There's a bit in 'Moneyball' where they explain Scott Hatteberg's ability to read pitchers was a an important 'non-stat' reason that Billy Beane was interested in him.
I'd imagine that the guys in the dugout, or perhaps a few people tasked with that, probably watch the pitchers pretty closely. They've got to talk about something in the dugout!!! If it's as obvious as ESPN pointed out, that would be a BIG advantage to hitters.
I dumped Contreras but will have to watch him closely to see if/ when he fixes whatever his problem is. He was DEADLY at the end of last year but, if it takes him all year to get his stuff together, it may not be worth the bother to get him.
Congratulations on 2K though, that is quite a milestone!!
4 years I've been playing fantasy baseball and not once have I heard a thing about tipping pitches.......the past 2 days I think I've heard it three times.
And a sidenote: #2000