Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Rick PorcelloSource: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America At this point in the season, each team has about 11 more trips through their starting rotation. I thought it would be helpful to see which rotations face the easiest and toughest competition over the final two months. With that information, we can identify some guys to add off the waiver wire and some potential trade targets. To figure out who has the easiest and toughest remaining schedules, I put the remaining schedule for each team in an Excel sheet and then placed the wRC+ of the opposing team next to each remaining game. That allowed me to average the opposition’s wRC+ while weighting the average to take into account the number of times that particular opposing team will be faced. If you’re a visual person, here’s an example of what I did for the Diamondbacks that might help you understand my process. In case you’re not familiar with wRC+, it’s simply an advanced stat that quantifies a team’s total offensive value ...
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