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Postby BBlinn13 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:34 pm

9-10 team non-keeper roto league

Ave, Hr's, Runs, Steals, and RBI are the offensive categories
K's, Wins, Era, and Saves are the pitching categories

We have to add anothe pitching category. Some say Whip while others want Loses in reverse order. (least amount of loses get the most points and so on down)

Thoughts?


We also have a wierd roster

C-1
1B-1
2B-1
3B-1
SS-1
Middle Infielder-1
Corner Infielder-1
OF-5
Utility-1
Pitchers-8
Reserve Batter-1
Reserve Pitcher-1
DL-unlimited

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Postby jlm53089 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:34 pm

WHIP. WHIP is the one of the key factors determening a good pitcher, that many scouts and fantasy players use.
or you can make it 6X6 if alot people want Loses, and just throw in OPS on batters.
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Postby Idahofan1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:00 pm

I would use WHIP. Like jlm said, it is a key stat used in player evaluation. Odds are, many in your league look at WHIP to help predict ERA anyway. After WHIP though, i would take holds.
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Postby MHD » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:36 am

Whip
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Postby BigKahuna83 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:35 pm

I too say WHIP, I am against any categories that reward the lowest in any category. L's, HR's etc. IMO they encourage what I call 'Turtle-Ball' where players bench players to wrap up one or two categories instead of going balls out for victory.
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Postby Diamond Miners » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:59 pm

BigKahuna83 wrote:I too say WHIP, I am against any categories that reward the lowest in any category. L's, HR's etc. IMO they encourage what I call 'Turtle-Ball' where players bench players to wrap up one or two categories instead of going balls out for victory.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:55 pm

I don't really agree that WHIP is a good pitcher evaluator because of the variance in hit rate but I'd still pick WHIP. It's a great stat for fantasy baseball and for me it's not about having the best real-life indicators as categories. ;-)
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Postby fhomess » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:08 pm

Amazinz wrote:I don't really agree that WHIP is a good pitcher evaluator because of the variance in hit rate but I'd still pick WHIP. It's a great stat for fantasy baseball and for me it's not about having the best real-life indicators as categories. ;-)

It's far better than losses, though. Losses are team dependent and while a pitcher has little control over how well his fielders field, he has even less control over how many runs his offense scores for him.

Another con (depending on perspective) with losses that I haven't seen mentioned is that starters actually lose value while relievers who have good ERA but don't get many decisions become more valuable.
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Postby astromania » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:51 pm

whip and holds is another good one, but whip is the better of the two
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