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Postby spacehamster01 » Wed May 17, 2006 10:36 am

Do you not agree with some of them? These are a few of rankings that I dont understand:

John Smoltz, 110?
Trevor Hoffman...He's ranked lower than Guardado
John Patterson, Dropping like 30 rankings? He's doing really good this year too, although injured (other injured guys like Derreck Lee or Sheets didnt drop that much)
Sheets is now ranked better than Zambrano
Ryan Howard drops rankings when Sexson doesnt
Yahoo Rankings :-t

Good news, Pujols is #1
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Postby twistedude » Wed May 17, 2006 10:44 am

spacehamster01 wrote:Do you not agree with some of them? These are a few of rankings that I dont understand:

John Smoltz, 110?
Trevor Hoffman...He's ranked lower than Guardado
John Patterson, Dropping like 30 rankings? He's doing really good this year too, although injured (other injured guys like Derreck Lee or Sheets didnt drop that much)
Sheets is now ranked better than Zambrano
Ryan Howard drops rankings when Sexson doesnt
Yahoo Rankings :-t

Good news, Pujols is #1


BOOOO. I don't like it. Alot of players dropped for no reason, and many others who deserved a drop in rank (J. Pierre) didn't move at all. It almost seems random how they did it.
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Postby Madison » Wed May 17, 2006 10:52 am

Not sure why Yahoo's O-Rank matters. :-? We all know Yahoo's rankings are pretty worthless, even though I give them some credit for improving a bit this year (preseason anyway).
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Postby twistedude » Wed May 17, 2006 11:12 am

Madison wrote:Not sure why Yahoo's O-Rank matters. :-? We all know Yahoo's rankings are pretty worthless, even though I give them some credit for improving a bit this year (preseason anyway).


Alot of yahoo public leaguers put great importance in the ranks. More savvy fantasy players know that they are often pretty bogus, but they mean something to your average one. So a drop in O-Rank can sometimes mean diminished trade value.
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Postby Madison » Wed May 17, 2006 11:27 am

twistedude wrote:
Madison wrote:Not sure why Yahoo's O-Rank matters. :-? We all know Yahoo's rankings are pretty worthless, even though I give them some credit for improving a bit this year (preseason anyway).


Alot of yahoo public leaguers put great importance in the ranks. More savvy fantasy players know that they are often pretty bogus, but they mean something to your average one. So a drop in O-Rank can sometimes mean diminished trade value.


True. I'll give you that. ;-D

A suggestion though is that anyone who frequents this board should get into private leagues ;-) . Better competition, still free (most of them), and just generally better. Our Classifieds Forum has tons of openings every single year. :-) ;-D
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Postby Howie » Wed May 17, 2006 11:31 am

It'll make it easier to sell high, just point to the hot player's shiny new o-rank. Same goes with buying low.
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Postby amoore70 » Wed May 17, 2006 12:36 pm

They made a few good changes too. I was looking at the O-ranks of my h2h team. I have Tracy and Mora for 3b, and they have almost identical stats:

Tracy: 23runs, 27rbi, 7hr, 2sb, .294ba, .353obp
Mora: 28runs, 20rbi, 7hr, 0sb, .288ba, .360obp

It's interesting that after the first quarter of the season, Yahoo! adjusted Tracy to like 20 ranks HIGHER, but Mora got adjusted to 30 ranks LOWER.

Even more interesting is the ACTUAL ranks I guess. With almost identical stats, Tracy is about 60 ranks higher (133) than Mora (192). How is that possible? Either sb's are way to heavily weighted, or rbi count a LOT more than runs in the ranking formula. Weird.
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Postby GAC8666 » Wed May 17, 2006 12:56 pm

Im pretty sure that the Sb are waited much more. B/c RBIs and even runs are easier to get and more players get them. So if you have 5 more SB than a player the "fantasy value" of a player is much higher. Even if the other numbers are lower.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed May 17, 2006 1:07 pm

I only use their O rankings as a very broad part of my setting lineups.
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Postby J35J » Wed May 17, 2006 1:25 pm

I didn't even know people looked at the O-Rank, what a waste of time!!



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