Archive for May 2011

My goodbye post to THT readers.

How you can play against Derek Carty in a daily league this weekend for $250 in prizes.

How much impact velocity has on strikeouts, and what to expect from Lewis the rest of 2011.

An examination of the myth of “age 27 breakouts.”

The players I ended up drafting on more than one team.

A look at my final draft of the year.

An attempt to predict those tricky vulture wins.

A look at my Tout Wars team for the coming season.

How you can play against Derek Carty in an Opening Day daily league for $250 in prizes.

A look at how my 2011 LABR auction turned out.

The results of my first draft of the year.

A look at potential 2011 closers that should be scooped up in keeper leagues.

Introducing new writers and a couple quick announcements.

Addressing a few criticisms of DIPS and other metrics based on peripherals.

Some more discussion of things like regression and the proper treatment of “luck” stats like HR/FB and BABIP.

Does pitching in particular counts significantly impact BABIP?

A follow-up to Dave Cameron’s piece on randomness and a response to Chris Liss’ assertion that analysts attribute too much to luck.

Once more time: Do Home Run Derby participants suffer in the second half?

Another look at FIP, xFIP, and the continued misuse and misunderstanding of it.

Is it smart to sit starters against strong teams and play them against weak ones?