Kawasaki Konjecture, May 18

18 05 2009

Every two weeks, I post the top ten ranked pitchers over the two-week period, in order to test the theory that in fantasy baseball, drafted starting pitchers have little added value over starters added off the waiver wire.

This week’s top ten, from Baseball Monster:

  • Early draft picks: Roy Halladay, C.C. Sabathaia, Jake Peavy
  • Late draft picks: Justin Verlander, Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke
  • Undrafted: Matt Harrison, Rick Porcello, Jered Weaver, Wandy Rodriguez

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Kawasaki Konjecture, May 4

4 05 2009

Every two weeks, I post the top ten ranked pitchers over the two-week period, in order to test the theory that in fantasy baseball, drafted starting pitchers have little added value over starters added off the waiver wire.

Here are the top 10 pitchers over the last two weeks, according to Baseball Monster, based on wins, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP:

  • Clay Condrey (RP)
  • Yovani Gallardo
  • Zack Greinke (his second appearance on this list)
  • Dan Haren
  • Felix Hernandez
  • Randy Johnson
  • Tim Lincecum
  • Ross Ohlendorf
  • Javier Vazquez
  • Edinson Volquez

Of these, four were early draft picks, four were late picks, and two went undrafted.





Kawasaki Konjecture Apr. 22

22 04 2009

 

Kyle Lohse

Every two weeks, I post the top ten ranked pitchers over the two-week period, in order to test the theory that in fantasy baseball, drafted starting pitchers have little added value over starters added off the waiver wire.

Using baseball monster, I determined value for pitchers based on four categories: wins, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP.  Here are this week’s top ten:

  • Zack Greinke
  • Johan Santana
  • Chad Billingsley
  • Kevin Millwood
  • Roy Halladay
  • Andrew Bailey (RP)
  • Josh Johnson
  • Armando Galarraga
  • Kyle Lohse
  • Erik Bedard

I’ll have analysis in future posts.  For now, all I’ll say is that three of the top ten were early draft picks, three were mid-late draft picks, and four went undrafted.