The Best of FanGraphs: January 18-22, 2016 by Paul Swydan January 23, 2016 Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times, orange for TechGraphs and blue for Community Research. MONDAY Rotographs Rankings Primer, by Paul Sporer Get ready, RotoGraphs watchers. 2016 Playing Time Battles Summary, by Paul Sporer Because they’ve only just begun to get you prepped for the season. TUESDAY The Gap Between Public and Private Information, by Adam Guttridge & David Ogren Adam and David were guest stars this week at FanGraphs, as they penned/typed this article, as well as one on the state of analytics within MLB and the future of technology in player development. Check out all three, you should. Yankees’ Playing Time Battles: Hitters, by Rylan Edwards Welcome Rylan to RotoGraphs! My Dad, and the Yankees, by Stacey Gotsulias This was a very moving tribute. Do yourself a favor and read this one. Learn from a Nerd: David Wiers Explains esports (Part 1), by Patrick Dubuque If you’re into esports, or want to be, this is a great primer. WEDNESDAY MLB Settles TV Lawsuit, Preserves Blackouts, by Nathaniel Grow Saving money is always good. Jonathan Lucroy and the New Decline/a>, by Jeff Sullivan Can it be all so simple? No, it really can’t. Ottoneu Surplus Calculator, by Justin Vibber Welcome Justin to RotoGraphs! The Universe Series of the Inter-Galactic Baseball League, by Bobby Mueller Seven of Nine is the Starfleet left fielder. THURSDAY One Hidden Reason for Why Velocity’s Up, by Jeff Sullivan Older guys are proving that they can get in on the act as well. Justin Upton: A Potential Value Trap for the Tigers, by Tyler Branneky Not many have argued that Justin Upton’s contract with the Tigers is a bad one, but here, Tyler makes that case. FRIDAY One City Producing a World Series and Super Bowl Winner, by Matthew Kory So you’re saying there’s a chance! You’re Keeping Too Many Players!, by Joe Douglas Welcome Joe to RotoGraphs!