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February 28, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting Pitchers

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

Breaking down the starters for Scoresheet leagues, with a guest appearance from Bret Sayre.

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, good pitching beats good hitting, and vice versa. You may not, however, have thought about the implications of great pitching or terrible pitching on good hitting. We’ve got plenty to say on starting pitching in Scoresheet (so much so that this week is only the first half of our coverage of the position), but to summarize at the highest level, our advice is to maximize the great pitching on your team and to minimize the innings devoted to terrible pitching.

Sounds easy, but it can be quite hard in Scoresheet. So read on for our rankings and detailed thoughts on some players. And be sure to check out our podcast, linked at the bottom of this article, for even more advice on strategy and specific players.

We are also really excited to have the man/the legend Bret Sayre on the podcast for a special guest segment. Bret is trying out Scoresheet for the first time this year, and in this week’s segment, we talk through our thoughts on his keeper decisions in his soft keeper league.

Without further ado, here are our starting pitcher rankings in Scoresheet. Please note that for convenience, we are calling pitchers we rank 1-25 as no. 1 starters, those ranked 26 to 50 as no. 2 starters, etc.

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The Cardinals extend Adam Wainwright, the Blue Jays extend J.A. Happ, and the Yankees let Juan Rivera go.

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October 19, 2012 2:53 pm

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game 4 Recap: Cardinals 8, Giants 3

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Sam Miller

As it turns out, pitching from the stretch is not a panacea for what ails Tim Lincecum.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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Tim Lincecum returns to the rotation opposing Adam Wainwright in a matchup that's too close for PECOTA to call.

The Cardinals lost their best postseason hitter to a knee injury early in Game Three, but still came out on top, because his replacement socked a game-winning two-run homer in his first trip to the plate. Now, the Giants must win to avoid facing three consecutive elimination games for the second straight series. Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Four:

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PECOTA prefers Stephen Strasburg were going, but the Nationals will instead hopes a different ace can bounce back from a wild outing.

Four division series, four Game Fives, and this one between the Cardinals and Nationals should decide the last team to advance—unless, of course, the Yankees and Orioles play extra innings again. If the Cardinals win, the no. 2-seeded Giants will enjoy home-field advantage in the NLCS; if the Nationals win, they will host Game One on Sunday as the senior circuit’s top regular-season team. First things first, here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for this evening’s contest:

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The Nationals got behind in the game but get ahead in the series.

In the Cardinals-Nationals series preview, I crowned Matt Carpenter the best pinch-hitting option in the series. I then declared the Nationals trio of Roger Bernadina, Chad Tracy, and Tyler Moore the second-through-fourth best pinch-hitting options available in the series. Davey Johnson deployed each of the three in Sunday’s Game One victory.

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October 7, 2012 11:28 am

Playoff Prospectus: Cardinals-Nationals Division Series Preview

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R.J. Anderson

The National League's best offense takes on the National League's best record.

Fresh off winning the first-ever National League wild card game, the Cardinals have the honors of hosting the top-seeded Nationals for a best-of-five series.

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The Nats and Cards kick off their series with a matchup between Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright in St. Louis.

After eliminating the Braves for the second year in a row, the Cardinals return home to Busch Stadium to take on the Nationals. Here are the PECOTA odds and projected lineups for Game One:

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A middle round in 1999 has produced nearly as many WARP as the first round in 2000. Can it continue?

In 1999, 30 major-league teams drafted 30 players in the 13th round of the first-year player draft. Those 30 players have, to date, produced 91.2 WARP

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April 20, 2012 8:41 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 20

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Matthew Kory

...and the Rangers lived Napoli ever after.

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Part two of a roundtable discussion about how action in the NL Central will shake out in 2012.

PECOTA Team Projections
​Record: 85-77
Team WARP: 31.7
Team TAv: .260
Runs Scored: 742
Runs Allowed: 699
Team FRAA: 2.9







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We all know wins aren't a good way to judge pitchers, but we'd miss them if they went away.

"My choice for the front-runner is Welch, but I know a lot of people say Clemens. I know what Clemens has done for Boston, but now is not the time to change the rules. The guys who won it the last three years won the most games and had good stats. If Bob Welch continues to win at this pace, and he doesn't get it, something is terribly wrong with the judging."
| A's pitcher Dave Stewart, in a 1990 Sports Illustrated story on that season's Cy Young voting

Bob Welch had just won his 20th game when his Oakland teammate was asked about the voting, and it was just Aug. 17. It was his 13th season and the first and last time that the 33-year-old Welch would win 20 games.


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