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AP 4x4: Alex Patton’s recommended bid limit in standard 4x4 AL and NL Rotisserie leagues with no inflation.

The Baseball Forecaster: Ron Shandler’s invaluable publication that comes out in late November; consulted often, by Alex anyway, in the writing of player comments.

The Bill James Handbook: Steve Moyer and John Dewan’s invaluable publication that comes out in early November; consulted often, by Alex anyway, in the writing of player comments.

The Fantasy Baseball Guide: Rotoman's invaluable magazine (on newsstands mid-January), containing more than 1500 player profiles – many of them written by Mike Fenger and many more written by Rotoman -- and approximately 350 picks and pans by industry experts, that hits newsstands in mid-January; consulted often, by Alex anyway, in the writing of player comments.

H%: same as BABIP (batting average on balls in play).

K/9: strikeouts per nine IP

K/W: strikeouts divided by walks

MF 5x5: Mike Fenger's recommended bid limit in standard 5x5 AL and NL Rotisserie leagues with no inflation.

PK 5x5: Peter Kreutzer's recommended bid limit in standard 5x5 AL and NL Rotisserie leagues with no inflation.

Rating: a simple formula (H + .5 *BB+1.5*HR) / IP that is an excellent metric for seeing how well a pitcher pitched each year, regardless of the won-lost record or ERA; it's a better version of WHIP.

Ratio: WHIP on the same footing as ERA: 9*((H+BB)/IP). Some leagues prefer Ratio.

$: Alex's $values of what players "earned" each year in standard 4x4 Rotisserie leagues. For complete explanation of the formulas see Notes for Masochists.

Rotoman: Peter Kreutzer

Rotoman’s projections: The projections we use in Patton $ On Disk.

Patton $ Online: Patton $ Online, a simple-to-use program that vastly facilitates getting ready for 4x4 and 5x5 auctions and sells for a mere $30 at AskRotoman.com.

WHIP: Ratio on the same footing as Rating: (H+BB)/IP. Some leagues prefer WHIP.