RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 8/13/13

Episode 50
Today’s episode of The Sleeper and the Bust stars yours truly and features RotoGraphs editor Eno Sarris. We discuss a potential new power source and the latest Cuban defector.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @mikepodhorzer or @enosarris on Twitter and tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

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Intro by DJ Sinton (no, contrary to popular belief, I do not moonlight as a rap star)

Approximately 43 min of joyous analysis.


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Mike Podhorzer produces player projections using his own forecasting system and is the author of the eBook Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance, which teaches you how to project players yourself. His projections helped him win the inaugural 2013 Tout Wars mixed draft league. He also sells beautiful photos through his online gallery, Pod's Pics. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikePodhorzer and contact him via email.

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  1. Art Fawcett says:

    I saw that pitch, and froze it. It was low, before he raised his glove. Just because it is next to the box on any side, it doesn’t qualify it as a strike. Also, A,J, had a ball in his hand, and shook it at the ump as he popped up, while he yelled at him. Watch it again, and freeze it when it HITS his glove.

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  2. Blerg says:

    Left field has been an issue for the Pirates? I think you meant right field. Starling Marte has been pretty solid.

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  3. Andrew Faris says:

    It was funny to hear Eno say that lineup protection doesn’t exist when talking about Stanton (or to suggest that it’s inconclusive) then say that 8-hole hitters get more walks because the pitcher is behind them.

    That’s lineup protection in play, of course, and it’s exactly what Pod said it is: it’s not that it produces more meatballs and, thus, more bombs for the protected hitter; it’s that it produces more or less walks and changes the shape of the protected hitter.

    Not ripping Eno at all- it’s just one of those little inconsistencies that I think most of us agree with without thinking about it. I know that I’ve thought that lineup protection was fake for awhile but had the same thought about 8-hitters myself.

    Great stuff as always, gents.


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