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Razzball Streamonator (aka Stream-o-Nator, Stream-o-nater, Streamonater): This tool is designed to identify attractive short-term pitcher pickups – aka fantasy baseball streamers/streaming pitchers. It could also be used to determine when to start/sit a pitcher on your roster. The higher the $ value, the more attractive the start. Streamonator projections rely on Steamer Rest of Season projections as a foundation and then adjust based on several game-specific factors that include opponent strength vs. the pitcher’s handedness, whether the start is home or away and park factors.
What Is The Expected Accuracy Of Streamonator Projections?: Please see the Razzball Ombotsman for correlations between the Streamonator 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|||||Ruth|Aaron in ‘Name’||All players with Ruth or Aaron in their name|
|NOT||!||!FM in ‘Halls’||All players who are not in both the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Merit|
|NOR||! |||!F|M in ‘Halls’||All players who are not in the Hall of Fame NOR the Hall of Merit. Just use the ! once.|
|GREATER THAN||>||>30 in $||All players whose $ is greater than 30|
|LESS THAN||<||<30 in $||All players whose $ is less than 30|
|GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO||>=||>=30 in $||All players whose $ is greater than or equal to 30|
|LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO||<=||<=30 in $||All players whose $ is less than or equal to 30|
Position Eligibility – 20 Games in last season for ESPN and ’2 Catcher’ formats. 5 Games for Yahoo.
Pitchers Included: All probable pitchers for up to the next 7 days. Pitchers with two starts are listed twice.
$ Values – A pitcher’s projected stats for their start are multiplied by 30 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’ start. Anything above $0 is ‘better than nothing’ but may be suboptimal in leagues with IP or GS limits.
Own% – Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 64 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.
1-start vs. 2-start calculator – The below chart equates the average $ value of a 2-start pitcher’s two starts to a one-start pitcher’s start for weekly leagues. So if a 2-start pitcher averages $4 in value across his two starts, that is the equivalent of a single start that is worth $7. This is based on standard 5×5.
|Two Start $ Avg||Equivalent $ Value of One Start|
Own% – Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 84 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.