This article is part of our The Z Files series.As most you know, I handle the weekly pitching rankings for the site. I won't rehash the entire process but here's the thumbnail version: I start with my current season-long expectation, massage that for matchup and rank the projected weekly stats with respect to how they'll affect final standings.
Buried in that is the word "current". That is, in-season player projections are constantly updated. Most of the time, they're generated by a projection engine folding in current skills. However, occasionally I'll go back and retroactively change the initial projection if the algorithms aren't capturing the new skills fast enough. In short, I'm essentially admitting I botched the original projection and am fixing it.
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