Here’s a list of the pieces that I wrote this week around the intertubes:
- The importance of correlation over at Rotowire ($) – looking at how all correlations are not the same and how we can twist statistics into anything we want.
- Where closers come from over at Fangraphs – No, they don’t come from a stork named Jerome
- The Rays Outfield Defense – A peek at how the defensive metrics and data viewed the Rays’ outfield
- A look at Brad Boxberger – I’ve had my eye on Boxberger as a fantasy prospect since his days in Cincy. I’m fairly excited to see how he fits in with the Rays because his skill set offers some decent potential.
- I reviewed what I don’t like about how Chris Johnson is being panned in fantasy analysis
I also held a chat, recorded two podcasts. Thanks for your continued patronage and support.
I will be hosting a weekly chat at Fangraphs each Friday from 12 to 1ish EST. This link takes you to the archive of today’s chat.
Episode 4 of the Towers of Power Baseball Hour is now live.
Episode 89 of The Sleeper and The Bust Fantasy Baseball podcast from Fangraphs is also live.
I’ve recently added another hat to my rack as a special correspondent to Stadium Journey. I will be visiting and reviewing different stadiums, arenas, and fields in the Florida area (for the time being). My first review is of a place I have been too 100+ times as a season ticket holder, the CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida.
I have three spots in the next 48 hours on three different formats (all times EST). Today at 12:30, I have my weekly spot with my RotoWire colleagues on SiriusXMFantasy to discuss my latest article on Chris Johnson and other topics. Tomorrow at 1:10, I join Lance Rinker on his show on BlogTalkRadio to break down the AL East. Lastly, at 7p, I join Steve Kaplowitz on ESPN Radio in El Paso to break down the second base position for fantasy leagues.
My latest piece for RotoWire (subscription required) looks at Chris Johnson’s 2014 projections and why some of the owners in the recent Fantasy Sports Trade Association expert league did not draft him.
Johnson has accumulated a .292/.330/.443 slash line in 1842 plate appearances over the past four seasons, but it wasn’t until the last two seasons that Johnson saw significant playing time. His high water mark for homers in a season is 15, he has never driven in more than 76, and has never scored more than 54 runs. He also handles lefties and righties rather equally, hitting .296 against lefties and .290 against righties and his other indicators in those splits are nearly identical.
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