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Postby fimk3777 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:06 pm

I am commish in 3 year old AL only roto non-keeper. Hitting stats are HR, RBI, Avg, Walks, SB and Runs. One owner in the league is giving me grief for using avg and wants it replaced with Hits. He is stating that unless we switch we are a power only league and 'there are a lot of mid-range players that would see their ranking go up with this change'.

What gives? SB and Runs help out these same players. Who gets Hits but has a bad Avg? What am I missing. Or is this guy just nuts. I'm leaning towards the latter........

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Postby glcmustliveon » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:26 pm

I think he means that if hits are used the leadoff guys will get more because they get more AB's, anyway, If I cant convince you to switch to points :*) , stick with AVG
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Postby J_Cuz » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:27 pm

I think his point is that by adding walks to the standard five-cat system, high OPS sluggers are more valuable than they would be in 5x5 because they get walked more. His belief is that replacing average with hits will further reward contact hitters.

My suggestion: Bag walks, go standard 5x5 and all's fair.
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Postby fimk3777 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:48 pm

Yeah, yeah, good point, but it's not a keeper. Just draft accordingly and the 'problem' goes away. I don't think it's really messing up the league.

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Postby dannahann » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:58 pm

If your league doesn't incorporate a games played limit or something like weekly lineups, having both walks and hits is a BIG mistake IMO. No doubt there'll be a few owners who would roster churn hitters just like some now do with SP in leagues that aren't setup to discourage it. In fact if AVG is his problem, you could eliminate it and hits and walks and replace all 3 with OBP.
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Postby fimk3777 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:05 pm

We have games played at 162 (and innings at 1250), Yahoo defaults.

That's why I like Avg. It nice to have at least 2-3 Avg categories (batting, whip, era, etc). IMO, to go along with the counters.
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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:00 am

Going with hits over avg is a bad idea. Guys who walk alot, won't have as great as hit totals. Guys who don't walk, will get more abs, thus getting more hits. Why penalize walking, when it's good, and then reward not walking?
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