This thread is about frequently asked fantasy questions mostly directed toward newer players, but anyone might find this helpful:
Q - What is the difference between Roto and H2H?
A - In a roto league your team accumulates stats in all catagories and are awarded points based on league standings in each individual catagory. Example: In a 10 team league, the team with the most home runs is awarded 10 points, second is awarded 9 points, 3rd is awarded 8 points, and on down the line. Standings and points change daily for all catagories.
Team A: 97=10 points
Team C: 94=9 points
Team G: 93=8 points
Team B: 90=7 points
As the updated stats are introduced each day, the daily standings change. For instance, say team G hit 5 home runs the day the standings look like they do above, and everyone else hit 3 each, the new standings the next day would look like:
Team A: 100=10 points
Team G: 98= 9 points
Team C: 97=8 points
Team B: 93=7 points
You add up all points in all catagories to get the current standings. The team with the highest point total after the final day of the season wins the league.
In H2H, your team goes heads up against one other team in the league. For every catagory you outscore your opponent, your team is awarded 1 point. Example: Your team hits 15 home runs for the week, your opponent's team hits 13 home runs. Your team is awarded one point in the weekly standings.
In H2H leagues, all the stats are added up for the week. A typical final line could look like this:
Team A, 10 hr, 34 runs, 36 rbi, 6 steals, .298 avg.
Team B, 9 hr, 39 runs, 31 rbi, 9 steals, .302 avg.
The score on the hitting side would be:
Team A: 2 wins, 3 losses (won hr and rbi)
Team B: 3 wins, 2 losses (won runs, steals, average)
And the same would go with the pitching side to get the total wins and losses for the week, and then added with all the previous weeks wins and losses to get the total standings for the year.
Q - What is 5x5?
A - 5x5 refers to typical league scoring catagories. Average, runs, homers, RBI, and steals for hitters and Wins, ERA, WHIP, K's, and saves for pitchers.
Q - How do I calculate ERA, Avg, WHIP?
A - Batting Average or [AVG or BA] = Number of Hits (divided by) Number of At Bats
Earned Run Average [ERA] = (Number of Earned Runs x 9) divided by (Number of Innings Pitched)
Walks And Hits per Innings Pitched [WHIP] = (Hits + Walks) divided by Innings Pitched
Q - What does infinite ERA/WHIP mean and how does it affect my team?
A - Infinite WHIP happens when your pitcher gives up a hit or walk (or several hits/walks), and leaving the game without recording an out. Infinite ERA happens when a pitcher gives up one or more runs and leaves the game without recording an out.
How does that affect your team stats? Here's an example: Let's say you have John Smoltz starting, and Takatsu is one of your relievers. Takatsu gets tagged for 2 hits, a walk, and 2 earned runs, while not recording an out. Smoltz tosses a gem with 9 innings, 6 hits, 0 walks, 0 earned runs. Here's how it would look on your team:
Smoltz: 9 innings, 6 hits, 0 earned runs
Takatsu: 0.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 earned runs.
Combined: 9 innings, 8 hits, 1 walk, 2 earned runs.
Your team stats for the day would be a WHIP of 1.00 and an ERA of 2.00
Q - What is a Keeper league?
A - A keeper league is a league in which you get to "keep" a certain number of players from one year to the next. Typically, entire rosters are kept over the offseason to allow for trades, and a date is set in which you need to decide who your "keepers" are, and then start preparing for the draft. Typical keepers range from 5 to 10 players.
Q - What is a dynasty league?
A - In a dynasty league, you keep your entire roster from one season to the next. Most include a vast minor league farm system as well.
I'll add more as new questions surface.
Last edited by Madison on Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:18 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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