Million Dollar Musings: Wednesday, June 19th

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Wednesday, June 19th

Happy Wednesday! Tuesday was looking lonely without Edwin Jackson on the mound, but the Orioles saved us by sending Dan Straily to the mound in “relief”. Fun times in America. We are going to focus on the main 10-game slate tonight, but I’ll take a quick look at the early 5-gamer on DK/FDRFT.

Early Slate Overview

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  • Dave Potts (CheeseIsGood)

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  • jsams4

    Great Stuff as always Cheese… You mentioned facing FB pitchers in Texas… Do you also consider the IFFB% (PLATE IQ) when facing FB pitchers and would you need more sample size of IFFB rate when using this metric?

  • jettyray

    Max is a tough SOB and breaking his nose does not affect his arm. Because of the swelling, you are reduced to being a mouth breather for a few days. It has been documented that breathing through your mouth while exercising reduces stamina. Understanding that we are not physicians, do you have concerns about his ability to go late into the game because of this? Those extra innings always add to Max’s value.

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    @jsams4 said...

    Great Stuff as always Cheese… You mentioned facing FB pitchers in Texas… Do you also consider the IFFB% (PLATE IQ) when facing FB pitchers and would you need more sample size of IFFB rate when using this metric?

    I use the IFFB% of the pitchers with the 2-year sample size. It is a very real stat and shows which fly ball pitchers are good at inducing ‘easy fly ball outs’. With the guys in this Texas game though, we don’t have enough sample to matter yet.

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    @jettyray said...

    Max is a tough SOB and breaking his nose does not affect his arm. Because of the swelling, you are reduced to being a mouth breather for a few days. It has been documented that breathing through your mouth while exercising reduces stamina. Understanding that we are not physicians, do you have concerns about his ability to go late into the game because of this? Those extra innings always add to Max’s value.

    This is something that I really can’t even speculate on . It would just be a completely random uneducated opinion on my part. I’m just going with it’s Max Scherzer and if he’s pitching, I’m playing him. But if you wanted to pass on him in cash games due to this I would completely understand. I’m not even decided yet if I’m using him or Hill.

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