Anthony A. Perri

Anthony A. Perri is the founder and the resident "Stats Nerd" here at Fantistics. Anthony is the designer of the Fantistics Projections, Grading, & the VAM drafting strategy models. His fantasy expertise has been published in several national publications, including being featured as a guest expert on Major League Baseball's official website. Anthony has an MBA and worked as a quantitative analyst within the investment industry from 1986-1999. Transplanted from New York (still a Mets Fan), he currently lives in Arizona with his wife Mary , daughter Hannah, and son Adam. Having won a "trophy room" of Fantasy Sports Championships over the last 20 years, he hopes to continue to lead you in the same direction.

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    2017 Sabermetric Notes: Second Basemen

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2017 Player Projections Software. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2017 2nd Basemen projections: Kipnis, Jason As...

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    Pitcher Sabermetric Projection Notes 2017 - Part 2

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2017 Player Projections Software. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2017 Pitcher projections: Liriano, Francisco Struggled...

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    Lift Me: Players that could see a rise in HRs in 2017

    Hit the ball hard and good things happen! This article is a rehash of a successful article we posted in 2016, where we identified players that we speculated could see an increase in HRs. As I wrote in a recent...

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    Outfielder Sabermetric Projection Notes 2017 - Part 1

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2017 Player Projections Software. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2017 Outfielder projections: Fowler, Dexter The move...

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    Pitcher Sabermetric Projection Notes 2017 - Part 1

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2017 Player Projections Software. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2017 pitcher projections. Below is a small...

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    Advanced Scoring Weights for Fantasy Baseball 2017

    Hi Folks, below is our annual review (2017) on the correlation/predictability for the statistical categories that many of us use in our rotisserie leagues.    Over the next few weeks, many  of us are about to draft the fantasy teams...

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    Catcher Sabermetric Projection Notes 2017

    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2017 Player Projections Software. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2017 catcher projections: Gattis, Evan Heavy flyball hitter...

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    2017 Second Basemen Sabermetric Projection Notes

    Sabermetric analysis is and has been the foundation of our Fantasy Baseball player projections since 1999. This analysis along with our founding concept of position scarcity, has helped us achieve superior consistency in projections accuracy. All of which can...

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    2017 HR/FB Rate: More than just Batted Ball Speed

    2017 HR/FB Rate: More than just Batted Ball Speed As I wrote last season, new baseball data continues to emerge yearly, continually granting us insight into a player's core skill/ability.  Indicators such as HR/FB rates are suddenly no longer looked at as blanket...

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    Lift Me: Players that could see a rise in HRs in 2016

    Lift Me: Players that could see a rise in HRs in 2016 Hit the ball hard and good things happen! As I wrote in a recent article, the correlation last year between Hard Hit % and HR/FB rate was approximately +.66...

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    Sorting through the ADP Movers

    Here's the latest ADP shifts that we've taken note of since the the fantasy Baseball draft season kicked off in the middle of February. As you'll see below, the player news flow does make it's impact on Average Draft Position...

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    Advanced Scoring Weights for Fantasy Baseball 2016

    Advanced Scoring Weights Fantasy Baseball

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    Pitchers: Hard Hit Rate and the relationship to BABIP against

    It's widely accepted and understood that hitters do have control on their BABIP range. BABIP or Batting Average on Balls in Play is not a one size fits all indicator. Examples of this include quick runners who have a higher...

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    2016 Shortstop Projection Sabermetric Notes

    Sabermetric analysis is and has been the foundation of our Fantasy Baseball player projections since 1999. This analysis along with our founding concept of position scarcity, has helped us achieve superior consistency in projections accuracy. All of which can...

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    HR/FB Rate: More than just Batted Ball Speed

    HR/FB Rate: More than just Batted Ball Speed As I wrote earlier this year, new baseball data continues to emerge yearly, continually granting us insight into a player's core skill/ability. Fangraphs.com among others, has been instrumental in bringing that quality data...

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    Welcome to the 2016 Fantasy Baseball season

    Hi Folks, Welcome to the start of our 2016 Fantasy Baseball Season! This morning we have released 2016 Fantistics Fantasy Baseball Player Projections/ Draft Advisory Software. The Windows version is available for immediate download, with the Mac version coming...

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    Welcome to the start of the 2015 MLB season!

