I've been running my own analysis of baseball projections since 2012. It's been an educational process to better learn what works and what doesn't work, and I consistently share my results with you each year to help educate you
Winning your fantasy drafts isn't just about finding super sleepers though. It's also about just finding good value players to fill your team with.
Many of us put a lot of blind faith into choosing a baseball projection system to help us win our fantasy leagues. That's why I try to analyze the accuracy of the various projection systems each year to see
My method for unearthing sleeper pitchers is slightly out of the box but, according to the FantasyPros, I have ended up ranking as the #1 fantasy expert when it comes to ranking starting pitchers over 2016 and 2017.
Those that met the criteria averaged a 3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.3 K/9 over the 2017 season. Those that didn't meet the criteria averaged a 4.52 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.0 K/9 meanwhile. I prefer the numbers from
In the nine years that I've been doing this site, I've been identifying sleepers by setting benchmarks that I've found to be indicative of success and targeting the players with late ADPs who surpass those benchmarks.
For 2017, we have 134 starting pitchers currently on draft boards. Only 37 (28%) of them met my data-heavy criteria for identifying the best fantasy pitchers. Find out who they were in this post.
I'm looking for pitchers who can throw strikes, avoid walks and create strikeouts by making batters miss. This means these pitchers control their games as opposed to relying on their defense on balls put in play.