Establishing Player Dollar Values

Can we use Fangraphs dollar-value calculators in-season?

Dugout Study Hall – Expert layman Matt Goodwin (@TheCorkedMatt) and fake baseball economist Alexander Chase (@chase_rate) talk about some random baseball things on our minds, current FIP leaders and why that’s fun but doesn’t matter, and how to use (or not use) Fangraphs dollar-value calculators in-season. Help us out with a FIVE STAR RATING and a REVIEW wherever you listen and ENJOY!

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  • Our random baseball thoughts (02:38)
  • Numbers of the Week: FIP Leaders (12:12)
  • Fangraphs dollar-value calculators / projections (24:25)
  • How can we be smart about using dollar values given discrepancies? (28:18)
  • Are THE BAT X ROS broken because expected stats are broken? (31:22)
  • What’s under the hood to help us know which projections make sense? (36:42)
  • Case Study: Christian Yelich (38:02)
  • Case Study: Alec Bohm (42:14)
  • Off the Books: Aaron Judge hates Camden Yards’ new fence (53:46)

Note: Episode recorded on 05/18/22

Matt Goodwin

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