In lieu of commenting on an ever-depressing political landscape, I’ve dedicated a lot of energy to baseball analysis for Majorleaguefantasysports. This is a great site operated by a great group of folks who are dedicated to sports and analysis.
My latest couple of columns embody some macro-level analysis of the first half of 2016 for both pitchers and batters. One of the intriguing aspect of baseball analysis and, in particular, its translation into fantasy analysis, is the connection between players’ performance in real life and their valuation in the fantasy markets. This parallels any analysis of stock prices or values at an auction: how do we take a complex portfolio of attractive and not-so-attractive assets and assign a particular dollar value or ranking (relative value) to it?
In this column, I address this with regard to batters. I followup in this column with a similar analysis of pitchers. Finally, in this column, I offer a reflection on the fickleness the relationship between value and performance.
More to come, of course. We are only halfway through the season.