Monday, June 23, 2014

Movers and Losers - Introducing The Aggregate

Through mysticism, wisdom, arbitrary numbers pulled from thin air, and some serious number crunching, I assign each player a number, called The Aggregate, each week. That number, out of 100 with lower being better, is a collection of rankings and statistics that generally tell how a player has performed in the recent past and, for fantasy teams, can indicate whether is player is getting hot or cooling off. As I update my Excel Spre- *ahem*- Ancient Book of Knowledge with each week's performances, a differential is generated based on where they were, and where they may be going. One thing you'll notice, based on how the system works, is that the week's winner may not be the top mover. For my power rankings, I take this aggregate and combine it with past performance at that tournament to find my list.




My methods would have been validated quite spectacularly were it not for Kevin Streelman's record-breaking finish. With seven-consecutive birdies, Streelman one-putted his way to the top of the leaderboard, right past K.J. Choi and Sergio Garcia. There's always next week, right? Here's biggest movers in both directions this week:

Top 10 Movers
  1. Aaron Baddeley - (+19.2) to 28.8
  2. Carl Petterson - (+18.6) to 43.4
  3. Harris English - (+18.6) to 57
  4. Michael Putnam - (+17.8) to 49.8
  5. Nick Watney - (+17.8) to 73.2
  6. Hudson Swafford - (+15.2) to 84.8
  7. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano - (+14.8) to 57
  8. William McGirt - (+13.8) to 56.8
  9. Brendan Steele - (+11.8) to 52.2
  10. Brian Harman - (+11.6) to 41.4
Top 10 Losers
  1. Zach Johnson - (-17.2) from 41.2 to 58.4
  2. Brian Stuard - (-16.6) from 83.4 to 100
  3. Y.E. Yang - (-15.4) from 84.6 to 100
  4. Robert Streb - (-15.4) from 47 to 62.4
  5. Derek Ernst - (-14) from 86 to 100
  6. Kevin Chappell - (-12.65) from 36.75 to 49.4
  7. Robert Allenby - (-12.6) from 75 to 87.6
  8. Jonathan Byrd - (-10.2) from 76.8 to 87
  9. Hunter Mahan - (-10) from 67.6 to 77.6
  10. Scott Brown - (-9.75) from 51.25 to 61
If you'd like to know any player's current Aggregate, comment below and I'll let you know. Check back tomorrow for my power rankings. 

Kyle Donovan
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