A quick look at my work available over at Baseball Prospectus this week.
- First up was the Starting Pitcher Value Picks piece in which I looked at Phil Hughes, who I may have pumped up after watching him dismantle my favorite team in a complete game of excellence. I profess my love of Edwin Jackson yet again. Weird. Completely unexpected.
- Next up was the Weekly Planner piece which takes a look at the all the two-start pitchers for next week and decides who you should go with and who you should probably avoid. Aces are very light this week meaning you will have to look at some lesser options if you want to load up on two start starters in H2H leagues. Edwin Jackson (yes, two mentions!!!) and Bud Norris are among my favorites in that group.
- I also appeared in the Lineup Card for the first time since joining Baseball Prospectus. The week’s topic was “Favorite Baseball Books” and I discussed one of my favorite books ever: The Numbers Game by Alan Schwarz. Just a fantastic journey through the history of baseball stats engineered by one of the best writers out there. He did some fascinating work on concussions in the NFL and continues to dominate life for the NY Times.
- And finally, episode 7 will come out for the The Towers of Power Fantasy Hour, a BP Fantasy Podcast on Saturday. We discussed a ton of players of varying import ranging from stars to lower tier “only” league options. In lieu of specific segments like most weeks, the meat of the show were these in depth breakdowns on players. Send your emails to email@example.com. We record on Thursdays usually, but moved to Friday this week. We also have a Facebook Group that you should definitely join. Here is my entrant for “Best Thing I Read This Week”. I didn’t explain it particularly well on the podcast, but it cracked me the f up.