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Postby warrick95 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:26 pm

Two $ leagues on one of my accounts...too lazy to check the others:
35:113 (1:3.23)
24:111 (1:4.625)

The second team has Adam Dunn, too, for crying out loud.
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Postby ramble2 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:40 pm

BigMusky wrote:29 homeruns and 100 RBI's for a 3.44 average. You should also consider looking at where your guys are hitting. Cory Patterson hits at the top of the lineup for the Cubs so probably wont get many RBI's. 4 HRs and 8rbi's and i would not expect that to improve much. You need guys in that 3456 spot to get alot of RBI's. That is why is why it is really hard to have alot of steals/runs and rbis, because those speed guys hit in the 1,2 spot. Now you see the real reason guys like Beltran, ARod, Soriano have their value...because they get those speed stats but are in position to let there power hit those RBI's in.


Batting order is something to consider - especially when drafting (though don't put too much stock in it - better to have whoever's batting 6th for the Red Sox or 2nd for the Rangers than whoever's batting 3rd or 4th for the Royals.)

But that doesn't explain my low ratio. Here's my squad:

C - Varitek (6th in a loaded lineup)
1B - Ortiz (4th in a loaded lineup)
2B - Castillo (doesn't hit HR so doesn't bring down the ratio)
3B - Blalock (2nd with the Rangers - will get his RBIs)
SS - Furcal (could be the culprit!)
OF - Guerrero, Matsui, L. Gonzalez - RBI spots
UT - Young, Nixon, Wells - Decent to good RBI spots

The point? It's helpful to know what kind of HR:RBI ratio to expect to be at by the end of the season. My guys will get their RBIs, and when they do I'll move up in the standings. If your team is hitting above its head, consider moving over achievers for better long term pieces.

Any more HR:RBI ratios?
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Postby stevethumb » Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:26 pm

in our 13 team NL only league there have been 267 HRs hit and 1195 RBIs for a league average of 4.47 RBIs per HR
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Postby donny23 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:29 pm

35 HR (thrid place), 115 (8th place) in my 13 hitter league for a 3.29 ratio. By far the worst ratio in my league.
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Postby stevethumb » Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:31 pm

the league average in that 13 team NL only league in 03 was 1:4.14 and in 04 it was 1:3.93...
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Postby Egregious » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:00 pm

Yeah, notice the average in our league, Ramble: 1:4.18 - that's all you need to see that you're way low. I think it's difficult to predict, though, which way the ratios for non-average teams will adjust as the season goes on. My HR hitters, for example, are hitting fewer than I'd expect (and way fewer than I'd hope for, but that's another story), so I'd expect my ratio to drop as my hitters heat up, HR-wise.

Here are the league-wide averages through April 29 since 2002:

2005: 1:4.88
2004: 1:4.29
2003: 1:4.42
2002: 1:4.44

We ought to expect, though, that our ratios will be lower, since fantasy teams should have higher proportions of HR hitters than the league at large. As you can see, though, our informal fantasy average is way below the league average for 2005. HR are down this year, so far (.95/game compared to 1.23/game in 2004) - so we ought to expect the fantasy ratio to drop as the league-wide one does.

Enough about this - Ramble you need to stop calculating obscure ratios for fantasy baseball and finish your dissertation.
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Postby planet » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:34 pm

i could be totally wrong, but this sounds like a bunk stat to me... i mean what is better? having a 2 ratio with 15 HRs and 30 RBIs? or having 30 HRs and 50 RBIs with a 1.6 Ratio? seems like the lower the number is the better number to me here... or is having a 1.6 ratio with 30 HRs and 50 RBIs better or worse than having 30 HRs and 60 RBIs for a 2 ratio? i'd rather have the 2 in this case... IMO, this is a useless stat... its a stat for stat's sake... it has absolutely no logistical bearing on anything... and i can't believe that i wasted my time figuring out that my team has 31 HRs and 124 RBIs for a 4 ratio...
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Postby Egregious » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:23 pm

Um, I think Ramble just thought it was weird that he was leading in HR and middle of the pack in RBI and wondered how this compared to other people's teams' performances, so we've been comparing.

Notice that no one was saying "HRRBIR (HR to RBI ratio) is teh new OPS!!!11 u all suX0r if ur team HRRBIR is <above/below> 4!!1 it has logisticalful bearingz on everything, including team era!!1"
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