broken, maybe it just needs some time?

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @MattTruss: glad it isn’t just me, and it almost can’t be, as i tried 3 computers now. this started yesterday, as i know they worked tuesday

  24. rocks for jocks says:
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    Filters aren’t working this morning for multi-player analysis…

    • @rocks for jocks: have you emptied your cache + cookies/plugins? we made a change a day ago that requires this for that functionality to work again.

      • mbowling25 says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Cleared everything. Filters still aren’t working for multi-player analysis. Not sure what plug-ins are though – it wasn’t listed.. If anyone has instructions for that on Chrome, I’m all ears.

        • Multi-player filtering not working right now. Discovered this morning. Investigating fix this week. Best bet now is to download and then filter in excel or filter one player at time. Apologies.

  25. Timothy Richter says:
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    What is the methodology behind the playing time %? Is it a formula or do you guys come up with your own numbers?

    Just curious because Byung-Ho Park has started in 100% of games against RHP in AL stadiums. (He sat a few times in NL parks). However, his start % is 79%. Is this something where the NL park games throwing off the formula and it will work itself out as time goes on?

    Just want to know because in daily transactions leagues I look very closely at these playing% for decision making. Thanks.

    • The methodology is a combo of recent games + hand of pitcher + player’s role. I think the NL sits are what is taking his % down. Will think about how I could account for that going forward.

  26. Sasquatch Slugger says:
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    iphone 5 not bringing up hittertron or streamonator. Tried clearing cookies and all website data for a couple of days now. Was working just fine 5 days ago.

      • Sasquatch Slugger says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: worth a try…I’ll get back to you

      • Sasquatch Slugger says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: process of downloading iOS 9.3.1 in order to get Chrome. So slow … may take a day or so just to download it in this remote area of Canada.

      • Sasquatch Slugger says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: got Chrome finally and cleared cache & cookies with no luck. Tried powering off phone & starting fresh … No luck. Cleared cache and cookies again but still no go. Not mad or anything…just thought you should know. Curious how many others with iPhone 5 s are having same problems.
        Thanks for all your hard work!

        • what exactly isn’t working? is it just using multiple names in the name filter or everything – e.g., can you do <80 in the Own% column?

      • Sasquatch Slugger says:
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        Nothing at all shows up… Just the intro page…tutorial etc. As if I hadn’t purchased it yet. Before it worked fine even without Chrome.@Rudy Gamble:

      • Sasquatch Slugger (team Maxwell) says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:Man.. now I feel corrected(stupid-whatever). Should have signed in to cointent! But honestly, before I didn’t have to do that for it to work. Anyway its working now and yeah now it only works on chrome.
        Thanks for your patience with folks like me. Hittertron and Streamonator really seem to help especially with hitting so far. 1st place so far in two rcls (team Maxwell). Again I appreciate all you do!!

  27. MattTruss

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    Looks like only 6 teams are showing at the moment Rudy.

    • sorry – it’s some bug i haven’t solved yet. the 10 minute refresh (to look for posted lineups) seems to work great 99% of the time but then there are weird cases where suddenly the slate goes down to a handful of games. will figure it out at some point. for now, just be patient. will self-correct in 10 minutes.

  28. Jon says:
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    Many fields are blank.

  29. SwingingRichards says:
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    What’s happening with the Colorado and SD hitters? No stats are showing up for either since this morning’s update.

  30. Jon says:
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    Why is the Nationals lineup not updating in hittertron?

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Jon: by now WAS’s does work, but BAL’s doesn’t. you CAN search by at least some BAL player names, (jones shows up)

      • Rudy Gamble

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        @Mantis Tobaggan MD: caught the lineup glitch an hour or so ago. All hitters are on a team’s active roster are projected prior to lineups with projected playing time %.

        • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: BAL’s not working again today for some reason, when you search by BAL

          • Type in ORI. It is looking at the whole hyperlink and our stupid domain has BAL in it so it doesn’t filter out anything. Will try to figure out a better workaround.

  31. Dick Pole says:
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    Ben Revere activated from the DL today and in Washington’s starting lineup.

    • running process every 10 minutes. it’s running now. once it sees Revere in lineup, it should take him off DL, update his ROS projection, and add him to Hittertron for today. will add future days tomorrow morning (unless i re-run everything at some point today which is possible).

      by the time you read this, should already be updated.

  32. Jon says:
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    Hittertron is still showing yesterday.

  33. Dick Pole says:
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    Billy Hamilton not in Hittertron today.

    • Jon says:
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      @Dick Pole: he’s on the bereavement list

  34. Timothy Richter says:
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    Pedro Alvarez does not have 3B eligibility on Y!

