Draft Kings, May 16th Report
A slow day in baseball, both games and action wise. Monday gives way to a multitude of starting pitching options and some intriguing stack targets. Some of the most interesting news of the previous day did not come from on the field, but unfortunately off of it. Continue reading
Since the early 2000’s baseball has increasingly embraced analytics, data, and the sciences. In his 2003 novel Michael Lewis showed the world how the Oakland Athletics created a winning team on a limited budget through the use of analytics.
General manager Billy Beane was able to exploit inefficiencies in player evaluation — specifically players with high on base percentage to build a competitive team on a budget much lower than his competitors. Continue reading
As time passes I can not remember a Mothers Day in which baseball players were not covered head to toe in pink cleats, wristbands, socks and specially produced uniforms all while swinging the famous bright pink bat.
About one month into the 2017 season it is clear that Chris Sale is adapting better than expected to the high expectations that comes when the number one prospect in baseball, Yoan Moancada, is traded for your services. Continue reading