This Week's Lineup
Distributions, baby! It estimates the chance each player will be selected at each pick number, which also lets us know the chance each player will still be on the board at each pick number.
Didn't know this was a thing. Football Outsiders calculates a team's age not by just averaging the ages of the players on the roster, but by weighting the age of each player by the number of snaps he played in the regular season. Brady is old. Lions are young.
Starting pitchers are throwing fastballs at historic velocities so far. Relievers are still ahead of them too, as is expected. The standard starter is averaging 93.8 mph, whereas the standard reliever is averaging 93.9.
Raw value (RV) is calculated by assigning value to all the different outcomes a pitch has instead of waiting for the conclusion of the at-bat. Basically, pitchers get a boost for forcing hitters into bad decisions and dinged for allowing positive results. White Sox should have performed better last year.
Noteworthy. The MLB Statcast fielding metric Outs Above Average (OAA) is now available on player pages in the “Advanced Fielding” section and on the leaderboards.