Ray Flowers

MLB/NFL Analyst      

Ray Flowers has been a full-time fantasy analysist for the last 16 years – who has done that? – spending all his waking hours breaking down baseball, football and even hockey back in the day. For the past seven years, since the first day of the channel, he’s been on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio six days a week spewing opinionated analysis with his co-host Kyle Elfrink on the SiriusXM Fantasy Drive (Sirius 210, XM 87). Known for his analytical approach, Ray eschews pitching and quarterbacks early in drafts and isn’t afraid to predict outcomes that go completely against the grain if the data leads him there. When he’s not slaying Twitter with wondrous responses filled with charm and snark, or winning FSWA Writing Awards, he can be found watching a superhero flick, taking a swim or pounding vodka Red Bull’s into the wee hours of the morning.


 Ray's Hitting Coach - 8/27
Posted by Ray Flowers on Monday, August 27, 2018 - 14:36

A quick primer for the Hitting Coach piece that will appear seven days a week at Guru Elite. There will be a smattering of data, pertinent to setting your daily squad up. There will be ballpark data. Which parks favor what type of hitters?


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 MLB Splits: Week 22
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, August 24, 2018 - 14:03

We’ve been breaking down splits all season long. Figured I would try something different today. We have chosen to break down offensive performances by days of the week, Monday through Sunday. Green obviously denotes a good mark on the spreadsheet. As for hurlers, a bit more traditional is their review, though there is some stuff in there about relievers and first batters faced in innings.

We’re taking a look at the work of the men at the dish, and on the bump, in the following situations; (1)  Games at day or under the lights at night, (2) Runners in scoring position, (3) When ahead in the count and (4) When behind in the count.


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 Hitter Breakdown - 8/24
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, August 24, 2018 - 13:24

A quick primer for the Hitting Coach piece that will appear seven days a week at Guru Elite. There will be a smattering of data, pertinent to setting your daily squad up. There will be ballpark data. Which parks favor what type of hitters? There will be some BvP data, and yes, it does matter. We will try to list some umpire data if there is anything significant to be gleaned from it. In the end, I’ll throw all the data into the hopper and try to come up with some solid daily advice on the men that swing the lumber.


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 Weekly Catcher Report - 8/23
Posted by Ray Flowers on Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 14:14

Just as we’re taking an in-depth look at bullpen with our BURR metric, we will break down the catcher’s position every week as well at Guru Elite. Normally we just worry about the offensive side of the game, but as we move to the next level of analysis we’re looking more and more at the importance defensive side of the game. The report that follows will lay out how each backstop is doing while wearing the tools of ignorance. How is the catcher at blocking balls? Is he able to slow down the running game? Do pitchers perform better or worse when he is behind the dish? Basically, we’re concerning ourselves with all aspects of the main job of catchers – and it’s not the offensive side of the game.


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     Hitter Breakdown - 8/23
    Posted by Ray Flowers on Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:28

    A quick primer for the Hitting Coach piece that will appear seven days a week at Guru Elite. There will be a smattering of data, pertinent to setting your daily squad up. There will be ballpark data. Which parks favor what type of hitters? There will be some BvP data, and yes, it does matter. We will try to list some umpire data if there is anything significant to be gleaned from it. In the end, I’ll throw all the data into the hopper and try to come up with some solid daily advice on the men that swing the lumber.


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