Selecting batters can be complicated business. From assessing batting lineups to examining platoon splits, there’s a lot that goes into finding the most valuable batters. This course will walk you through the tricks the pros use to select batters in MLB.
An individual batter should not be expected to perform equally in all given situations. This lesson goes through various batter splits and shows how they can help us predict a hitter’s projected output on a single day.
There are some serious shortcomings with looking at a batter’s history against a pitcher and basing decisions off of that information. This lesson lays out those shortcomings while also providing the few instances in which this information should weigh into our decisions.
When a player goes on a hot or cold streak, his salary is likely to fluctuate heavily. Does this mean we should avoid these players? Or should we roster them in search of pricing inefficiencies that derive from these salary fluctuations?
Some stats can illustrate which hitters are the best in the game. Others can show which batter is benefiting from good fortune and is due for regression. This lesson shows what various advanced statistics can tell us and shows how to implement that knowledge.
Batting order should weigh heavily on your roster decisions. This lesson shows how you should account for a batter’s spot in the order and which part of the lineup you should target for both cash games and tournaments.
Jonathan Bales is the founder of RotoAcademy and author of the Fantasy Sports for Smart People book series.