The Best of FanGraphs: January 18-22, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

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