Ender wrote:I disagree with everyone~
OPS just slides your league to where it heavily favors power hitters over base stealers or good average guys.
Holds is just about the worst pitching stat you can add. It devalues all pitching because starters lose another category they add to, it devalues all non elite closers and adds another highly random stat.
You want to add stats that make the most players valuable, OPS doesn't do that and Holds devalues more players than it increase value for and completely throws off the balance of hitting vs pitching. You also want to add stats that are more predictable instead of something like Holds.
If you want to use OPS you replace AVG with it and then add K's as a negative value. That gives you 6 categories without just making power hitters the no brainer top dogs. A high average low K guy gains value as much as a high OPS big K guy and a really good hitter who can get a high OPS and not K a lot gains the most which is how it should be.
For pitching I personally like OPS against which tells more about a pitcher than ERA or WHIP and I don't think it throws off the balance that much. It also makes heavy ground ball low K guys more valuable increasing the size of the player pool.
Chacun a son gout. I got no problem with adding things that favor power hitters, since that is something that is fundamentally undervalued in fantasy baseball compared to real baseball. OPS quickly adds in the importance of walks and doubles and triples, as well as effectively double counting both hitting singles and homers.
I've detailed many times the reasons I like holds. If randomness is an issue, wins and saves should also be eliminated. Further it devalues starters and relievers, but boosts set up men, so the claim that it devalues all pitching is not true. It devalues some pitchers in favor of others.
I don't see any purpose to adding cats that "make the most players valuable" (and I don't really see any stat that does this more than Holds anyway, since it makes an entire class of pitchers representing 150-200 players more valuable).
OPS against is heavily influenced by park, defense, BABIP, and HR/FB. And I don't see any truth to the connection to GB non-strikeout pitchers. Three of the top ten guys in OPS against last year were in the top ten in G/F. Four of them were in the top ten in Ks.