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Postby kingmike74 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:54 pm

Does anyone target anyone ready to break out based on age. I foundthese numbers while messing around

Health peaks at age 27
Contact " " 28
Power " " 30-31
Plate discipline " " 34
Contact " " 34
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:59 pm

contact peaks at age 34??? so are you saying a 40 yr old and a 28 yr old are equal....i disagree heavily with some of the numbers you've posted, but your theory is a good one. if you can draft a 27 year old hitter with identical numbers the previous season as a player who is 36, im ALWAYS going with the younger guy.
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Postby RJ24VC15 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:04 pm

Yes, I always try to get all guys under 30.
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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:05 pm

Age doesn't matter how I draft unless I'm really stuck deciding between 2 players.
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Postby upyourstats » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:20 pm

I factor in age when I do my rankings. However, I'm usually not too worried about a player's age unless he is really getting up there in years(37, 38+).
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:02 pm

Age is a huge factor for me. It helps me more accurately assess where the player was yesterday, is today and will be in the future.

A 22 yo putting up the same stats as a 32 yo is a HUGE difference to me. But track record is far more important than age.
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Postby kingmike74 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:04 pm

Yeh, I like to use it when comparing 2 very close players. The numbers I got where from a fantasy site, not my own numbers. Does anyone have any examplesof say a third year player that broke out at one of these ages? I also read that 3rd year SP have a 50/50 shot at breaking out.
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Postby DbacksRback » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:44 pm

It is huge for me i tend to overlook older players completely such as Pettitte and look for younger players at the postion such as Chris Young
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Postby thedude » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:52 pm

I look at age, but it is not a giant part of my drafting. Past performance and need are much more important to me in a redraft. In a keeper age is obviously huge.
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Postby Ty Webb » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:51 pm

i definitely look at age... especially toward the end of the auction when filling out a roster. the younger guys generally get the nod over the older guys.
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