RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 8/27/13

Episode 56
Today’s episode of The Sleeper and the Bust stars yours truly and features RotoGraphs editor Eno Sarris. We discuss the future dimming in New York, the future brightening in Seattle and whether a veteran is at the end of the line.

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 41 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. Migs says:

    Great job as usual guys. Got my name down pretty good, Mike. Next time try to get Eno to pronounce it haha. Thanks for the mention guys.

    What’s worse: A great player like Matt Harvey getting hurt for an extended period of time, or not knowing why?

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    • Ha, excellent question. I’m one of those who seriously needs to learn explanations and why things have happened. But, it’s hard for anything to be worse than the actual injury and missed time for a future (and current!) star.

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      • Migs says:

        I thought you would say not knowing why. Just for the simple fact that if we knew why, we may be able to prevent injury in the future. Of course, knowing why doesn’t necessarily mean we could stop future injuries, so that would make losing the star worse.

        We really seem to be far off in knowing the reason behind these injuries…mechanics and such.

        I wonder if throwing underhand, softball style, has a high injury rate…

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  2. motorcity42 says:

    Top flight and great like always.

    Thanks for the work.

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  3. Sky says:

    I keep reading articles about how before we started paying so much attention to pitch counts, pitchers didnt seem to get hurt as much as they do now. How is it that these bigger, stronger pitchers drop like flies to elbow injuries year in and year out- throwing less pitches/innings per year than guys like Koufax or Maddux who were pitching well over 200 innings a season?

    I know old guys have been preaching this for years but, should teams be allowing their guys to throw more and stop being so overprotective? Will there be a team who just decides to go back to the old way? Maybe this is something the Astros should experiment with

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    • Migs says:

      Tommy John was on WFAN today and said why do pitchers throw only 40 pitches on the side if they have to throw 100+ in a game. He said if I am training for a marathon, I’m not going to run sprints.

      It’s a valid point, but will pitchers be able to handle that in-between starts? Even 80 pitches on the side. Seems exhausting. Maybe over time tolerance can be built.

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