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Fantasy Tips (3/30/2011)

Posted by BaseballHQ on March 30, 2011

What follows are two pieces of sample fantasy advice from Baseball HQ, just like readers would receive during the course of their BHQ subscription. Get a competitive advantage in your league by subscribing today!

Nick Richards: Esmil Rogers was named the Rockies' 5th starter, and you might think 'who cares?' given that he had a 6.13 ERA and 1.667 WHIP last year.  But look deeper and you see part of the cause of those terrible numbers was a batting average on balls in play (BAbip) of .390 (!).  That's such an outlier of a number, you can expect it to return to normal levels.  Given that Rogers had a SO/9 of 8.3 (excellent) and a BB/9 of 3.3 (fine), Rogers has skill.  Take away some of that bad luck from last year where hits that should have been outs became part of his damaging WHIP instead, and you might have a halfway serviceable 5th starter in 2011.  It helps to look deeper than the surface stats to see where those surface stats came from.

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RESEARCH & ANALYSIS: Understanding differences in ADP

Posted by BaseballHQ on March 28, 2011

by Bill Macey

The following is a free sample of a column from Baseball HQ, one of hundreds readers receive during the course of their subscription. Get a competitive advantage in your league by subscribing today!

Average Draft Position (ADP) data has become an increasingly popular tool in draft preparation, as it helps you to develop a general sense of how the market values different players and allows you to identify potential bargains in your upcoming draft. Once you've identified your likely targets, you can formulate a draft plan to build a roster that gets the most benefit from selecting those few key players at a discount.

While useful, over-reliance on ADP data can be dangerous, especially so if the ADP data isn't applicable for your draft. ADP data typically comes from mock drafts held online and ADP results differ, sometimes substantially, from one site to the next.

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