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Bullpen Report: July 26, 2021

NEW FEATURE ALERT! We have added an upgraded version of RosterResource’s Closer Depth Chart to FanGraphs. Read more about it here.

We will always include a link to the full Closer Depth Chart at the bottom of the Bullpen Report each day. It’s also accessible from the RosterResource drop-down menu and from any RosterResource page. Please let us know what you think.

  1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  2. Injury News
  3. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  4. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  5. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save).
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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 960 – Are We Worried? ft. Adam Howe

7/25/21

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Bullpen Report: July 25, 2021

NEW FEATURE ALERT! We have added an upgraded version of RosterResource’s Closer Depth Chart to FanGraphs. Read more about it here.

We will always include a link to the full Closer Depth Chart at the bottom of the Bullpen Report each day. It’s also accessible from the RosterResource drop-down menu and from any RosterResource page. Please let us know what you think.

The 2021 version of Bullpen Report includes five different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

  1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  2. Injury News 
  3. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  4. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  5. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save.)
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Bullpen Report: July 24, 2021

The 2021 version of Bullpen Report includes five different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

  1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  2. Injury News 
  3. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  4. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  5. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save.)

Click HERE to view the full Closer Depth Chart.
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Second Half Batting Average Fades

We’re over halfway through the season and have entered the prime trading season, with many deadlines coming at the end of July. This means teams that are contending but not cruising, will likely need to make some moves to address their deficiencies by (hopefully) moving their surpluses.

Last time out, we took a look at some starting pitchers who’ve gotten a majority of their value from ERAs that might not be sustainable. Now let’s switch over to the hitters and look at some players whose value could take a hit if they see their batting average swoon in the second half.

Just like with the pitchers, this isn’t about saying that Player X will be worse at baseball in the second half. This is about identifying who has put most of their eggs in one basket and whether you need to bake in some regression for the rest of the way. Whether it’s to make a trade or just adjust your categorical expectations, the more you know, the better you can prepare. Read the rest of this entry »


The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 959 – Fireside Chat: SP Trade Candidates

7/23/21

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Trading Episode w/ Fred Zinkie

The Trading Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Fred Zinkie

Strategy Section

Trading

  • General Trading Philosophy
  • When to look for a trade vs. playing the waiver wire
  • Identifying what to trade for, and who to trade on your roster
    • High gradient categories
  • How to negotiate trades
    • Should you make offers close to final, or low-ball with room to negotiate?
    • Sending out bad trade offers
    • Taking the time to explain trade offers to others
    • Negotiating with one team alone vs. pitting one team against the other
      • Never divulge trade negotiations directly
  • Does standings position matter for trade needs?
    • Decreasing risk / diversifying when you have a lead
    • Increasing risk when far behind
  • Fairness of Trades
    • Top teams trading with bottom teams
    • Instituting pay scales throughout the entire standings
    • Reinsurance’s take on fairness in fantasy sports
    • Moving up the league’s trade deadline

Fernando Tatis Jr.

  • Were we wrong earlier in the season advocating to trade him?
    • Recap of Tatis trade advice from earlier this season
    • Trust the process, not the results
  • Risk comparison to Luis Castillo (underperformance)
  • Risk comparison to Adalberto Mondesi (health risk)
  • League depth matters

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Bullpen Report: July 23, 2021

NEW FEATURE ALERT! We have added an upgraded version of RosterResource’s Closer Depth Chart to FanGraphs. Read more about it here.

We will always include a link to the full Closer Depth Chart at the bottom of the Bullpen Report each day. It’s also accessible from the RosterResource drop-down menu and from any RosterResource page. Please let us know what you think.

  1. Notable Workloads: Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.
  2. Injury News
  3. Outlier Saves: Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.
  4. Committee Clarity: Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher’s standing in the group.
  5. Relievers on the Rise: Notes on relievers who are performing well of late, moving up in the bullpen hierarchy.
  6. Losing A Grip: Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.

The “RosterResource” link will take you to the corresponding team’s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save).
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Roto Riteup: July 23, 2021

This is was pretty funny:

But not as funny as when Cruz wore Sano’s pants in Spring Training:

Sano went 1-for-3 and a stolen base, so he may be wearing Cruz’s pants again tomorrow.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 958 – Kirilloff’s Season Over; Time to Cut Paddack?

7/22/21

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