I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for such a long time that I can remember when FIP and BABIP were both a Really Big Deal. It seems difficult to believe now but a few short years ago, fantasy analysts would simply utter a pitcher’s FIP and this was considered valid shorthand for player performance. BABIP didn’t…
Examining some pitchers whose second-half ERAs belied strong peripherals to see whether a breakout 2015 might be in store.
We all have our own idea of what constitutes a good ERA, FIP, or xFIP, but it’s important to make sure that our benchmarks keep up with the times.
When pitching staffs did everything right but still allowed lots of runs.