The Problem with xStats w/Scott Chu

Steve, Van, and Scott talk xStats and Hitter List.

Wins Above Fantasy – Van Burnett (@Van_Verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) are joined by Pitcher List’s Scott Chu (@ifthechufits) to discuss xStats and their limitations as well as the interworkings Scott’s Hitter List.

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  • :30 Welcome Scott Chu
  • 2:15 Steve on Scott’s xStats take
  • 7:13 How & why to be cautious
  • 9:45 The Christian Walker Case Study
  • 12:00 More context with xWoba
  • 14:30 Pull rate factors & Juan Soto
  • 18:10 xStats with “the new environment”
  • 25:00 Using rolling charts
  • 26:28 Inflated MLB-wide xBA
  • 31:15 Cushion xStats analysis
  • 33:40 xStats once “the shift” is banned
  • 37:50 The Hitter List and how to use “lists”
  • 42:30 How Scott makes “The Hitter List”
  • 49:50 Balancing upside and track record
  • 53:00 Understanding risers & fallers
  • 57:00 Consider player “archetypes”
  • 1:06:15 The List can help with trades
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Steve Gesuele

Steve Gesuele is a fantasy baseball enthusiast who has been playing since 2012. He takes pride in participating in his competitive home league- The League of Champions. He was the sports editor at Loyola University Maryland where he covered their men's basketball team and NCAA-champion men's lacrosse team. He is a die-hard New Jersey Devils fan currently residing in Hoboken, NJ.

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