The Saber's Edge: What the Last 30 Days Tells Us

The Saber's Edge: What the Last 30 Days Tells Us

This article is part of our The Saber's Edge series.

One of my favorite leaderboard searches is to look back at the last 30 days to see which players are performing well, but flying under the radar. Some players get too much of their value anchored to what they did in the first month of the season. This anchoring can help to inflate or deflate a player's value as the season goes on. By looking at a fresh leaderboard, an owner can expand their knowledge past the overall leaderboard and look for some possible trends. I will look at several common 30-day leaders and comment on some players of interest.

BATTING AVERAGE

PLAYERAVGBABIPPA
Salvador Perez.415.50986
David Ortiz.386.382101
Carlos Gonzalez.382.468109
Matt Carpenter.382.45992
Ian Desmond.373.459127
Paul Goldschmidt.361.420115
Xander Bogaerts.360.398120
Jose Altuve.356.357123
Jurickson Profar.349.39787
Jonathan Lucroy.348.380100

Salvador Perez
- Holy .509 BABIP Batman. Perez has always needed a decent BABIP to drive his value with his career 3.6 BB%. This hot streak is a perfect opportunity to sell, especially in redraft leagues. He looks to be selling out contact for power with his K% jumping from 15 percent last season to 23 percent this season. In addition to the strikeouts, Perez wears down as Ned Yost always finds a reason to keep him in the lineup. Before this season, his AVG has dropped 14 points from the first half to
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Jeff Zimmerman
Zimmerman writes analytics-focused baseball and football articles for RotoWire. He is a three-time FSWA award winner, including the Football Writer of the Year and Best Football Print Article awards in 2016. The 2017 Tout Wars Mixed Auction champion and 2016 Tout Wars Head-to-Head champ, Zimmerman also contributes to FanGraphs.com, BaseballHQ and Baseball America.
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