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X factors: Projecting fantasy baseball difference-makers every day

Fantasy baseball players of all kinds make tough choices every day. Whether you’re locking in a DFS lineup looking for a potential 3-HR bat or need a solid innings-eater for your season-long points league to help win your matchup, you need as much information as you can get every day of the MLB season. That’s where X factors comes in, using a proven projection system known as THE BAT, which uses methodologies like those employed in major league front offices to project players in each day’s matchups.
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There are some debates in baseball that just never go away. To be fair, baseball itself causes some of this by stirring the pot from time to time, and that’s not a bad thing. Anything that generates discussion is good. It shows that people care. People who care watch games and buy tickets. Thus, here we are again, debating the relative merits of the designated hitter. Hey, don’t blame me. Derek Watt Womens Jersey The commissioner is the one who brought it up.

Even though Thomas would likely come off the bench in San Antonio, he proved during his time with the Lakers that he’s still more than capable of putting up big numbers in limited minutes. He scored 20 or more points in six of Marc-Edouard Vlasic Youth Jersey the 17 games he played in Los Angeles, his best performance coming on April 1 when he scored an efficient 29 points in 29 minutes off the bench against a Heat team in the middle of a playoff push.

Overall, the Lakers’ offense improved by 4.2 points per 100 possessions when Thomas was on the court this season. The flip side is their defense got 5.1 points per 100 possessions worse — giving Thomas a net rating of only 0.2 — but the Spurs have the system and players in place on that end of the floor to hide him in ways few other teams can. With his score-first mentality off the bench in Gregg Popovich’s system, Thomas might be able to recapture some of his Celtics magic.