MLB Takeoff 9/4: Full Slate Fridays


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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Primary Arms


Y.Darvish: Similar to when we talk about Bieber, there aren't many more Darvish stats that I can throw your way to impress you at this point. He's having such a stellar season and I feel like it's flying completely under the radar. After his Opening Day start in which he gave up 3 runs, he has given up a combined 4 runs over his last 39 innings (6 starts) & has struck out 47 hitters over that span as well. Tonight he takes on the Cardinals who have a floor that's as low as some of the worst teams in the league. Although Darvish doesn't give up any power (LISO .073; RISO .081), tonight that could change because of the weather in Wrigley. I promise I'm not making this up, but there is an expected increase in HR's by about 54%!