• Roto Riteup
    The most roto-relevant news of the previous day, recapped in a concise format for your morning coffee.
  • Bullpen Report
    Detailed daily updates and charts on every bullpen in the Major Leagues to help you manage your saves and holds.
  • Prospect Coverage
    Our prospect team mines the minors for top prospects and useful pieces alike.
  • MASH Report
    Award-winning in-depth injury report with analysis from Jeff Zimmerman.
  • The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast
    Paul Sporer, Justin Mason, and Jason Collette lead the RotoGraphs staff in a regular fantasy podcast.
  • Daily Fantasy Strategy
    The RotoGraphs team discusses daily fantasy strategy and then makes picks for the day.
  • Ottoneu Strategy
    Strategy for the year-round FanGraphs Fantasy game.
  • Top 50 Fantasy Prospects
    Marc Hulet adjusts (and updates) his prospect list for fantasy purposes.
  • Field of Streams
    A contest to see who can make the better picks: streaming pitcher and hitter choices for every day of the season in a podcast hosted by Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin.
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Ottoneu Hot Right Now: Most Auctioned Players

Welcome back to our semi-regular feature, which dives into the players with the most auctions currently active across all leagues. There is a good chance someone in your Ottoneu league will be adding one of these players to their roster in the next 48 hours. The question at hand: should it be you?

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Beat the Shift Podcast – DC Area Episode w/ Britt Ghiroli

The DC Area Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Britt Ghiroli

Personal history in the business

Strategy Section

  • 2021 Doubleheaders – Setting fantasy lineups

Sticky Substances

Washington Nationals

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Roto Riteup: June 17, 2021

As of writing, this was still happening live and it was fantastic!

 

On the Agenda:
1. Trades!!!
2. Quick Hits
3. Various News and Notes
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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 943 – Giants Surging, Gallen Returning, and more!

6/17/21

The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!!

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INJURIES

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PCA Outlier Hitters

Baseball collects a lot of data. It’s awesome. FanGraphs is a fun place for data. Exit velocity, spin rate, launch angle; these are fun data points. But, the vast majority of data that is floating around in lakes and clouds is generally not as exciting. Take some kind of machinery for example. Right now there are gears whirling, sensors sensing, detectors detecting, you get the point. This type of data is typically referenced in discussions about the internet of things (IoT). Baseball analytics has always benefited from what is learned in industry and in this post, I’ll be investigating whether a common industry technique, a Principal Component Analysis (PCA), can be useful in baseball analytics. 

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Knocking Down The Door: June 17, 2021

“Knocking Down The Door” is a weekly column highlighting minor leaguers who are making a case for a major league promotion. Listed below are the names of this week’s picks and the player’s team, age, level(s), prospect ranking, and last 10-14 days of statistics.

The analysis can be viewed in the embedded video of the previous day’s episode of The RosterResource Show, a weekly live stream focused on all things related to rosters, transactions, and RosterResource content at FanGraphs.

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Future Minor League Callups? Triple-A Starting Pitcher SwStk% Leaders — NL

Yesterday, I perused the Triple-A SwStk% leaderboard and listed and discussed the AL starting pitchers who were at the top. Now let’s flip over to the NL, which unfortunately is a far less exciting group.

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Bullpen Report: June 17, 2021

The 2021 version of Bullpen Report includes five differentßsections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

    1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  1. Injury News 
  2. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  3. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  4. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save.)

Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.
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Paul Sporer Baseball Chat – June 16th, 2021

The transcript is available!

12:45

Paul Sporer: Welcome to the chat, y’all! Thank you for coming out!!

12:45

Jim Leyland Palmer: Paul who’s your dream pick for the Tigers @ 3?

12:46

Paul Sporer: Any of the SS, tbh. I love Leiter and Rocker, but I just really want the Tigers to take a foundational hitter

12:46

Jim Leyland Palmer: Jram has been and still is the more valuable asset, but in a long term keeper context, would you view Bregman as the safer option, as his value is less tied to SBs? I have both and will be approaching a point where I may have to decide between the two this winter, am I overthinking it?

12:47

Paul Sporer: I think you might be overthinking it a bit. I really think Ramirez will age well, too, even w/a big SB component in his game

12:48

bg119: Is Austin Gomber a must-start?

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Bullpen Report: June 16, 2021

NEW FEATURE ALERT! We have added an upgraded version of RosterResource’s Closer Depth Chart to FanGraphs. Read more about it here.

We will always include a link to the full Closer Depth Chart at the bottom of the Bullpen Report each day. It’s also accessible from the RosterResource drop-down menu and from any RosterResource page. Please let us know what you think.

  1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  2. Injury News
  3. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  4. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  5. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save).
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