The Best of FanGraphs: September 14-18, 2015 by Paul Swydan September 19, 2015 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 A Few Thoughts On Evaluations, by Dave Cameron This post comes first in this week’s sequence of posts. That must mean it’s the best? But Wait, There’s More!…Guys Who Can Help You Win, by Scott Strandberg Is Michael Conforto really on the wire in your league? That ain’t right. Analyzing the Strike Zone as a Three-Dimensional Volume, by Eric Lang Backdoor strikes are often not called. TUESDAY The Xander Bogaerts Overhaul, by Jeff Sullivan Towards an Objective Measure of Hanging Pitches, by Eno Sarris In which Eno gives away the subject of his upcoming THT Annual piece, much to the delight of the book’s editor, I’m sure. I Smell a Rougned Odor, by Mike Podhorzer He’s not perfect, but he has come on in a big way. What’s a Most Valuable Player?, by Dave Studeman Studes drops by to drop the mic. On the Fairness of the PITCHf/x Box Being Shown on TV, by David G.Temple Are the players at more of a disadvantage than the fans? Stop Thinking Like a GM; Start Thinking Like a Player, by Matt Corbett Really great piece by Matt here. WEDNESDAY The Catcher Is Watching You, by Eno Sarris It’s not just a dream. Other Cespedes-Like Runs in 2015, by Craig Edwards As Craig says, baseball is filled with great players doing amazing things. Introducing A New Award, Sort of, by David Wiers Here’s hoping the “Sigh, young” becomes an annual tradition. THURSDAY Scott’s Miscellany – Matt Harvey and High-Stress Pitches, by Scott Spratt Not to be outdone by Yoenis Cespedes, here are not one… Why IP Is a Poor Indicator, by Colin Charles …but two posts inspired by Matt Harvey. FRIDAY Edgar Martinez on Hitting, by David Laurila Just read it.