We start by talking about projection systems in general, then dive into 2017 PECOTA team projections. We look to see how adding in actual playing time affects the team totals. Then we talk about individual players that out-performed and under-performed their PECOTA projections.
This Week I Learned:
Harry learns that “bullpenning” is a thing, sort of, maybe, kind of. (h/t Matt Trueblood)
Kendall learns to make adjustments in parenting, just like hitters like Mike Trout have had to make adjustments to high fastballs. (h/t to Jeff Sullivan)
Winner gets a seven-game date with the Dodgers.
The Cincinnati Reds are hiring a full-time Data Scientist to join their Administration/Operations team.
How stratified were team performances in 2017?
Using misdirection, and Stephen Strasburg’s incredible changeup, to tie the series.
A talented prospect who never quite developed early on, Morton has persevered and improved in his early 30s.
Galaxy Brain: The playoffs are actually bad?