RSOB Chapter 6G: Starting Pitchers
New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction.
In most fantasy formats, pitchers vary from hitters in one key way. With fewer relevant counting stats, their measurable value rests in ratio gauges – primarly ERA – that have wider error bars than just about any other metric.
Look at the 2015 performance of a pitcher like Felix Hernandez. It is commonly concluded that 2015 was an off-year, particularly as compared to 2014. And yes, there were indicators of some skills erosion . . .
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