    Welcome to the start of the MLB season! Tonight when the Cubs host the Cardinals at 8PM ET, the season officially gets underway. Below is our weekly Coaches Meeting, researched by our Shane Cole, for Week #1. Play Ball!...

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    Weekly Player Consistency

    Player Consistency Several years ago we introduced Consistency Factor and it's implications in  Head to Head and Daily leagues, as well as all Fantasy leagues regardless of their scoring setup. We run and update this piece every season because of...

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    2015 Shortstop Projection Sabermetric Notes

    Sabermetric analysis is and has been the foundation of our Fantasy Baseball player projections since 1999. This analysis along with our founding concept of position scarcity, has helped us achieve superior consistency in projections accuracy. All of which can...

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    2015 Catcher Projection Sabermetric Notes

    Sabermetric analysis is and has been the foundation of our Fantasy Baseball player projections since 1999 Sabermetric analysis is and has been the foundation of our Fantasy Baseball player projections since 1999. This analysis along with our founding concept...

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    2015 SiriusXM FSTA Fantasy Baseball Draft

    2015 SiriusXM FSTA Fantasy Baseball Draft - Expert Picks

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    May Pitcher Rankings 2014

    In our continuing series on player recommendations, today we take a look at the pitchers who are deviating from their projected production. The past has shown us that pitchers have a more difficult time reverting to their historical mean. Especially...

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    Historical Fantasy Baseball Values 5x5

    Hi Folks, Welcome to the start of the 2014 fantasy baseball season! With Pitchers and Catchers reporting in a few short weeks, one of the ways I open a new season is by taking a look back at the previous...

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    2013 Mid Season Rankings / 3YR 2nd Half History

    As we move beyond the all star break, it's time to set our sights on the 2nd half. Every season we come across players who unexplainably perform at higher or lower levels during certain periods of the season. One...

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    June 2013 Fantasy Pitcher Rankings

    In our continuing series on player recommendations, the latest edition of Strategy Manager + highlights the pitchers who are deviating from their projected production this season. On the ranking sheet (Pitcher Rankings for June) you will find 5 tiers...

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    May Pitcher Rankings

    In our continuing series on player recommendations, today we take a look at the pitchers who are deviating from their projected production. The past has shown us that pitchers have a more difficult time reverting to their historical mean. Especially...

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    Player Consistency - Head to Head leagues

    New Page 2 Player Consistency Revisited Several years ago we introduced Consistency Factor and it's implications to both Head to Head leagues as well as all Fantasy leagues regardless of their scoring setup. We run and update this piece...

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    2012 Fantasy Baseball Second Half Rankings

    2012 fantasy baseball second half rankings.

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    Updated Pitcher Rankings

    Updated Pitcher Rankings

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    Player Rankings Update

    Under/Over Performing Pitchers May Update 2012 (see the Recommendations) In our continuing series on player recommendations, today we take a look at the pitchers who are deviating from their projected production. The past has shown us that pitchers have...

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    Umpire Tendencies

    It's happened to all of us. We're sitting down watching our stud fantasy pitcher, and before we get out of the first inning it's apparent that it's going to be a long day....a real long day. Your pitcher is getting...

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    The Inconsistent Player 2012

    Image via WikipediaSeveral years ago we introduced Consistency Factor and it's implications to both Head to Head leagues as well as all Fantasy leagues regardless of their scoring setup. We run and update this piece every season because of it's...

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    Singles Percentage & The New Citi Field Fences

    One of my favorite indicators is our BHIP or Singles Average calculation. Singles Average (BHIPx%) - defined as the success percentage of batted balls hit into play (Singles/(AB-K-2B-3B-HR)).  The typical percentage for singles is around .250. Every year there are...

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    Fantasy Baseball: Is a Stolen Base more valuable than a Home Run?

    Lets face it, it's a dilemma that many Fantasy GMs face on draft day: How valuable is speed in relation to power. Let's start by examining how Rotisserie values a Stolen Base verses a Home Run:

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    Expected ERA winners and Losers from a season ago

    Expected ERA (XERA) depicts a pitcher's "True ERA" based on the factors within a pitcher's control. These factors include Hits, Walks, Home Runs allowed and K's. When one considers the inequity with the ERA calculation, specifically related to defense and...

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    The June MLB Fantasy Pitcher Rankings

    MLB Fantasy Pitcher Rankings