MLB Takeoff 8/11: Strikeouts are King


Note: The day we have been waiting for has arrived. Boogie Factor has been published. I wanted to give you all a better understanding about this metric. It's one that me and my tech guru have been working on since the end of 2019 season. It's a metric that takes every single factor into account. We are talking about EVERYTHING. Exit velocity, Average batted ball distance, weather, stadium, air density, expected wOBA, not only ISO, but expected weighted ISOs, K%, matchup, XwOBA, XFIP, Money Lines, Oddsmakers expectations, etc. There is not one category that will be unaccounted for. The only * I would put for now, is give it time to soak in a larger 2020 sample and we should be seeing amazing results soon enough. Any questions, message us on Twitter, comment on write-ups, anything.



Primary Arms


M.Scherzer: He was tee'd up to smash in his last start (also vs. NYM), but left in the 1st inning due to a hamstring injury. Reports are that he has been cleared & should have no limitations tonight. Scherzer currently owns a NASTY 37.9 K% through his first 2 full starts. He's one of the best examples of a high floor. Even in games where he allow multiple HRs, he almost always hangs in there and guts it out through 6 IP. When he's on his game? It's between him, Cole, and maybe DeGrom for best overall DFS Ceiling.


Z.Wheeler: Off to a good start with his new team. He's gone at least 6 IP in each start & picked up a QS & W in each. The only knock on Wheeler so far has been his lack of K's to start the season. He's K'd (12.9%) only 6 batters across 13 IP, but there is a chance he sees an uptick in his K's tonight as he takes on the Orioles.



Secondary Arms

(This isn't my favorite section. This is more out of necessity than want)