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Lineup Analysis (9/17/21)

American League

Angels

Luis Rengifo (.188/.232/.325 with 5 HR in 127 PA) has started five straight games at shortstop.

Brandon Marsh (.706 OPS) moved up to leadoff after a hot week (.878 OPS). Read the rest of this entry »


Beat the Shift Podcast – Mid-September Episode

The Mid-September Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Strategy Section

  • Last 2 weeks of the season
    • No more fear of droping players
    • Specific team schedules in the penultimate week, and lineup decisions
    • Contending teams and playing time

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Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury updates.

Live show announcement!

 

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Bullpen Report: September 17, 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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Roto Riteup: September 17, 2021

I believe I can fly…

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Starting Pitcher Chart – September 17th, 2021

With the season winding down, I wanted to find something that would be useful for those still contending in their leagues. I decided to do something that isn’t particularly new, but we don’t have it here at the site: a starting pitcher chart for the day’s slate of games. I’ll include their performance over the last five starts, their opponent’s wOBA versus the pitcher’s handedness, and then my start/sit recommendation for 10-team, 12-team, and 15-team (or more) leagues.

Let me know what y’all think about this. Obviously these are general recommendations and your league situation will carry more weight whether you are protecting ratios or chasing counting numbers. This is for standard 5×5 roto leagues. The thresholds for H2H starts are generally lower, especially in points leagues so I thought there would be more value focusing on roto. For the weekend, Justin & I will use the Friday podcast to discuss the relevant weekend streamers. By popular demand, these will start coming out the day before the slate in question.

German Marquez will start Friday after the weather ppd. for Colorado on Thursday. I’d start him across the board.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 978 – Hold or Fold with High-End Players

9/13/21

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HOLD OR FOLD

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Playing For Next Year — More Bench Bats to Consider

Yesterday, I discussed five bench bats to consider adding in your keeper league if you’re playing for next year. Why not fill your entire roster with cheap flyers who could make for great keepers next year if they win a starting job? Let’s continue those names with another four.

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Starting Pitcher Chart – September 16th, 2021

With the season winding down, I wanted to find something that would be useful for those still contending in their leagues. I decided to do something that isn’t particularly new, but we don’t have it here at the site: a starting pitcher chart for the day’s slate of games. I’ll include their performance over the last five starts, their opponent’s wOBA versus the pitcher’s handedness, and then my start/sit recommendation for 10-team, 12-team, and 15-team (or more) leagues.

Let me know what y’all think about this. Obviously these are general recommendations and your league situation will carry more weight whether you are protecting ratios or chasing counting numbers. This is for standard 5×5 roto leagues. The thresholds for H2H starts are generally lower, especially in points leagues so I thought there would be more value focusing on roto. For the weekend, Justin & I will use the Friday podcast to discuss the relevant weekend streamers. By popular demand, these will start coming out the day before the slate in question.

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Paul Sporer Baseball Chat – September 15th, 2021

Transcript is now available!

1:00

Paul Sporer: Hello everyone! Thanks for coming out!!

1:02

Goobles: How long do you think Dalbec is going to keep this up? Right now he’s my only 3B and I’m on a strict transaction limit in the playoffs, feeling iffy on him ROS

1:03

Paul Sporer: He’s definitely super streaky but hopefully he can get you to the finish line bc he can go cold quickly

1:03

Turgid: 12 team 6×6 dynasty, I’m about to win the league, but I have too many good players. Which 2 out of Brandon Lowe, Sale, Kershaw, Riley Greene, Ohtani (Pitcher only), and Ynoa would you NOT protect?

1:04

Paul Sporer: I think you have to let Greene go since he hasn’t debuted yet. I know you said dynasty, but don’t most dynasties keep everyone? In a case like this with a shortened keeper list, you have to keep the proven dudes so the 2nd cut is probably Ynoa

1:04

BringBackDeSpanielHair: My Yankees make me sad

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Bullpen Report: September 15, 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).
Read the rest of this entry »