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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