Fantasy baseball rest of season rankings are the herbal tea to the double espressos that are Hittertron and Stream-o-Nator. Most of the post-draft fantasy baseball decisions we make – particularly in non-FAAB leagues – are of the short-term variety. Looking for the hot schmotato to fill in while your 3rd baseman is injured. Finding a waiver wire pitcher to stream and then dump the next day for the next streaming pitcher. Speculating on a set-up guy that you think might take over the closing role, etc.
But caffeine alone could make one jittery (see Grey’s RCL Transaction log). Sometimes you’ve got to relax. Take a calm, rational look at your team. Determine the players in which you want to stay invested and the players in which you want to dump on the waiver wire or onto an unsuspecting league member in trade (if you want to extend the tea metaphor with the unsuspecting league member bit, be my guest).
- Steamer projects all reported stats (except for those mentioned below)
- Razzball is in charge of projecting playing time estimates (Games/Plate Appearances for hitters, Games/Games Started/IP for pitchers) and projects the following stats: Quality Starts, Saves, Holds
The MLB rest of year projections are updated every day (minus the occasional vacation day) and can be accessed via the Stats menu or directly via these links:
Our Rest of Season Player Rater – now available via the Player Rater menu – uses these projections and and, unlike the curated ‘Rest of Season Rankings’ or ‘Big Boards’ you may find on other sites, our Rest of Season Player Rater is updated every day (again, minus the occasional vacation day). They cover all the league formats of our Season-to-Date Player Rater which includes ESPN and Yahoo roster formats as well AL and NL-only formats.
Some other goodies I failed to mention in Monday’s Fantasy Baseball Player Pages + Hitter-tron post :
- Under the ‘Stats’ Menu, we now have the following in-season stats for Hitters and Pitchers, ranked by 12-team MLB auction values:
- Under the ‘Tools’ Menu, we now have:
- Platoony Tunes – This report helps highlight players with big platoon splits for RHP and LHP. It is sorted by the players projected $ difference between RHPs and LHPs. So Shin Soo-Choo – who is at the top of the list – has a $19 difference as he goes from a very good player ($16) against RHP to a below-rosterable player (-$3) vs LHP. This page can help to identify which of your players are best to start/bench against LHP/RHP as well as channel your inner Billy Beane to identify players undervalued because they are only good at hitting LHP or RHP (e.g., Adam Lind, Cody Ross)
- 2013 Best Pitching Starts – Curious to see how a great start measured up? This chart shows the top 100 starts of the year based on projected $ value.
- As of this post, Yu Darvish’s April 2nd domination of the Astros is the highest valued start at $103.9 (8 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 14 Ks), just edging out Shelby Miller’s May 10th start vs. COL (9 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 13 Ks).
- Unofficial leader board as of this post is Clayton Kershaw with 5, Matt Harvey and Justin Masterson tied with 4, and Yu Darvish/Shelby Miller/Matt Moore/Adam Wainwright/Lance Lynn/Felix Hernandez all tied with 3.
- Amazingly, there are more best starts against Atlanta (8), Philadelphia (6), Oakland (6), and Washington (6) than the MIAmi Marlins (5) and the Houston Astros (5).