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  • nicslim

    The Extender (Team RG)

    DFS baseball is unique from every other daily fantasy sport in that it’s all about individual matchups. A pitcher goes head to head against each hitter one by one, making each individual matchup just as important as the next.

    Several months ago, the team here at RotoGrinders set out to create a tool that could bring together all of the relevant data about each of these matchups into one place, while also creating some new insight that you couldn’t find anywhere else. Hence, PlateIQ was born.

    To learn more about PlateIQ:

    1) Check out this article by RG’s Brian Hourigan aka CruzinToVictory showing you how to use PlateIQ.

    2) Watch this screencast from RG’s Chris Gimino where he uses PlateIQ with other tools to do an in-depth hitter vs pitcher analysis.

    3) Listen to today’s Daily Fantasy Fix podcast where Dan and Chris Gimino discuss PlateIQ before going over their favorite plays for tonight’s full slate.

    Try it out and let us know what you think. We have exciting plans to keep improving PlateIQ and your feedback is valuable.

  • finsup613

    a few games still wont load up

  • marcj76

    Hi, very cool, thank you… What is the difference between the wOBA data on the PlateIQ page versus what is shown on the Matchup wOBA page in the Daily Batter Hub? Some of the values are pretty dramatically different… thanks!

  • dbreak

    is PlateIQ down right now?

  • Drew0430

    I think it is down AGAIN right now because nothings loading for me again today

  • Ross

    Sorry, It should be fixed now. :) https://rotogrinders.com/plateiq

  • Bo1634

    • 2016 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Why is no sinker data showing up for any pitchers? Am I missing something?

  • gravitymaze

    Wow this looks great. I will use it next time. Anyway to include wRC+? Will have to try this next go .

  • mlapensee

    I would suggest to replace the pitch type comparsion chart data with the xWOBA and WOBA for each pitch of both the batter and the pitcher as it would give a better overall picture since the spider graph makes pitch type comparsion chart data redundant .

  • Jase32

    ^xWOBA? What does the x mean in that?

    I have had some success but not all of it from this tool. I’m not sure it really is conclusive when it comes to the elite hitters especially.

  • mlapensee

    @Jase32 said...

    ^xWOBA? What does the x mean in that?

    x stands for expected.

    xwOBA is more indicative of a player’s skill than regular wOBA, as xwOBA removes defense from the equation. Hitters, and likewise pitchers, are able to influence exit velocity and launch angle but have no control over what happens to a batted ball once it is put into play.

    http://m.mlb.com/glossary/statcast/expected-woba

  • finsup613

    nothing up over all-star break? can we get it running so we can get in some early prep for friday?

  • gsquared817

    Kudos to rotogrinders for developing this free tool. I’ve been using PlateIQ a bunch and had a couple of observations. Here is 1:

    The spider charts merely show frequency- but how much does this help to know about a batter? for instance, today (7/18) i am looking at Tyson Ross v Adam Jones and I see that jones only collects about 40% of hits via the fastball, while MLB average is about 52%. But in order for this to be meaningful, I need to know what percentage of time Jones is THROWN a fastball, no? Maybe jones is such a good fastball hitter, that pitchers only throw him the fastball 15% of the time, yet he still collects 40% of his hits via the fastball. I feel i’m missing context for batters, am I missing something?

  • blenderhd

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    @gsquared817 said...

    Kudos to rotogrinders for developing this free tool. I’ve been using PlateIQ a bunch and had a couple of observations. Here is 1:

    The spider charts merely show frequency- but how much does this help to know about a batter? for instance, today (7/18) i am looking at Tyson Ross v Adam Jones and I see that jones only collects about 40% of hits via the fastball, while MLB average is about 52%. But in order for this to be meaningful, I need to know what percentage of time Jones is THROWN a fastball, no? Maybe jones is such a good fastball hitter, that pitchers only throw him the fastball 15% of the time, yet he still collects 40% of his hits via the fastball. I feel i’m missing context for batters, am I missing something?

    This is the primary reason why I don’t rely on PIQ much at all. The percentage of a batter’s total hits is a pretty useless stat since the distribution of pitches is not constant. Although pitch type splits (especially with small sample sizes) have a fairly dubious predictive ability, it would be much better to know the batter’s wOBA, ISO, HC%, GB/FB%, SwStr% against a specific pitch rather than the percentage of total hits that PIQ currently shows.

  • spk902

    @blenderhd said...

    This is the primary reason why I don’t rely on PIQ much at all. The percentage of a batter’s total hits is a pretty useless stat since the distribution of pitches is not constant. Although pitch type splits (especially with small sample sizes) have a fairly dubious predictive ability, it would be much better to know the batter’s wOBA, ISO, HC%, GB/FB%, SwStr% against a specific pitch rather than the percentage of total hits that PIQ currently shows.

    PlateIQ has so much potential. It’s awesome. However, I have two more things that I would like added to the PlateIQ:

    1) PlateIQ currently shows pitchers’ pitch type % to both LHB and RHB together. I think it makes sense to split them out. For instance, today, Clevinger is showing 18% change-up and 18% slider, but we know that he will throw his slider 30% to righties and his change-up 30% to lefties. This is very important, because we care more whether Nunez (a righty) will hit a slider than a change-up.

    2) I think it would be helpful to show the pitcher’s launch angle and exit velocity on each pitch. Let’s use Clevinger again. He throws his slider about 30% to righties. It would be helpful to know that the average LA is 6 and the average EV is 78 (just hypothetical, I really don’t know what they are).

    Does this make sense to anyone? Hoping it does. Thanks!

  • superjon

    Is there anyway to add a column next to the player’s name that shows their position? I know it can be different based on the site, so maybe have a drop down at the top to pick the site you play on?

  • gsquared817

    ok, another HUGE problem with PlateIQ. for the ISO (and probably other stats as well) it just ads up each individual person’s ISO and divides by 8 (or 9 in the AL) without giving any weight to PAs, which is terribly misleading. for instance, today (8/8) Adrian Sanchez is starting at 2b for the NATS and he has an ISO of .000 vs. Rightys- in 15 PAs, while Bryce has an ISO of .354- and they are weighted the same. So, if you look at the bottom of the page, the team ISO is .198, but that is terribly misleading.

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