  35. Charles says:
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    No late night lineup refresh?

    • @Charles: nope. it’s set to run every 10 minutes through 7PM EST but the event scheduler shut off unexpectedly at 4:30 PM EST and I didn’t catch it until too late.

      • Charles says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: is it possible to keep the refreshes going until all lineups are in?

        • @Charles: That’s what it is set for. Imagine what I’m doing is keeping a light switch on. It’s on 24/7 and schedules an event every 10 minutes. If no new lineups are in or it’s 7PM-10AM EST, it just stops. If new lineups are in, it re-runs stuff. That’s the norm. Yesterday, the equivalent of the circuit breaker went down and I have to manually turn the switch on when the electricity came back. If that happened in the morning, would’ve easily caught it. Happened right as I stepped away from my computer. Should be a freak occurrence.

          • Charles says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: thanks for the detail. I mistook your first response to mean that no updates would be made after 7pm.

  36. Munnyshooter says:
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    Should both matchups be up on the Hittertron for the Royals/Red Sox doubleheader today? Only seeing the late game. Thanks

  37. Lester says:
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    Doesn’t look like updated lineups are coming through right now.

    • Looks like the 4:10PM EST lineup synch failed but ran successful at 4PM and 4:20Pm. You seeing the updated lineups now?

  38. AP says:
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    The Hittertron still seems to love Prince Fielder at this point, but I’m having a tough time trusting him right now, especially with him set to face 3 lefties next week. Do you still feel good about rolling him out there or would you consider this a situation where the projections aren’t telling the whole story about a declining or injured player?

    • I agree with you. In shallower leagues, no problem benching him until he turns it around

  39. Bart Low says:
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    Why is Elvis Andrus missing?

    • weird glitch from our data provider that made him (and ohlendorf) inactive from their earlier suspension. corrected and should have data in there by the time you see this.

  40. Stephen says:
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    FYI: LAD/CIN players not showing as of 7AM.

  41. peacecoast says:
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    Duvall is missing

  42. Charles says:
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    Butler and Rusin switched Sat/Sun starts. Big Coors impact!

  43. Stephen says:
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    is the batter vs pitcher link supposed to go to baseballpress/lineups?

    or is that link doubled up?

  44. Tim says:
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    Day 7 is not working for me. Only showing the top player.

  45. Mike says:
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    I am getting wrong format for all days this week except today…

  46. Jon says:
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    The pitcher’s are not matched right. The hitters are all showing that they’re facing their own pitcher, like Jose Altuve facing Dallas Keuchel

    • LucroyMyPuig says:
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      @Jon: Yup, says Neil Walker is facing deGrom… As if!

    • Dave says:
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      @Jon: Yep, same here.

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Jon: confirming this is showing for me as well. Stanton has a daddy matchup against conley though, haha.

    • @Jon: That’s now been fixed. What – it’s not helpful to know whom the opposing hitters are opposing?

      • Jon says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Thanks. I wasn’t sure which pitcher the projected stats were based on :)

        • @Jon: The projected stats were on the right pitcher. Just was pulling the wrong opposing pitcher link.

  47. B says:
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    Is the correct Alvarez evaluated for the 6/8 Baltimore game? Dariel Alvarez is listed here, but I see Pedro Alvarez elsewhere.

    • B says:
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      I see that it’s fixed. Thanks!

  48. chadaristic says:
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    @Rudy Gamble: Javier Baez has 2B and 3B eligibility in ESPN leagues, but Hittertron only lists him as a 3B.

    • Fixed for today. Fixed for all days tomorrow morning. Thx for heads up!

  49. Jon says:
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    Just curious, why did Altuve’s projections go down after the lineups were released? Was it he was expected to hit 1 or 2 and he is hitting 3? Or is there something else?

    • Pre-lineup assumed Correa to start. That affects R/RBI. Moving down in order would decrease his HR and SB a tad.

  50. Jon says:
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    The Rockies lineup has been out for 2 hours. Why not updated yet?

    • We are using Baseball Press and they must be having an issue on some of the later games. Sorry.

  51. ohbilly2134 says:
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    Hey guys- for anyone looking for Peter O’Brien in Hittertron, he won’t appear when you search his name. Think I figured out the issue…

    You can find him if you type in “Brien”. I guess for whatever reason, Hittertron doesn’t recognize the first letter (“O”) + apostrophe.

  52. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Having problems accessing the tools after paying for the whole combo package. Please help

    • @Tom: The ‘next week’ grids are only available Fri-Mon as it’s too far in advance to project the probable pitchers before that time. So check back tomorrow morning :)

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