Keep or Kut – The new rules don’t go into effect until 2023, but for your keeper leagues, they start impacting player values now. Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) look at the shift ban, pitch clock, larger bases and limits on pick-offs, discussing and debating the fantasy impact, plus their thoughts on whether the rules are good for the game.
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1:18 – A quick look at where Pete and Chad stand in their leagues as we enter the final month
6:29 – The shift rule and its impact on hitters who pull the a lot of grounders
20:14 – No shifts means a premium is placed on defense, particularly at 2B, which will impact the player pool
24:20 – Will the shift ban be good for the game of baseball?
26:41 – Comparing the new pitch clock to existing tempo data and wondering how this will impact SP, especially veterans
33:53 – Looking at the fastest and slowest working pitchers today
40:56 – Will the pitch clock be good for the game of baseball?
46:24 – The bigger bases and limits on pick-offs will increase stolen bases, particularly for guys who already steal a lot
55:07 – Will the pitch clock be good for the game of baseball?
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