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Collette Calls: Adjusting Baselines

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

I have raised the issue of changing rates several times in this column during this season that statistics simply are not the same today as they were five years ago. The league-wide batting average is down for an eighth straight season. The league-wide strikeout rate is just two-tenths of a percent for being up for an 11th straight season.

In short, it is high time to change the way we quickly evaluate pitchers.

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