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Analyzing Fastball Velocity
April 13, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the impact of MLB's change in measuring velocity and what it means for pitchers like Brandon Finnegan. Is the Reds hurler a buy or sell?
Tout Wars Recap
Tout Wars Recap
April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman reviews his Tout Wars auction where his approach netted him an impressive team, even if it is old and boring.
Early Season Stories
Early Season Stories
March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the storylines fantasy owners need to follow through the early part of the season. How will A.J. Pollock respond after a year cut short by injury?
Stars are the Riskiest Picks
March 21, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman's analysis of playing time and risk contradicts what most fantasy owners believe -- the top players are not the safest draft picks. Which players are?
Analyzing PA Projections
Analyzing PA Projections
March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman studies plate-appearance projections and whether fantasy owners can glean an advantage from that information. Are there enough plate appearances to go around in Chicago?
Regressing to the Mean
Regressing to the Mean
March 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman dives into how pitchers are affected by team BABIP and busts a myth about pitchers with extreme handedness splits.
Predicting High-ERA Pitchers
Predicting High-ERA Pitchers
February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017
Jeff Zimmerman looks for the traits that could determine which pitchers will struggle with an ERA greater than their ERA estimators. Is Shelby Miller doomed?
How I Won Tout Wars
How I Won Tout Wars
October 8, 2016
October 8, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman took home a Tout Wars title, but it came down to one nail-biting Christian Yelich at-bat on the last day of the season. Find out how he did it.
Plan for 2017 Now
Plan for 2017 Now
September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016
As the 2016 season winds down, Jeff Zimmerman reviews what fantasy owners should be doing now to prepare for 2017.
Making Sense of Pitch Spin Values
September 6, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman jumps into the deep pool of spin-rate data to find out what it means for pitchers and fantasy owners. What does spin rate tell us?
Planning for the Stretch Run
August 27, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman reviews strategies for competing in September and how to best take advantage of things like innings limits and trades.
Analyzing the 40/20/10 Pitching Club
August 19, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the exclusive club of starting pitchers who have hit the trifecta with GB, K, BB rates of 40, 20, 10 and explains what it means for fantasy owners.
Analzying Dual-Threat Players
August 11, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman looks at players who have can contribute to fantasy teams with both power and speed, like the Twins' Eduardo Nunez.
How to Judge Breakouts vs. Hot Streaks
August 4, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman delves into what to look for when deciphering a streak vs. a skills change for hitters. Is Daniel Murphy showing skills growth, or is he destined for significant regression?
Closer Roulette at the Deadline
July 27, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the closer situations throughout the league and how the trade deadline could impact who closes this year and in 2017 for each team. Is Dellin Betances the future in New York?
Measuring the Impact of Off-Field Issues
July 16, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes how much off-field issues like birth and death impact a player's performance. Death seemed to affect Jean Segura in 2014. But what does that mean for others?
The Intersection of Plate Discipline, Age and Contact
July 7, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman builds on last week's article that discussed player age and plate discipline to see which contact values might indicate a change in a player's performance.
How Age Impacts Plate Discipline
July 1, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the relationship between a player's age and plate discipline, and perhaps it makes sense that Carlos Gomez's contact rate has nosedived this season.
What the Last 30 Days Tells Us
June 22, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the last 30 days of stats to find players who are flying under the radar, like the Angels' Matt Shoemaker, and others who might be due for regression.
Analyzing Batted-Ball Velocity
June 15, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman examines batted-ball velocity and which players have experienced the effects of changing velocity from last year, like Jose Altuve.
Waiting on Top Prospects
Waiting on Top Prospects
June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016
Expanding on last week's article, Jeff Zimmerman looks at the success and failure rates of top prospects to try and determine how long it takes to make an impact in the majors.
When to Give Up on Prospects
June 3, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the success, and failure, rates of prospects since 1990, gleaning some important information for fantasy owners to consider. How much patience is warranted for the likes of Byron Buxton?
StatCast Data Surprises
May 25, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman looks at the application of StatCast data and what it means for fantasy owners when batted-ball velocity changes for a hitter like Victor Martinez.
Digging for Future Saves Now
May 18, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman looks at every team's closer situation and who might benefit from deadline deals. Can Sean Doolittle get his job back in Oakland?
Analyzing the 50/20/10 Pitching Club
May 12, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes the exclusive club of starting pitchers who have hit the trifecta with GB, K, BB rates of 50, 20, 10 and explains what it means for fantasy owners.
Assessing Pitcher Skills Growth, Decline
May 4, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes pitchers who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Why are Dallas Keuchel's strikeouts down this year?
Assessing Skills Growth, and Decline
April 28, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman analyzes hitters who have seen a skills growth or a skills decline this season and what it means for fantasy owners. Is time to give up on Justin Upton?
Judging Fastball Velocity
Judging Fastball Velocity
April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman digs into the data to determine the value of spring training pitching velocity and whether cold weather impacts velocity. The results might surprise you.
FAAB Strategy
FAAB Strategy
April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016
Jeff Zimmerman discusses different approaches to FAAB bidding and how owners can help themselves by taking a few important steps, especially when it comes to closers.
What to Watch in the Early Going
April 7, 2016
Yes, it's early, but Jeff Zimmerman has his eye on some specific stats and themes that can pay dividends. Find out why he's so interested in Billy Hamilton's groundball rate.