Pitchers I Can’t Pick Up – Week 8

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Pitchers I Can’t Pick Up! In this column, I take a look at some of the most added pitchers of the week and give some reasons why they might not deserve a spot on your roster. I’ll also compare them to a pitcher I’d rather own, whether they…

Pitchers I Can’t Pick Up – Week 6

As pitchers fall victim one by one to the angry DL monster (please be okay, sweet baby Paxton), it becomes more important than ever to make smart waiver choices. Fortunately, as we get further on in the season, sample sizes get larger and advanced stats can more reliably tell us about a pitcher’s performance. After…

Pitchers I Can’t Pick Up – Week 5

In this week’s article, I’m adding a new feature I call the Regression Profile. Every pitcher and hitter has a set of stats that indicate if they are projected to regress positively or negatively in the coming weeks. It’s crucial information that should be taken into account when analyzing players, but not necessarily information that…

Pitchers I Can’t Pick Up – Week 4

As we get farther into the season, we can rely on advanced stats more and more as we develop a larger sample size of results. I like using Fangraphs’ breakdown of sample size, which tells us the overall number of occurrences it takes for a certain stat to stabilize. At this point of the season,…

Pitchers I Can’t Pick Up – Week 3

Welcome to a new week of fantasy baseball! I hope you caught the article last week in which I brilliantly advocated dropping Michael Pineda, after which, he went out and threw one of the best games of his career by pitching a perfect game through seven innings before allowing a home run in the eighth. So…