Thread: Rotoman's Guide

The magazine isn't being published this year. But Peter is writing extended comments for what we call the Rotoman Special. Subscribers will find them in pulldowns on the home page.

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Kirk Swerve KirkSwerve
Jun 2

I went to the Belmont when I was 5.  I went to the Preakness in 1998 and 99. I have never made it to the Derby.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 22

That makes complete sense when the race is a mile. Is the baseball season a mile? With all these strikeouts and hit batsmen it's feeling more like the Belmont.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 22

As a former harness horse trainer/driver, I'll point out that in harness racing, the race is almost always a mile & the post that designates the point in the race 1/4 mile after the start is referred to as the quarter pole.

Mike Davis BeanCounter
May 22

I have to admit that I shied away from Quarter Pole (I said quarter mark) because I wasn't sure if that was a thing, never considering that actually it was a totally different thing (at least until we get to August 15th, at which point it will apply to this).

Thanks Bob. The easiest way to automate it would be to: 1) add a spot on the pattonandco.com pages for Alex's prices to also be prorated for the whole season, and 2) include the preseason consensus Bid price to each player's annual statline. Easiest for me, anyway. 

And if I learned some more advanced database skills I'm sure it could be done monthly for sure, maybe weekly. The biggest issue is that many new players don't get IDs until they reach the majors, and I have to resolve them by hand in order to match preseason stuff with the inseason. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 22

As a Kentucky native, I certainly should have known that Eugene.  But I most certainly did not.  Wow, I stand corrected!  But that guide update is still great.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
May 22

As someone who lived in Baltimore not far from Pimlico, where the Preakness is held, I have an obligation to point out that the quarter pole is 1/4 mile from the finish line, not 1/4 of the way into the race.  That way it's a signal for jockeys regardless of how long the race is. The finish line is always in the same place in front of the grandstand, however the starting gates move based on race distance. 

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 22

Great stuff Peter!  👏  Kinda like a quarter-pole performance review for players and roto owners.  Is it possible to automate the various lists so that they are regularly updated?

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
May 22

I put out a first-quarter special edition of the Rotoman's Guide newsletter today. Talking about first-quarter performance vs. preseason expectations. You can read it here, with charts and a link to a Google Sheet with all the values.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 21

Whoops. Fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 21