Sometimes we focus to closely on the here and now. At other times we focus on too small a sample size. In this piece we will avoid both those pitfalls and focus on the last three years of data in major league baseball.

This is by no means full analysis of what has occurred the last three years. However, we will take a look at the 10 basic categories in fantasy baseball. Note, that by looking at three years of data we are effectively removing things like good or bad luck, or at least attempting to. We’re also looking at a large enough sample size that we should feel good about removing a good deal of uncertainty that can happen from season-to-season.

*NOTE: For batting average batters required 1,500 plate appearances to qualify. For pitchers, the ERA and WHIP categories required a minimum of 450-innings pitched.

BATTING AVERAGE

 

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