Pulaski Yankees Release 2019 Roster

The Pulaski Yankees have announced their 2019 Opening Night roster in advance of the team’s season opener in Johnson City Tuesday evening. Three players in the New York Yankees Top 30, according to MLB Pipeline, are on the P-Yanks roster. Outfielders Anthony Garcia (No. 21) and Ryder Green (No. 23) and pitcher Yoendrys Gomez (No. […]

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Positional YoY Stats regression

This is the breakout of mean, standard deviation for some common roto categories. The sample is the last ten years (2009-2018). Also included is a regression of a YoY r-squared for the category. The regression is run for only players that had 300+ ABs in a year and considering how well the next year’s category […]

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DIGGING DATA: 2018’s Strawberry Start Studs

Back in the halcyon days before Baseball Farm was born, Chip Bourne created a methodology for determining which hitters and pitchers at each MiLB level had the best performances on the prior day. Tweaking the pitching performance data to determine the ‘best’ starts proved to be surprisingly tricky. So Chip came up with a formula which we have christened the “Strawberry Start Ratio” (SSR).

The SSR is inspired by Baseball HQ’s work on the PQS system. Basically, a pitcher gets credit for hitting certain benchmarks during the course of a start. The benchmarks for our SSR system are:

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