FanGraphs+ 2015!

As the new baseball year starts, we celebrate here at FanGraphs+ by compiling an annual of sorts. Equal parts fantasy and real, our articles in this annual take advantage of our best resources here at FanGraphs in order to scout baseball players, research topics, and, in general, think about baseball as best we can.

For the non-fantasy player, our 1200 player caps can serve as gentle prods in the direction of the most interesting aspects of a player’s production. Or for a tickle on a rainy spring day. You don’t have to be interested in fantasy baseball to wonder how the clustering of a pitcher’s release point is correlated to their command peripherals, or how changing a team’s on base percentage affects the individual hitters in the lineup. Just be a baseball geek and you’ll love Dan Farnsworth’s breakdowns of a few key hitters and their mechanics at the plate — remember, this is the man that spotted the changes J.D. Martinez made that launched the Tiger into stardom.

But if you are a fantasy player, there’s gobs here for you. We hope you enjoy! It’ll only cost you $5.99 to enjoy the following:

1200 Player Caps
Eventually including all 50+ future value caps from Kiley McDaniel, these player caps will reside right on the player pages once you log in. You’ll also have access to previous player caps, for fun.

The Annual
How Much Does Having Runners on Base Improve a Hitter? by Jeff Zimmerman
Breaking Down Jung-Ho Kang by Dan Farnsworth
The Fringe Five Prospects (Plus Five) by Carson Cistulli
The Importance of Release Point Consistency by Dan Schwartz
Breaking Down Steven Souza by Dan Farnsworth
Japan’s Best, Now and Future by Jason Coskrey
The Daily Fantasy Baseball Compendium by Brad Johnson
Using Minor League Statistics To Find Sleepers by Chris Mitchell
Top 50 Rookies for Fantasy Prospects by Marc Hulet
Predicting the Quality Start by Michael Barr
Developing The Bestest xBABIP Equation Yet by Michael Podhorzer
Breaking Down Jedd Gyorko by Dan Farnsworth
Don’t Call Them Tiers: Fantasy Talent Distribution by Zach Sanders





With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.

8 Responses to “FanGraphs+ 2015!”

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  1. mauro1 says:

    Yes- awesome. Thanks for putting all of this awesome content together, Eno.

    Quick note- I don’t see player caps for Matt Harvey or Joc Pederson; were they possibly missed?

  2. bmiltenberg says:

    In eno we trust

  3. Eno Sarris says:
    FanGraphs Supporting Member

    Harvey should be in shortly. Pederson might need to wait until Kiley finishes the Dodgers.

  4. Blue Crew says:
    FanGraphs Supporting Member

    This is my first year reading FanGraphs+. Based on a quick glance at the content and all I have to say is, “WOW!” I can’t wait to dig deeper in your content. Thanks!

  5. Mike610 says:

    Great product. Is there a pdf or other file that consolidates the player caps?

  6. atwilson0328 says:
    FanGraphs Supporting Member

    Here’s a weird problem – I can’t figure out how to buy Fangraphs+. I click on the Fangraphs+ 2015 link, select the 1 year subscription and… nothing happens. What am I missing?

  7. buckb-2 says:
    FanGraphs Supporting Member

    I bought a Fangraphs+ subscription a few weeks back, but have been unable to log in for the last four days. I’ve tried changing my password, and try to log in several times a day…nothing works. Please advise.

  8. Raidersrule says:

    Help. Says I am already subscribed to fg+ but only get part of profile. I am logged in.