MLB Takeoff 8/25: Who Do You Got?


Note: The Boogie Factor has officially been launched. I want to give you a better understanding about this metric. It's something that we've 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 isn't 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 for the rest of the season.


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S.Bieber: This dude just keeps setting records every time he steps on the mound. If you wanna see a plethora of insane Bieber stats refer to the last Takeoff from 8/20. Today I'll leave you with a simple one. On the season Bieber is 5-0, has a 1.11 ERA & a 65:6 K/BB ratio. Although he has one of his tougher match-ups of the season against MIN, he already faced them once this season & it actually was his best start. He went 8 IP, 13 K's, 3 H, & 0 ER. Bieber is priced at the same price he was last time out on FD (12K) & DK (10.8K). I'm riding this Bieber hot streak til the wheels fall off.


G.Cole: After getting off to a shaky start this season with his new team, it looks like Cole has hit his stride over his last 3 starts. He's averaging: 6.1 IP, 9.3K's, & 2 ER. Tonight he takes on an ATL team who matchup perfectly for him as they K a ton. They strike out 25% vs. RHP (starting 7 hitters with K rates > 25%), It also helps that Cole will be pitching in the best pitchers weather of the slate as we are expected to see a 23.5% decrease in HR's.