NEW PORT RICHEY, FL. – CollegeBaseballCentral.com announced its 2014 College Baseball Central Preseason Top 25 on January 7, 2014.The rankings were complied by the staff of College Baseball Central and includes previews of each team in the list.
The 2014 College Baseball Central Preseason Top 25 features some surprises as well as some perennial powers in college baseball.
2 Cal State Fullerton
3 LSU - Preview
4 Oregon State
5 North Carolina
6 Oregon Continue reading
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I said last year that in evaluating future fantasy performance, the conversation begins and ends with wOBA. I would add that wOBA is a rate statistic, and to also consider its counting counterpart, wRAA, or Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is (to simplify) wOBA x PA.
In wRAA, you have two parts: 1) offensive performance and 2) playing time.
I wanted to see how these two things work together to affect future performance.
I looked at players who had consecutive qualified seasons from 2008-2012, and how 1) offensive performance and 2) playing time lead to higher wOBA the following year. Here is what I saw, followed by some commentary.
The table below answers the question, ‘What is next year’s wOBA based on this year’s wOBA & Games Played?’ Continue reading