We currently use standard 5*5 cats Avg, Runs, HR, RBI, SB and ERA, Whip, W, K, and Saves
I was thinking about adding K's for hitters, and Losses for pitchers. I was curious as to what other cats you use in addition to the standard 10, and if you think the 2 I'd be adding is a good idea. It is a H2H weekly transaction league.
Holds is great because it forces you to carry middle relievers. None of the other stats would really be impacted by middle relievers a whole lot, but if you don't have one good one, you will lose holds.
Walks is good because it rewards a player's discipline at the plate. In the standard 5x5 league, walks are not accounted for, and they should be.
I'll guarantee that my league's scoring system looks like no other; it's far from standard...it's a H2H weighted categories league with weekly lineups.
Again, the scoring system is far from standard, but in the 4 years I've run this setup the team with a good balance of power hitters, speed guys, starters, and relievers ends up winning. Teams that punt categories usually don't win against the more balanced teams.
1B - Singles 1 point
2B - Doubles 1 point
3B - Triples 1 point
BA - Batting Average 2 points
FB - Free Bases 1 point
HR - Home Runs 1 point
KO - Strikeouts (Batter) 1 point
R - Runs 2 points
RBI - Runs Batted In 2 points
SB - Stolen Bases 1 point
Scoring for Fielding Categories
FPCT - Fielding Pct 1 point
Scoring for Pitching Categories
ERA - Earned Run Average 2.5 points
FBI - Free Bases Issued 1 point
HA - Hits Allowed 1 point
INN - Innings 1 point
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
LBS - Losses And Blown Saves 1 point
S - Saves 1.5 points
W - Wins 1.5 points
WHIP - 2.5 points
i like assigning pts to stats, but we combine into one big score at the end of the week--we have 3 games a week, offense-pitching-total. we use -.5 for ab's, which i like... this year we have outfield assists, catcher throwing out stealer, and passed balls (negative) as stats.. pretty wild, there are dozens of weird stats on cbs sportsline..
We have always used these categories (7X7 with Ks and TBs for hitters and IP and L for pitchers). I like having them. The nice thing about Ks and Ls is that a team still has a chance with these 2 categories even if he has nobody playing and his opponent does (like a Sunday night game).
Our league used Ls the first year we went 7x7, and I hated it. It was so frustrating having a pitcher pitch a great game, and not only not get a W, but get an L. I prefer not to use "negative" categories at all, but there are not that many good pitching measures that don't overlap each other.
What we ended up with was holds and homers allowed. Homers allowed is negative, but it made it interesting as a kind of offset to Ks. You pitch a lot of innings, you rack up the Ks, but tend to give up HRs.