MLB Takeoff 9/22: Here Goes Nothin'

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.

If you have been riding with us throughout this entire MLB season, I want to sincerely thank you for sticking with us & giving us a shot. In the blink of an eye we have already approached the last week of the season. Lets close out this MLB season out with a BANG!

Well, tonight's slate is going to be VERY interesting...without a clear cut ACE on this slate, we are going to have to get creative with our arms & lineups today.

Primary Arms

F.Valdes: Snapped his streak of a couple really shaky starts in a row by flat out dominating the Rangers in his last start. He threw 6.1 innings, allowed 1 ER, & struck out 11(!) Rangers. Tonight he has another chance to put together a very strong outing as he takes on the Mariners who we have picked on all season, but especially against LHP. Mariners have a team LISO of .178 & a K% 22.7%. Valdes himself carries a 26% K rate into this game & has allowed virtually no power this season (LISO .066; RISO .125) thanks to his ELITE GB% (62%).

Secondary Arms