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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:21 pm

Im not quite sure the reasoning behind it. I now have Miguel Cabrera down to 57 while Carlos Lee shot up to 31. Ben Sheets and Roy Oswalt both shot up into the 20 and 21 spots while a stud like Halladay dropped to 118. Armando Benitez has dropped to 32 and Juan Rincon to 72!! Its all for laughs anyway, though I do think O-ranks affect trade value. Im now going to try and trade for those players with ridiculously low O-ranks to see if an owner in my league ways them heavily.
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Postby rainman23 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:30 pm

I think the responders have nailed it here. Typically that O-rating is strictly stats based, and guys who have been injured or have short careers are going to be undervalued. For drafts purposes this year, though, they definitely tweaked the rankings to more accurately reflect the players' values. This was a new development, I think, as in prior years it was possible to get lots of values based on those artificially low early rankings. Some of us had to work a little harder this year.

Anyway, yeah...ratings probably dropped because now they've reverted to their strict stat basis.
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Postby The Thrill » Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:33 pm

Actually, I think Yahoo made some type of error over the course of last night (maybe loaded the wrong rankings or something).

I say this because Victor Martinez now has an O-rank of 226??? Jose Reyes 510??? They were ranked higher previously (much higher). I'm pretty sure Yahoo is experiencing "technical difficulties". !+)
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Postby RawTalent » Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:35 pm

You might want to check the other link for other discrepancies. My favorite has to be Joe Mauer at 710. I mean the guy could perhaps be the best catcher in all of baseball.
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Postby Capnpitz » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:35 pm

Anyone know what formula Yahoo! uses to calculate rank (not O-Rank)--as in, how do they weight SBs vs. HRs vs. BA, etc?
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Postby DCNats » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:42 pm

Capnpitz wrote:Anyone know what formula Yahoo! uses to calculate rank (not O-Rank)--as in, how do they weight SBs vs. HRs vs. BA, etc?


I would imagine they are weighted based on the overall scarcity of that stat. ie: SB's are worth more than R's because there are much less of them throughout the league.
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Postby Fpower » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:43 pm

I've got to agree with the "technical difficulties" theory. Whether you like Yahoo's rankings or not, I've never seen anything like this before. I mean, they're not making ANY sense at all right now.
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Postby rmeesig » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:00 pm

They are definitely having some issues.

Last night after the game, Oswalt was recorded as pitching 17 innings and having 15Ks!

Fixed by the morning though...
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