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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:18 pm

Ender wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
Chicago RedSox wrote:First Base
.293 Average
28 Home Runs
92 RBI's
81 Runs
2 SB
Comment: Twenty years ago, 28 homers was quite an accompishment. Now, it's what mixed leagues owners should expect from a first baseman.


I can't resist knowking this. Maybe 40 years ago, 28 HRs was an accomplishment. 20 years ago, the league leaders hit 49 HRs, and there were about 40 guys who hit more than 30.


In 1986 only one player hit 40 HR's, the 7th highest total was just 31 HR's and only 18 players hit 29+. 20 years ago hitting 28 HR's made you a good HR hitter.


That's what I'm saying, Ender. This guy seems to have forgotten that 20 years ago was the HUGE increase in HRs.
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Postby Ender » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:29 pm

The big HR breakout year was 1987 which technically is 19 years when you are looking at 2006's stats. He's going to have to adjust that to 25 years ago when he writes next years article though!

I don't think he meant 28 HR's was going to lead the league etc, I think he meant 28 HR's put you up near the leaders which was true in 1986 but not in 1987. In 1986 it was like hitting 35 HR's is now.
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Postby mbuser » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:10 pm

the next splitsville column is going to touch on this too. (was kinda disappointed to come upon this thread actually -- and no, i don't have a subscription to SN). i averaged out points per position, including tiers for OF 1-3, SP 1-5, and RP 1-4, and i'm tying it in to some other numbers i have -- the average stats needed to win default public leagues last season
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Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:28 am

I'm not the best with spreadsheets. These values are 2006, 14-team, 5 x 5 and stn devp based on all hitters. It may have been a better idea to include an equal amount of players at each position?

y = standard deviations from the mean, x = amount of players. I did something weird with the DH. I took Hafner & Co. and added the best players who finished outside of the top 14 in their respective position. Of course Figgins and other multiple position eligible players make this more complicated.

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