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Postby KrazyA428 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:18 pm

I am talking about average age of a Fantasy Baseball team. Right now the average age of mine is 27.9.

What do you think the prime age for a team to be is? Should i make my team older, younger, or am i just right?
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Postby hooligan1 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:26 pm

I think that's pretty good. There are an awful lot of good ball players that fall into that general age range. Too many young guys, you are going to have a problem with consistency. Too many older guys, you may have issues with nagging injuries, fading talent and just being worn out.......
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Postby Webster11 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:45 pm

Porbably anywhere from 27-30 is ideal although I dont think it will matter all that much.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:49 pm

Ideally I'd take an average around 29 - when it's most likely that all your players are in their prime, yet a at least a few years away from fading.
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Postby KrazyA428 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:04 am

what is the actual proven age when players are in their prime?

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Postby Ender » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:12 am

You want proven guys with your early picks and high upside guys with your late picks. Doesn't really matter what their age is.

Hitters usually hit their prime at age 27 and they start to regress in the early 30's. They usually hit their power prime around age 30 though. Also some recent studies have shown that the average prime age is moving closer to 30 than the old number of 27.

Pitchers hit their prime around age 29 and they don't start to regress until around 34.

So in general you are looking for age 25-27 hitters and age 27-29 pitchers because those are the most likely to suddenly take a leap forward.
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Postby Music2004Man » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:29 am

Ender wrote:You want proven guys with your early picks and high upside guys with your late picks. Doesn't really matter what their age is.

Hitters usually hit their prime at age 27 and they start to regress in the early 30's. They usually hit their power prime around age 30 though. Also some recent studies have shown that the average prime age is moving closer to 30 than the old number of 27.

Pitchers hit their prime around age 29 and they don't start to regress until around 34.

So in general you are looking for age 25-27 hitters and age 27-29 pitchers because those are the most likely to suddenly take a leap forward.


I like this explanation the best so far. What this normally means is that your first 15 rounds will probably be slightly older than your next 10. Look for your top 10 round to be experienced with the avg running anywhere from 28-34. With the last ten rounds you are trying to handicap potential breakouts so your average age should probably be 26-30 or so.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:43 am

I could care less what age my team is (although I have Wright, Bay, etc. b/c I like them b/c of their ages...). If RJ is out there in the 5th or 6th round and I'm wanting an SP, I'm going to at least think about grabbing him. Even if is ERA gets up there, he'll still win a bunch o' games. I'm not going to say 'I've already above my average age, I'd better pick Felix Hernandez to get back on track...'.

That being said, I briefly considered calculating the average age for some leagues to give myself something to do until opening day...hee hee... ;-D
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