1) Major-league equivalencies, to allow us to use minor-league stats to project how a player will perform in the majors;
2) Baseline forecasts, which use weighted averages and regression to the mean to produce an estimate of a player's true talent level;
3) A career-path adjustment, which incorporates information about how comparable players' stats changed over time.
Check out the PECOTA section of the glossary for more on the system's intricacies.
Justin Verlander’s dominance in Game 6 was one of millions of options that could play out when the season began.
The surprisingly not-terrible San Diego Padres.
No sign of any “Go-Two” guys in the AL this week, but there’s always Kershaw and Scherzer in the NL.
Who gets two starts next week? Poor Nick Pivetta. Yay for Jacob deGrom.
Kluber, Sale, Severino and Strasburg are your Go-Two guys this coming week.
Aaron Nola. If you got him, use him twice.
Your “go-two” guys next week: Danny Salazar, Justin Verlander, MadBum and Jacob deGrom.
Automatic “Go-2” guys include: Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber and Chris Sale.