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Pitching 3D: Risers

Doug Thorburn

Doug started writing for RotoWire in April of 2015. His work can be found elsewhere at Baseball Prospectus and RotoGrinders, and as the co-host of the Baseballholics Anonymous podcast. Thorburn's expertise lies on the mound, where he tackles the world of pitching with an emphasis on mechanical evaluation. He spent five years at the National Pitching Association working under pitching coach Tom House, where Thorburn ran the hi-speed motion analysis program in addition to serving as an instructor. Thorburn and House wrote the 2009 book, “Arm Action, Arm Path, and the Perfect Pitch: Building a Million Dollar Arm,” using data from hi-speed motion analysis to tackle conventional wisdom in baseball. His DraftKings ID is “Raising Aces”.

It has been about six weeks since I began ranking fantasy starting pitchers, and now that we’ve gone through the top 80 (and beyond), it’s time to take a look at how the system stacks up against the NFBC consensus.

Here is a spreadsheet that has all of the rankings, in their entirety, broken down by category and arranged according to how the players fare in my system. I encourage the readers to make this their own, to copy and paste the spreadsheet into Google Spreadsheets, Excel, OpenOffice or whatever you use, and then tweak the categories as you see fit.

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