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The Villar Village: Matt Joyce

On our first podcast of the season, we did a transaction rundown and when we got to Matt Joyce, I chuckled.  This laughter was because I knew my co-host and most listeners at-large were asking themselves – “Why are they covering someone like Matt Joyce?”  I also knew that the same crowd would find my thoughts regarding Joyce equally, if not more comical.   927 more words

Fantasy Baseball

The Silence of the Lamb

Jake Lamb put together an all-time Jekyll & Hyde season in 2016.  At the All-Star Break, Lamb was triple-slashing .291/.371/.612 with 20 home runs.  His owners were rejoicing as they believed that they found a 2016 breakout star.   658 more words

Fantasy Baseball

Statcast Analysis: Identifying HR Underachievers

Statcast is pretty new to the larger sabermetric scene but it’s uses are already becoming relevant, in particular to the fantasy baseball world. The vast amount of data can be intimidating to parse and draw conclusions on. 1,047 more words

Hitter Analysis

Where Did Brandon's Belts Go?

Last year, home runs surged league-wide – up 14%, to be exact.  The MLB totals rivaled the very peak of the Steroid Era.  Players like Brad Miller, Jedd Gyorko and Jake Lamb had huge power seasons that were unforeseen by even the most optimistic prognosticator.   915 more words

Fantasy Baseball

How to Beat the Cubs in 4 games #sfgiants #nlds

Here you have the immovable object vs the unstoppable force:

  • The SF Giants, owners of one of the worst second-half’s in baseball (history)…the worst team left in the tournament…a team with a variety of questions almost everywhere outside of the starting rotation.
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