Let's Have a Quickie: Dallas Braden's Pretty Perfect Game

In case you were unaware, Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics threw a perfect game yesterday. He was lights out, striking out six Tampa Bay Rays en route to the 19th perfect game in MLB history. The question remains: what does this mean for fantasy players? In short, nothing. Some owner got a great start … Continue reading

Finding Ryan Braun

Remember in 2007 when Ryan Braun won almost every fantasy league in America for the asshole owner who added him? Man, that sucked. He hit .324 with 34 homers and 97 RBI. O ya, he also scored 91 runs and stole 15 bases. In 113 games. He was a beast. Watching the minor leagues and … Continue reading

Adventures in Advanced Baseball Statistics, Part 6: PECOTA!!!1

Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm, known to its friends as PECOTA, is a statistic used to forecast players’ performances in the upcoming season. This may be the singularly most important statistic for all of you people who play fantasy baseball. Unfortunately this isn’t one of those stats you can compute for yourself (at … Continue reading