Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide Preview: “What the F#@K Are Sabermetrics?!”

As most of you have seen on Twitter, we released the 2013 FantasyTrade411 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide right before Valentine’s day. The positive response has been absolutely overwhelming (and humbling), but I’ve also had some folks understandably ask for a preview of the guide before they spend their well-earned $9.99. Don’t worry…I don’t blame you. I waffle before I make a purchase all the time.


To help you make your decision(and hopefully sway you to the dark side), I’m going to start releasing a quick preview of each piece that we have in the draft guide over the next few weeks. We have a full list of what’s in the guide over on the site, but today’s preview is an awesome piece by Moe Koltun of RotoAnalysis called, “What the F#@K Are Sabermtrics?!”.


If you’ve ever found yourself listening to a fantasy baseball podcasting wondering what xFIP was or what BABIP stood for, this article is right up your alley. Moe does a great job of explaining some of the typical sabermetrics stats you’ll hear (BABIP, FIP, xFIP, ISO and HR/FB ratio) and what they mean for your fantasy team. I always hate when analysts just throw out sabermetrics and don’t actually apply them to a fantasy context, but Moe goes the extra step and identifies some players who may be affected by some of the stats he throws out. If you’ve always felt like sabermetrics sounded like a different language, there are four and a half more pages of this article that go along with the preview below:


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I hope you enjoyed that quick preview, and again…there are four and a half more pages of that article in the draft guide, along with 134 more pages that you can read about here. And if you’ve ever wanted to try daily gaming, we’re also offering a special deal for first-time FanDuel customers that gives you $10 free on FanDuel along with the purchase of the draft guide!


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